DFPS Centralized Background Check Unit

Handbook Revision, March 2015

This revision of the DFPS Centralized Background Check Unit Operating Handbook was published on March 2, 2015. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Revisions to PCS Background Check Policy (PATS 7692)

The items below are revised to provide:

  •  Updates to the Exemption Chart to include APS Nursing Home Care and APS Personal Care Assistance providers

  •  Updates to the DFPS History Chart to add Sex Trafficking, Labor Trafficking, and Alternative Response cases

  •  Definition and explanation of the External Sunsetting process

  •  Clarification that Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) services are still covered under the PCS policy

  •  Addition of bar for registered sex offenders

  •  Method and justification for requesting a review of a decision by CBCU to bar a person based on his or her background check results


1000 Background Checks for Purchased Client Services

1100 Policy

1200 Definitions

1521 Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Checks

1620 Renewing a Background Check

1742 Assessing Sex Offender Registry Records [new item]

1743 Assessing Juvenile History Records [previously 1742]

1744 Assessing Incomplete, Inconclusive, or Contested Criminal History Records [previously 1743]

1750 Making a Determination

1751 Cleared

1752 Absolute Bar

1810 Requesting a Review of a Determination Based on Criminal History

1820 Requesting a Review of a Determination That Is Based on a History of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation

Appendix 1000-1: PCS Background Check Criminal History Chart

Appendix 1000-2: PCS Background Check DFPS History Chart

Appendix 1000-3: PCS Background Check Exemption Chart