Questions on Unsupervised “Conditional” Hiring Versus Supervised “Provisional” Hiring

The questions in this section are about who may be hired on a pending basis after certain initial Background Record Check (BRC) requirements are met, while all BRCs are being completed.

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What will happen to unsupervised “Conditional" Group & School Age Child Care program staff on 12/11?

For Group and School Age Child Care programs, what will happen to existing unsupervised “Conditional” employees on December 11, 2018 when supervised “Provisional” goes into effect for these programs?

For Group and School Age Child Care programs, any candidate who was previously approved for unsupervised “Conditional” status prior to December 11, 2018, will remain in that status until a final suitability has been determined by EEC. If these candidates have not been fingerprinted yet, then you must send them to be fingerprinted. Only new candidates submitted for a BRC on or after December 11, 2018, are eligible for supervised “Provisional” status. For more information, please refer to the Background Record Check Policies on EEC’s website, specifically: Supervised Provisional Status vs. Unsupervised Conditional Hiring for all Group and School Age (GSA) Programs, Residential Programs and Placement Agencies, and Funded Programs (EEC BRC POLICY NUMBER 19-009.)

To date, which programs can use unsupervised Conditional? Which must use supervised Provisional?

Beginning on December 11, 2018, only Residential and Placement Agencies are eligible for unsupervised “conditional” status. Beginning December 11, 2018, only Group and School Aged Programs will be eligible for supervised “provisional” status. For more information, please refer to the Background Record Check Policies on EEC’s website, specifically: Supervised Provisional Status vs. Unsupervised Conditional Hiring for all Group and School Age (GSA) Programs, Residential Programs and Placement Agencies, and Funded Programs (EEC BRC POLICY NUMBER 19-009.)

Do I need to have completed my fingerprint to work in an unsupervised “Conditional” status?

Do I need to have completed my fingerprint to work in an unsupervised “Conditional” status?

No, to be eligible for unsupervised “conditional” status, candidates must have completed and cleared their CORI, SORI and DCF checks. For more information, please refer to the Background Record Check Policies on EEC’s website, specifically: Supervised Provisional Status vs. Unsupervised Conditional Hiring for all Group and School Age (GSA) Programs, Residential Programs and Placement Agencies, and Funded Programs (EEC BRC POLICY NUMBER 19-009.)

Can Family Child Care providers have unsupervised “Conditional” or supervised “Provisional" status?

Do Family Child Care providers qualify for either unsupervised “Conditional” or supervised “Provisional” status?

No, after November 2018, EEC regulations do not allow for unsupervised “conditional” or supervised “provisional” status for these categories because adequate supervision would not be possible for candidates in these statuses and to maintain proper supervision of the children. For more information, please refer to the Background Record Check Policies on EEC’s website, specifically: Supervised Provisional Status vs. Unsupervised Conditional Hiring for all Group and School Age (GSA) Programs, Residential Programs and Placement Agencies, and Funded Programs, (EEC BRC POLICY NUMBER 19-009.)

Does job title matter in determining who can supervise Provisional group & school age program staff?

Does job title matter for determining who has to supervise “Provisional” group and school aged program staff? Can I have an assistant teacher supervise a teacher?

No, the supervised requirement does not require a certain job title. Any person that has a complete final “suitability” from EEC on file and who has the ability to provide direct visual supervision may be considered for this role. (A final “suitability” requires that the CORI, SORI, DCF and Fingerprint checks to have been completed and approved). For more information, please refer to the Background Record Check Policies on EEC’s website, specifically: Supervised Provisional Status vs. Unsupervised Conditional Hiring for all Group and School Age (GSA) Programs, Residential Programs and Placement Agencies, and Funded Programs (EEC BRC POLICY NUMBER 19-009.)

Can I offer a candidate a position prior to them being approved “Conditionally” or “Provisionally"?

Can I offer a candidate a position prior to them being approved either “Conditionally” or “Provisionally”?

No. Neither an unsupervised “conditional” or supervised “provisional” offer may be made until EEC has deemed the candidate eligible for this status. The program cannot offer this temporary employment until a separate letter from EEC has been received. Unsupervised conditional hiring is only allowed in Residential Programs and Placement Agencies. For more information, please refer to the Background Record Check Policies on EEC’s website, specifically: Supervised Provisional Status vs. Unsupervised Conditional Hiring for all Group and School Age (GSA) Programs, Residential Programs and Placement Agencies, and Funded Programs (EEC BRC POLICY NUMBER 19-009.

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