Agency filings affecting this section
Must the DSHS secretary or designee conduct background checks on all employees in covered positions and applicants under consideration for a covered position?
(1) The secretary of the department of social and health services (DSHS) or designee must conduct a background check, which may include fingerprinting as authorized by statute, on all employees in covered positions and applicants under final consideration for a covered position.
(2) The requirement to conduct a background check must include the following:
(a) Any employee seeking a covered position because of a layoff, reallocation, transfer, promotion or demotion or otherwise requesting a move to a covered position.
(b) Any applicant prior to appointment to a covered position, except when the appointment is made on a conditional basis in accordance with agency procedures authorized by WAC 388-06-0635
(3) Applicant means any person who has applied for work or serves in a covered position, including current employees requesting transfer, promotion, demotion, or otherwise requesting a move to a covered position.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.832
, 43.20A.710, and 2007 c 387. WSR 09-03-003, § 388-06-0600, filed 1/8/09, effective 2/8/09.]