Why does the State conduct background screening of prospective employees?
The law is intended to protect the safety of all vulnerable children and adults we serve.
As a current employee of DCF/ APD will I be re-screened?
Not right away. Current employees are not required to be re-screened due to changes in law until they are otherwise required to be re-screened.
Where can I find my ORI and OCA numbers?
You need to contact your regional coordinator to obtain those numbers. A list of regional contacts is located on the DCF background screening web site under quick links.
When do the new guidelines requiring “clearance” prior to filling a position take effect?
August 1, 2010
What is the major impact of the new fingerprinting and screening law?
The major difference is effective, August 1, 2010, individuals, may no longer begin work until they have been screened and have received clearance from the Department.
Who must be screened?
Staff and volunteers working in programs that provide services to the developmentally disabled, mental health programs, substance abuse programs, child care centers, residential child caring agency and child placing agency, summer camps and programs contracted to DCF that serve children.