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TITLE:  DoD Instruction 1402.5, "Criminal History Background Checks on Individuals In Child Care Services", 01/19/1993

SUMMARY:  This Instruction:

  1. Implements Public Law 101-647, Section 231, and Public Law 102-190, Section 1094. 
  2. Requires procedures for existing and newly hired individuals and includes a review of personnel and security records to include a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint check and State Criminal History Repositories (SCHR) checks of residences listed on employment or certification applications. 
  3. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for criminal history background checks for all existing and newly hired individuals involved in the provision of child care services as Federal employees, contractors, or in Federal facilities to children under the age of 18. The checks are required of all individuals in the Department of Defense involved in providing child care services defined in enclosure 3, and for policy reasons, those categories of individuals not expressly governed by the statute. 
  4. Allows the Department of Defense to provisionally hire such individuals before the completion of a background check. However, at all times while children are in the care of that individual, the child care provider must be within sight and under the supervision of a staff person whose background check has been successfully completed. Healthcare personnel shall comply with guidance provided in enclosure 5.

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OPR:  PDUSD(P&R), 703-697-2121