Sensitive positions or positions of trust are those which require heightened scrutiny, based on the potential for harm to children, and the concern for the safety and security of the people, property and fiscal integrity of the University. These positions can be held by staff, faculty and volunteers.
The increase in need for, and placement of, designated volunteers has created significant liability exposure for the University. To mitigate this exposure, it is recommended that robust background checks be conducted, including Live Scans.
Live Scanning is a process by which fingerprints are collected electronically and transmitted to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The DOJ and FBI conduct thorough criminal background checks and return a report of findings to the identified Custodian of Records. Reports of findings are typically generated electronically in 72 hours.
Based on the report, the Custodian of Records recommends whether the individual is fit to work with minors or in other positions of trust. Reports on findings cannot be released to anyone.
The Risk Manager serves as a central point of contact for the initiation of Live Scans, and as the Custodian of Records.
The CSU Channel Islands Police Department provides the service of print collection and transmittal for University staff, and waives the $30.00 print collection fee. Departments referring staff and volunteers for finger printing would be responsible for the remaining $52.00 fee payable to the DOJ.
The CSU Channel Islands Police Department does not collect or transmit fingerprints for the general public.
Please contact Risk Management at (805) 437-8846 to initiate the Live Scan process.