Background checks sent to employers?

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Background checks sent to employers?

Postby SigP938extreme » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:16 pm

I submitted my chl application and in the affidavit section had a section on sending
My bg check to my employers.
I have an arrest 20 yrs plus but charges were dropped and dismissed.
I'm now nervous that my employer of 12 yrs will get this finger print background check
And let me go.
I haven't done the fingerprint part, I'm delaying that until I can make sure that
My bg can stay within my app purposes.
Is there a way to change that or should I just take the 140 I paid as a loss and move on since
there is no refund.

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Re: Background checks sent to employers?

Postby Jumping Frog » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:22 pm

DPS is prohibited by law from sharing that CHL background information with your employer.
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Re: Background checks sent to employers?

Postby Crossfire » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:27 pm

I am not sure what you thought you read, but your CHL background check is never sent to your employer. Do to the Privacy of Information Act, your employer cannot find out that you have even applied for a CHL - that is, unless you work for a law enforcement agency.

Perhaps you misread the "Release of Records" affidavit. That is for you to authorize DPS to perform a background check for CHL purposes, but not for them to release those records to anyone else.
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Re: Background checks sent to employers?

Postby SigP938extreme » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:58 pm

What about morpho trust finger print background chk
There was an area where I had to input my employer info.

"I authorize the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to access Texas and Federal criminal history record information that pertains to me and disseminate that information to the designated Authorized Agency or Qualified Entity with which I am or am seeking to be employed or to serve as a volunteer, through the DPS Fingerprint-based Applicant Clearinghouse of Texas and as authorized by Texas Government Code Chapter 411 and any other applicable state or federal statute or policy. "

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Re: Background checks sent to employers?

Postby mojo84 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:07 pm

I don't think that apples to CHL application. I think it applies to when you are getting fingerprints for a background check required by a current or potential employer to whom you've applied.


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Re: Background checks sent to employers?

Postby SigP938extreme » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:33 pm

If I input my employers info, won't the send the FBI BG chk to them?


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Re: Background checks sent to employers?

Postby EEllis » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:40 pm

SigP938extreme wrote:If I input my employers info, won't the send the FBI BG chk to them?


Nope. The state does the BG check not Morpho

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Re: Background checks sent to employers?

Postby Crossfire » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:42 am

SigP938extreme wrote:What about morpho trust finger print background chk
There was an area where I had to input my employer info.

"I authorize the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to access Texas and Federal criminal history record information that pertains to me and disseminate that information to the designated Authorized Agency or Qualified Entity with which I am or am seeking to be employed or to serve as a volunteer, through the DPS Fingerprint-based Applicant Clearinghouse of Texas and as authorized by Texas Government Code Chapter 411 and any other applicable state or federal statute or policy. "

This is a waiver allowing DPS to send the background info to the Authorized Agency. In the case of CHL, it goes to DPS. It does not go to your employer. This is a generic waiver for ALL purposes that fingerprints are taken. CHL is only one of the many reasons a person can be fingerprinted at MorphoTrust. Most commonly, fingerprints are taken for a background check for someone applying for a job. Hence, the generic language.
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Re: Background checks sent to employers?

Postby SigP938extreme » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:37 am

Thanks for the info


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