Handbook Revision, April 2018

This revision of the DFPS Background Checks Handbook was published on April 2, 2018. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Section 1000 Reorganization Updates (PATS 10552)

Part of the original Centralized Background Check Unit (CBCU) moved to HHSC effective September 2017. The group remaining at DFPS is now known as the Background Checks (BC) division. The portions of the BC Handbook most needed by non-DFPS entities were revised to reflect these changes in February 2018. This revision updates BC’s administrative policies.


1000 DFPS Centralized Background Checks Unit (CBCU)

1100 Responsibilities for Background Check Policy

1200 History of the CBCU Team

1300 Definitions of Terms

1400 CBCU Program Organization

1410 CBCU Staff Responsibilities

1411 CBCU Inspector

1412 Administrative Assistant

1412.1 CBCU Licensing Admin

1412.2 FBI Specialist

1412.3 CBCU Director's Admin

1413 System Support Specialist

1414 CBCU Manager

1415 Program Specialist

1416 CBCU Director

1500 Contacting the Centralized Background Check Unit

1510 CBCU Contact Information

1520 CBCU Email Contacts