criminal background checks http://wamc.org en Mass. School Districts Fingerprinting Workers http://wamc.org/post/mass-school-districts-fingerprinting-workers <p>Massachusetts school districts have started fingerprinting teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and other employees, and forwarding the information to the FBI for national background checks.</p><p>The effort officially began this month in a handful of districts, with all school systems to follow in the coming weeks.</p><p><a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Boston Globe</em></a> reports that Massachusetts is the last state to fingerprint school employees to more fully search for past criminal activity.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:48:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 84106 at http://wamc.org Mass. School Districts Fingerprinting Workers MA Criminal Background Checks Limited to Decade http://wamc.org/post/ma-criminal-background-checks-limited-decade <p>Massachusetts is launching a new online system for employers to check criminal backgrounds of prospective workers, but their searches are only being allowed to go back 10 years.</p><p>Supporters of the new Criminal Offender Record Information system &mdash; known as CORI &mdash; say it will help former convicts who have paid their debt to society and stayed out of trouble for a decade get jobs and reintegrate into society.</p><p>Opponents say companies have a right to known the complete criminal history of hirees.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 11:25:27 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38402 at http://wamc.org MA Criminal Background Checks Limited to Decade