The Providers’ Council submitted comments regarding proposed changes to background record checks procedures at the Department of Early Education and Care on Friday, January 19, 2018.
The Council’s full testimony, available here, details the organization’s concerns with EEC proposed changes to the way the department handles background record checks. Specifically, the Council notes that:
- The steps in the process are unclear. In what order does the SORI check, CORI check, DCF background check and fingerprint appointment take place?
- Will fingerprinting be the first step in the process or after the SORI check?
- How long are approvals expected to take?
Council members noted that EEC requiring annual rechecks — instead of every three years — and EEC removing providers as the hiring authority could be costly and/or cause serious delays in the process, impacting providers’ ability to care for clients/consumers.
The Council will continue to keep members updated on the process as it continues. For more information, Council members can contact Bill Yelenak.