Gov. Eric Holcomb says a range of state agencies will no longer ask job applicants if they have been arrested or convicted of a crime.
The executive order, issued Thursday, aims to give Hoosiers with criminal records more chances to become state employees.
Right now, applicants for state job openings have to self-report any criminal history.
Holcomb’s order says this can make it hard for people with records to “have productive lives because of the stigma of their past.”