limited to papers, documents, recordings and photographs, whether on pa per or stored/transmitted
I also hereby authorize access to any and all social networking account(s) that have been created under my
name and/or email address(s) related to web based internet (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) Refusal to allow
access to social networking site account(s) created under my name and/or email address(s) shall be grounds for
dismissal from the testing process.
I understand that the City may in its sole discretion disclose to any appropriate law enforcement agencies and
other governmental authorities any information received in the course of the background investigation
indicative of conduct constituting any past, current or future felony or misdemeanor violations of any federal or
state law or local ordinance committed or planned by me.
I release, discharge, covenant not to sue and indemnify and hold harmless the City of Charleston, South
Carolina, and all of its employees, agents, and assigns, form and against any and all claims, causes of action,
losses, damages and/or liabilities of any kind or type resulting from or in connection with the performance or
use of the background investigation to any person or entity as may be authorized by the terms of this release or
at my written direction and consent.
I do he reby specifically authorize, request and direct any individual, including by not limited to my family,
friends, neighbors (past or present), and acquaintances (past or present), my employers (past or present), my
references, educational institutions of any kind, credit bureaus or consumer reporting agencies, medical
institutions or doctors, or any other person, institution, organization or governmental agency or instrumentality
(local, state, federal, military, or foreign), wherever situated, to completely and thoroughly answer any and all
questions concerning me posed by an official or employee of the City and to provide to the City, or any of its
officials or employees, any requested document, information, record or file concerning me.
I understand that, in the event I suffer any injury of any kind as a result of the individual’s cooperation with the
conduct of the background investigation or release of information to the City, I am herein forfeiting any and all
right to bring legal action against or seek redress in the courts from the individual, even if such injury or harm
occurs as a direct result of the individual’s negligence or actual malice or any other failure on the individual’s
part to satisfy any duty owed me.
I understand that, in the event I suffer any injury of any kind as a result of the City’s conduct of this background
investigation, I am herein forfeiting any and all right to bring legal action against or seek redress in the courts
from the City or any of its officials or employees. Even if such injury or harm occurs as a direct result of their
negligence or any other failure on their part to satisfy any duty owed me.
And, also for and in consideration of the City of Charleston’s consideration of my application for the position,
recognizing that complete candor on t he part of those from whom information is sought is ensured only by
maintaining the confidentially of a complete background investigation, I do hereby waive, release and forever
relinquish any right I might otherwise have pursuant to any provision of federal or state statute or regulation,
local ordinance or common law, to review and/or copy any background investigation report, including but not
limited to the final and any draft reports, and all written or otherwise recorded documents or data created,
compiled or collected in connection with such background investigation, completed on me or any part thereof.
For purposes of conducting the background investigation and gathering the information necessary to gauge my
fitness for the position, this Waiver and Release shall be effective for a period of 18 months from the date of my
execution hereof. A copy of the Waiver and Release shall be deemed as effective as the original. My waiver of
the right to review and copy the background investigation is perpetual.