Policy Change to Speed up W.Va. Background Checks

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia State Police is making it easier for some organizations to obtain the results of federal background checks of potential employees.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the State Police has revised its policy to allow the state's background check contractor, MorphoTrust, to submit potential employees' fingerprints to the FBI. MorphoTrust would receive the results and provide them to the employer.

Previously, the employer had to obtain the fingerprints from MorphoTrust and submit them to the FBI with a signed released from the job seeker. The job seeker would receive the results and provide them to the employer.

The change applies to organizations that serve children, the elderly and disabled individuals.

Alliance for Children Inc. executive director Scott Boileau says the change will speed up the process.

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