ARAMARK HR Adjudication Compliance Specialist - GBS in Nashville, Tennessee


About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at at or connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter at .


Aramark, a world leader in providing award-winning food, hospitality, and facilities services and uniform and career apparel, is seeking an Adjudication Specialist to handle the review, assessment and adjudication of Aramark’s proprietary background check processes. The Adjudication Specialist will work across Aramark’s various business sectors and will be located in Aramark’s Global Business Services Center in Nashville, Tennessee. This position will report to an Assistant General Counsel in Aramark’s Legal Department.

Aramark is committed to hiring the most qualified individuals available, and to maintaining an environment where the best people want to work. An Adjudication Specialist serves a critical role in Aramark’s hiring process and enables Aramark’s managers and human resources professionals to make employment decisions consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations governing the pre-employment screening process. An Adjudication Specialist works closely with Human Resources, Operations, Compliance and Global Security.

The Adjudication Specialist is responsible for administering Aramark’s screening process and for conducting individualized assessments where required by Aramark’s practices.

Specifically, the Adjudication Specialist will, among other things:

  • Confirm compliance with Aramark’s screening process including confirmation that all required background checks were conducted in accordance with Aramark’s practices and applicable law.

  • Confirm compliance with applicable statutory requirements such as fingerprinting, clearance requirements and/or occupational licenses and registrations.

  • For those individuals identified by the screening process, conduct an individualized assessment and adjudicate the individual’s background check results consistent with Aramark’s practices and applicable law. This will periodically require consultation and collaboration with Aramark’s Global Security team and/or Legal Department to properly assess the level of risk to Aramark.

  • Conduct additional research into and gather additional facts about the circumstances underlying incidents identified in an individual’s background check results and review any additional information provided by the individual.

  • Assess and determine the job relatedness of particular criminal convictions and analyze relevant business necessities including, but not limited to, access to or interactions with sensitive populations (e.g. students, patients, the elderly, etc.), access to confidential information, use of heavy equipment, machinery or vehicles, cash-handling, fiduciary responsibility for the assets of Aramark and/or Aramark’s clients, the environment in which the job’s duties are performed, etc.

  • Handle the issuance of required notices to conditional hires consistent with Aramark’s practices and applicable law.

  • Document adjudication determinations and communicate those determinations to internal business partners.

  • Demonstrate expertise and apply it to the development, execution and refinement of Aramark’s background check processes to satisfy the needs of internal business partners and/or Aramark’s clients.

  • Assist with background check practices in areas outside of hiring/employment such as volunteers, subcontractors and temporary labor.

  • Models compliance with Aramark’s practices and procedures and supports the company’s mission, values and focus.


  • Minimum of six to eight years of job experience, preferably in human resources, law enforcement, criminal justice or the legal profession

  • College degree preferred, but not required

  • Ability to work independently or with minimal direction; take initiative

  • Ability to assess and analyze information and exercise sound judgment

  • Ability to manage a wide variety of confidential information on a regular basis

  • Proven attention to detail

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks according to business needs

  • Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) skills and ability to learn quickly

  • Ability to build influence through logical and convincing decision making

  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage a high volume of workflow and multi-task

  • Demonstrated focus on ethics and integrity

  • Familiarity with the nature and severity of criminal offenses and/or the criminal justice system a plus

  • Familiarity with anti-discrimination statutes, rules and regulations also a plus

  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Explorer (or similar web browsers)

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran