The Ohio Attorney General’s office has recently notified all background screening and fingerprint providers of a change in processing FBI background checks. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has made this change, which is effective immediately and affects customers utilizing web-based fingerprinting services.
What You Need to Know:
If an FBI background check is submitted for licensing/employment approved by the FBI and the outcome contains a criminal history record, BCI will release the criminal history record directly to you (the employer) ONLY. BCI will no longer utilize the “May Not Meet Conditions of Employment” letter. The BCI portion of the background check results can still be received by the web portal, but the FBI results will only be mailed to the intended party.
THIS IS FOR ALL FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS, EVEN THOSE WITHOUT A CRIMINAL RECORD.
With this change, the BCI has eliminated third-party access to this information. Results will no longer be in our report, but will instead be mailed directly to you. This will undoubtedly cause delays and unintended confusion to this process, as the results will come separately via U.S. mail without any context to the overall background screening report.
Corporate Screening and our fingerprinting partner is committed to creating a better solution in the future. However, the BCI is requiring us to act immediately to remain compliant. This is an unexpected and immediate system/statewide change and impacts all background screening/fingerprint vendors.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact Corporate Screening customer support (800-229-8606, option 4) or your account manager with questions or concerns related this matter.