DPS Computerized Criminal History (CCH)Verification
(Texas State University)
I have been notified that a Computerized Criminal History (CCH) verification check will be performed by accessing the Texas Department of Public Safety Secure Website and will be based on name and DOB identifiers I supply.
Because the name-based information is not an exact search and only fingerprint record searches represent true identification to criminal history, the organization conducting the criminal history check for background screening is not allowed to discuss any criminal history record information obtained using the name and DOB method. Therefore, the agency may request that I have a fingerprint search performed to clear any misidentification based on the result of the name and DOB search.
For the fingerprinting process I will be required to submit a full and complete set of my fingerprints for analysis through the Texas Department of Public Safety AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System). I have been made aware that in order to complete this process I must make an appointment with L1 Enrollment Services, submit a full and complete set of my fingerprints, request a copy be sent to the agency listed below, and pay a fee of $24.95 to the fingerprinting services company, L1 Enrollment Services.
Once this process is completed and the agency receives the data from DPS, the information on my fingerprint criminal history record may be discussed with me. (This copy must remain on file by your agency. Required for future DPS Audits)
DPS Criminal Background Check Instructions
Per university policy 04.04.17
Non-Student Non-Regular (NSNR) employees must undergo a criminal history background check. Additionally, student workers and volunteers must also undergo a criminal history background check when requested by the department head.
Effective XX-XX-2014 with the hiring of a NSNR, student worker or volunteer/intern the new DPS form will need to be completed in order for a background check to be run. They will no longer be run from email notification.
Fill in the highlighted areas: Applicant/Employee name, person requesting check, date of birth of the applicant, department requesting background check, date and click on the type of position the applicant will hold.
Once it is filled in send to Bobbie Brandenburg (bb27) or HR@txstate.edu for processing. Once it is completed you will be notified of approval to hire. This form is now a requirement from the Department of Public Safety for audit purposes.