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DHS Selects New Background Studies Fingerprinting Vendor

On April 7, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has selected IDEMIA Identity & Security USA LLC (IDEMIA) as the new vendor to provide statewide fingerprint and photo services for background studies submitted to DHS. IDEMIA was selected through a competitive bid process with cost, quality and reliability of service locations considered in proposal evaluations.

Senate Committee Advances Second Bill on Fingerprinting and Background Studies

On March 17, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Senate Human Services Reform Finance and Policy Committee last week approved a bill that proposes a long-term solution to challenges with the fingerprinting and background study process in Minnesota. Senate File 1257, authored by Sen. Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake), tackles the issue  of fingerprinting capacity by authorizing the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to contract with up to three fingerprinting providers, rather than a single vendor.

Senate Committee Advances Background Studies Bill

On February 10, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Senate’s Human Services Licensing Policy Committee has advanced a proposal designed to address challenges with Minnesota’s background studies system.

Good News: Developments on Background Studies, Care Center Recertification Surveys

On November 18, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

We received good news today on two fronts:

Background Studies: The Minnesota Department of Human Services will be returning to emergency COVID-19 background studies that were previously in place. The Department is finalizing its implementation plan and anticipates this will be effective Thursday morning (Nov. 19).

DHS Resumes Fingerprint-Based Background Studies Today

On October 21, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) returned to fingerprint-based background studies as of 6:00 a.m. this morning (Oct. 21), and employers are no longer able to submit emergency background studies.

DHS Temporarily Delays Transition Back to Fingerprint-Based Background Studies

On October 7, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) has temporarily delayed the transition back to fingerprint-based background studies.

DHS to Resume Fingerprint-Based Background Studies on October 7

On September 23, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that it will return to conducting fingerprint-based background studies beginning at 6 a.m. Wed., Oct. 7, 2020, and entities will no longer

Modified Background Studies Process Remains in Place for Now

On June 30, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Members have raised questions this week about background studies, so we wanted to share an update about what we know:   

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