Clearance Renewals for Current TESD Staff Members
Act 15 of 2015 requires the regular renewal of employment clearances. The following information is being provided to you as a helpful reminder about your responsibility to obtain and submit renewed employment clearances according to the following guidelines:
- If your clearances were issued after December 31, 2009, you will need to renew your clearances 60 months (5 years) from the issue date of each of your clearances.
We strongly encourage all staff members with 2016 due dates to begin the renewal process immediately.We are happy to report that information about your clearance due dates is now available through the District website within the Employee Access Center (EAC). To access this site, click here: https://eac.tesd.net. You may also access this site after signing onto the District website and clicking on “Human Resources” and “Current Employees”. If you have questions about the clearance information posted on the EAC, contact Barb Rossino at Rossinob@tesd.net or Michele Murphy at Murphym@tesd.net.
The cost for obtaining the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and the Pennsylvania State Police Clearance has been reduced to $8. The cost for the federal FBI Clearance is currently $27. The process for obtaining employment clearances is summarized below. For additional information, click here: https://www.tesd.net/Page/212.
Steps for obtaining FBI Clearance
1. Register online at http://www.pa.cogentid.com and click on the heading “PA Department of Education”.
2. Print Applicant Registration ID (i.e. PAE000000000000).
3. After being fingerprinted at one of the facilities listed on the Cogent ID website, either:
Mail/email a copy of the Applicant Registration ID form to Human Resources, or send a copy of the clearance you receive in the mail to Human Resources.
Steps for Obtaining State Criminal Record Check
1. Register online at http://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp, and click “Submit a New Record Check”. You will immediately receive a response of “No record” or “Request under review”.
2. Click on “Control number”.
3. Click on and print “Certification Form”.
4. Mail/email a copy to Human Resources.
Steps for Obtaining Child Abuse History Clearance
1. Gather information about your former addresses and anyone with whom you may have lived.
2. Register online at http://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS. You will receive an email containing your temporary password.
3. Log back onto the website with your temporary password and follow the prompts.
4. You will receive an email when your clearance is available on the website for printing.
5. Mail/email a copy of the clearance to Human Resources.
Please know that we are here to help. If you would like assistance in obtaining your clearances, please contact Human Resources. Support staff members may contact Michele Murphy at extension 1929, or Murphym@tesd.net. All other staff members may contact Barb Rossino at extension 1928 or Rossinob@tesd.net. Individuals who fail to submit the required clearance information within the specified timeframe may be prohibited from reporting to work until all clearance requirements have been met.