When you apply for a job at the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), we will ask you to provide us with personal information about yourself so we can evaluate your application. If this information is not provided, our ability to consider you as a candidate may be limited. You may also provide us with your personal information that we have not specifically requested (for example, your resume or CV may contain information about your hobbies and social preferences). All information is provided on a voluntarily basis and you determine the extent of information that you provide to LCRA.
(i) Personal Information.
The kind of personal information we collect about you may include:
− Name, identity and contact details – such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, other contact information and personal preferences
− Employment details - such as details of your employment background, including position, work experience, employment references, salary and other compensation requests
− Background information – such as your educational background including degrees, certificates, transcripts, credit history and/or criminal background screenings (as otherwise permitted by applicable law)
− Any other information in your application that you choose to share with us - such as personal preferences, hobbies, social preferences, etc.
(ii) Sensitive Personal Information.
LCRA does not require sensitive personal information regarding religion, health, gender identity, sexual orientation or political affiliation in connection with your application. If you have a disability and would like for us to consider an accommodation, you may provide that information during the recruitment process.
Information from other third parties
From time to time, we may obtain information about you from public sources or third parties. For example, in the event a job offer is extended, we may conduct background screenings through a third-party service provider and verify information that you have in your application that relates to your past education, employment, credit and/or criminal history, as allowed by applicable law. Some job offers may also require a post-offer pre-employment drug screen and review of previous employers’ records related to drug testing. You may also choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by third parties such as job-related social media sites (for example, LinkedIn). By authorizing LCRA to have access to this information, you agree that LCRA may collect, store and use this information as otherwise permitted by law.
How LCRA uses your personal information
LCRA may use your personal information for the following purposes:
− Recruitment, selection, evaluation and appointment of job candidates (temporary or permanent) for the job you have applied for and for subsequent job opportunities
− General HR administration and management (in case you become an LCRA employee)
− Application analysis such as verification of your employment reference(s) that you have provided, background checks and related assessments as otherwise permitted by law
− Communicate with you and to inform you of current status of your application and future opportunities (unless you have told us that you do not want us to keep your information for such purposes).
With whom will LCRA will share your personal information?
As a political subdivision of the State of Texas, records maintained by LCRA are subject to public disclosure pursuant to the Public Information Act and other governing statutes. Apart from applicable legal requirements, LCRA endeavors to share your personal information only with those who really need it in order to perform their tasks and duties, and to third parties with a legitimate business need. LCRA may also disclose your personal information to other third parties including:
− As necessary to comply with our legal obligations, including in order to respond to a lawful government request, Public Information Act request, court order, administrative or judicial process (such as a subpoena or search warrant)
− As necessary to establish, exercise or defend LCRA’s legal rights
− As necessary to protect your vital interests (for example, we may need to share your personal information with third parties in the event of an emergency)
− Where we have otherwise obtained your consent
How long we keep your personal information
As a political subdivision of the State of Texas, LCRA maintains records in accordance with its retention policies which are, in turn, governed by state and/or federal laws.
You are responsible for the information you provide to LCRA. By providing this information, you affirm that it is honest, truthful, accurate and not misleading in any way. If you provide information concerning any other person such as individuals you provide as references, you are responsible for providing any notices and ensuring your referee consents to LCRA collecting and processing that information.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
LCRA reserves the right to change the terms of this Privacy Statement at any time upon reasonable notice.