Turnaround Times

Estimated for the week of February 18, 2019

 

Background Check Item

Working on inquiries submitted the week of:

Inquiries in a Pending Status may include Name and Date of Birth Checks, Interim Fingerprint Checks, Final Fingerprint Checks

 

February 4, 2019

Court Documents, Applicant Affidavits, and Legal Documents including Additional Information Needed Notification requested documents

 February 11, 2019

Applicant Requests for Background Check Information

February 11, 2019

 

BCCU is currently experiencing longer turnaround times. We are not able to estimate the exact time when checks will be completed. Status of “Pending” means the background check was successfully submitted to BCCU and is in queue to be processed by our staff. Please review page 21 of Background Check System Entity User Guide for all status definitions. BCCU asks that everyone plan accordingly for longer turnaround times with their new hires and renewals. Please do not submit duplicate requests as this only adds to turnaround times.

 
Background Checks Results will not come back in the order submitted. Some background checks may come back very quickly, sometimes within minutes. Other background checks requiring review of information or manual intervention, will take longer. We anticipate in September we will have average turnaround times posted on our website.

General Information

  • All background checks are now submitted through the Background Check System (BCS).

  • Background checks that do not require BCCU research will be processed with results returned to the requester in BCS within hours.

  • Working days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding state holidays.

  • WSP takes up to two weeks to process resubmitted fingerprints due to poor print quality.

  • Fingerprint rejections and length of time an applicant takes to get reprinted lengthens the time to complete a fingerprint check.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) goal is to process an initial set of fingerprints within 24 hours after receiving from WSP.

  • FBI takes up to one week to process national name and date of birth requests.

  • WSP and FBI do not return results to BCCU in the order submitted.

  • Department of Early Learning (DEL), Providers and Applicants, need to contact the DEL Background Check Unit for any questions related to the background check application.  They can be reached by emailing backgroundcheck@del.wa.gov or calling (866) 482.4325, Option 4.

Status of Background Check

  • Requesting Entities can log in to the Background Check System (BCS) to see status of background check at any time.

  • Additional Questions, please email bccuinquiry@dshs.wa.gov OR call (360) 902-0299.

    • BCCU will respond to your email within two working days. 

To receive the information regarding BCS and background check process updates, please join the BCCU ListServ.


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