Background check process
All diocesan, parish and Catholic school employees must have a background check. The background check must contain both a statewide and federal criminal records check. At present, the Diocese of Bismarck uses MYB, Inc. to do their background checks. Another check must be obtained from the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Child Abuse and Neglect Division.
All diocesan, parish and Catholic school volunteers 18 years and older who are in regular and direct contact with minors must have a background check. Do not order a background check from MYB, Inc. for an individual under the age of 18 as they do not have public court records. For employees and volunteers under the age of 18, only the check through the ND Department of Human Services can be run. When working with children, volunteers under the age of 18 must be visually and physically accessible by an adult supervisor who has been background checked.
Background checks for active employees and volunteers who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with children and youth must be renewed every 7 years. This implementation will take place during the next 2 years, allowing parishes and schools to budget accordingly. All parishes and schools must fully implement this policy by June 30, 2017.
If you have questions regarding the background check process, please call the Chancery at 204-7213 or 1-877-405-7435.
Two background check forms are required
1. Criminal Records History Check Authorization (MYB, Inc.)
Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) 2013
2. Child Abuse and Neglect Background Inquiry (SFN 433) -If you have trouble with this
PDF you can also go to the ND Dept. of Human Services website
Directions for completing SFN 433
Cover Letter to the Department of Human Services (accompanies SFN 433 above.)