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Criminal History Check Requirements for Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Criminal History Check Requirements for Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

RSVP must conduct criminal history checks on all employees who have the ability on more than one occasion to approach, observe, or communicate with a member of a vulnerable population through physical proximity or other means. To be considered part of a “vulnerable population,” a person must be either:

  1. A child aged 17 or younger,
  2. An elder aged 60 or older, or
  3. A person with a disability.

Accordingly, all applicants for employment with RSVP will be subject to:

  1. A nationwide name-based check of the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW);
  2. A name or fingerprint based search of the NY Sex Offender Registry and the state in which the individual resides at the time of application; and
  3. A national criminal history background check by submitting fingerprints to the FBI through a state central record repository.

RSVP must deny a person employment when any of the following are true:

  1. The individual refused to consent to a criminal history check;
  2. The individual made a false statement in connection with the criminal history check;
  3. The individual is or should be registered as a sex-offender; or
  4. The individual has been convicted of murder.

RSVP is not required to conduct criminal history checks on their volunteers.

For additional information, see Criminal History Check Requirements for Retired & Senior Volunteer Program or contact RSVP at 845-356-6818.