"Criminal Background Check Process" - Florida

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CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS
Who is required to have a background check and where the documentation is to be provided.
The following applies to criminal background checks when screening for access to sites managed by the
State of Florida, Department of Management Services (DMS). All contractors, subcontractors and their
employees must have background checks. Documentation requirements must be provided to DMS at least
72 business hours in advance for processing. DMS contacts are:
EMAIL ALL DOCUMENTS TO:
redmsecurity@dms.myflorida.com
DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS (MUST BE LEGIBLE)
Project Number:
_______________________________
Project Name:
_______________________________
Project Location:
_______________________________
DMS Project Manager:
___________________________
NOTE: Background Checks will not be processed without the above information.
Current driver’s license: (or state issued ID card from
all paperwork originally received will be shredded,
the individual’s state of residency). If the license/card
and all paperwork will have to be re-submitted.
has been renewed and the new date is a sticker
attached to the back, a legible copy of the current date
is required.
Criminal Background Check:
In Florida, a criminal background check must be
If the driver’s license or ID card was issued less than 12
obtained from the Florida Department of Law
months from the date of the request, proof of residency
Enforcement (FDLE). The background check must be
must be provided. Acceptable documentation may be
current and have been issued within 30 days of
utility bills that reflect the candidate’s address, tax
applying for a criminal background approval.
Please
returns or official documentation mailed to the
click link below:
candidate’s address. Documents must have a date that
https://web.fdle.state.fl.us/search/app/default
is one year prior to the screening process.
If an individual has an Out of State Driver’s License,
Social Security Card: A Social Security card with only
a Nationwide Criminal Background is required,
the last four numbers visible is required. If a card has
instead of the FDLE background check. Please click
recently been applied for, a printout from the SS
link below:
Administration confirming the person’s assigned social
http://www.sentrylink.com/
security number will be accepted. In lieu of a social
security card, a current and valid U.S. passport can
Department of Management Services cannot
be accepted.
accept in-state background checks performed
by any other agency or entity. There are no
Green Card / Work Authorization: (If not a legal U.S.
exceptions. Florida background checks must
citizen). If the Green card has been renewed and the
be obtained from the Florida Department of
new date is a sticker attached to the back, a legible
Law Enforcement.
copy of the current date is required.
Requests, Verification, Notification and Approval:
Permanent Resident Card: If the candidate has a
Please allow at least one week for processing and
current permanent resident alien card or an
handling of all requests. Our office will handle your
Employment Authorization card, and their Social
request within 72 business hours of receipt; however, if
Security Card is stamped “VALID FOR WORK ONLY
there are any issues, the request will have to be sent to
WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION” they will not need the
another area for further review.
All documentation
Green Card/Work Authorization Card.
provided is verified prior to approval and missing or
further needed documentation will be requested. After
If there are any problems with the paperwork
verification, the contractor will be notified of the status
received at DMS (illegible, incomplete, etc.), you
of the individual.
will have only 20 days to correct it. After 20 days,
Revised 6/11/2018
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS
Who is required to have a background check and where the documentation is to be provided.
The following applies to criminal background checks when screening for access to sites managed by the
State of Florida, Department of Management Services (DMS). All contractors, subcontractors and their
employees must have background checks. Documentation requirements must be provided to DMS at least
72 business hours in advance for processing. DMS contacts are:
EMAIL ALL DOCUMENTS TO:
redmsecurity@dms.myflorida.com
DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS (MUST BE LEGIBLE)
Project Number:
_______________________________
Project Name:
_______________________________
Project Location:
_______________________________
DMS Project Manager:
___________________________
NOTE: Background Checks will not be processed without the above information.
Current driver’s license: (or state issued ID card from
all paperwork originally received will be shredded,
the individual’s state of residency). If the license/card
and all paperwork will have to be re-submitted.
has been renewed and the new date is a sticker
attached to the back, a legible copy of the current date
is required.
Criminal Background Check:
In Florida, a criminal background check must be
If the driver’s license or ID card was issued less than 12
obtained from the Florida Department of Law
months from the date of the request, proof of residency
Enforcement (FDLE). The background check must be
must be provided. Acceptable documentation may be
current and have been issued within 30 days of
utility bills that reflect the candidate’s address, tax
applying for a criminal background approval.
Please
returns or official documentation mailed to the
click link below:
candidate’s address. Documents must have a date that
https://web.fdle.state.fl.us/search/app/default
is one year prior to the screening process.
If an individual has an Out of State Driver’s License,
Social Security Card: A Social Security card with only
a Nationwide Criminal Background is required,
the last four numbers visible is required. If a card has
instead of the FDLE background check. Please click
recently been applied for, a printout from the SS
link below:
Administration confirming the person’s assigned social
http://www.sentrylink.com/
security number will be accepted. In lieu of a social
security card, a current and valid U.S. passport can
Department of Management Services cannot
be accepted.
accept in-state background checks performed
by any other agency or entity. There are no
Green Card / Work Authorization: (If not a legal U.S.
exceptions. Florida background checks must
citizen). If the Green card has been renewed and the
be obtained from the Florida Department of
new date is a sticker attached to the back, a legible
Law Enforcement.
copy of the current date is required.
Requests, Verification, Notification and Approval:
Permanent Resident Card: If the candidate has a
Please allow at least one week for processing and
current permanent resident alien card or an
handling of all requests. Our office will handle your
Employment Authorization card, and their Social
request within 72 business hours of receipt; however, if
Security Card is stamped “VALID FOR WORK ONLY
there are any issues, the request will have to be sent to
WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION” they will not need the
another area for further review.
All documentation
Green Card/Work Authorization Card.
provided is verified prior to approval and missing or
further needed documentation will be requested. After
If there are any problems with the paperwork
verification, the contractor will be notified of the status
received at DMS (illegible, incomplete, etc.), you
of the individual.
will have only 20 days to correct it. After 20 days,
Revised 6/11/2018