The House passed the CUNA-supported Fair Hiring in Banking Act (H.R. 5911) Wednesday. The bill would replace the current ban on those interested in working in the banking sector with previous minor criminal records.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio.
“CUNA fully supports reducing barriers to recruiting employees and retaining talent., This legislation would expand employment opportunities and provide a second chance to individuals looking to move past their minor criminal offenses,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We thank Rep. Beatty for her leadership on this issue.”
CUNA previously supported similar legislation, as well as then-NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood’s “second chance” interpretive rule and policy statement, which updated and revised statutory prohibitions on individuals convicted of certain criminal offenses or who entered into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution for such an offense.