For questions regarding Protection of Minors and Background Checks, please contact:
A mandated reporter is defined as a person obligated by PA law to report child abuse in situations where there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse. All West Chester University administrators, faculty, coaches, staff, student workers, independent contractors, and volunteers are considered mandatory reporters.
The PASSHE Board of Governors' Policy 2014-01-A requires training for all employees on Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse.
Also as a result of the PASSHE Board of Governors' Policy 2014-01-A, Protection of Minors, all prospective employees and current employees, including student employees and volunteers, are required to obtain criminal background clearances on a cycle of every five years. New employees and volunteers must initiate criminal background clearances at the time of hire or assignment.
The required clearances are as follows:
In the event your start date falls before all three of the above clearances have been completed, a provisional status may be assigned to permit you to work. Provisional status may be carried for a maximum of ninety (90) days for new employees (30 days for volunteers), prior to receiving the required clearances - and only under the following conditions: