State Official Issues Reminder on Background Check Requirements

Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 18 of 2020, which extended the time period for certain professionals to obtain an FBI criminal history background check upon hiring if they were unable to complete their fingerprinting scan due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Human Services (DHS) is encouraging those who need a background check to complete this requirement as soon as they are able. The extension lasts 60 days following the expiration of the disaster emergency declaration or Dec. 31, whichever is sooner, for new employees, and until Dec. 31 for those renewing clearances.


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