Seminary Teacher Background Check Cost Reimbursement

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Seminary Teacher Background Check Cost Reimbursement

Postby WR2010 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:17 pm

Seminary Teachers in the State of Pennsylvania require background checks, for which a cost is incurred. Does anyone know the proper procedure for handling this cost? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Seminary Teacher Background Check Cost Reimbursement

Postby scgallafent » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:12 am

Your bishop should give you a copy of the Pennsylvania Child Protection Law Checklist form. That has a reimbursement form that should be completed and given to your clerk. The Pennsylvania Child Protection Law FAQ document has specific instructions for bishops and clerks on how to handle these reimbursements.

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Re: Seminary Teacher Background Check Cost Reimbursement

Postby landbeck » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:37 pm

We have received the church document (The PA Child Child Protection Law - FAQ v4.0), and it does contain a section about processing the reimbursement. The instruction is, "To reimburse the member, the finance clerk enters the expense in MLS and selects the “Reimbursed Expenses: PA Child Protection Clearances” category. These costs are covered by Church headquarters and will not affect the local unit budget. Leaders can contact the Global Service Center (855-537-4357) with any questions about payments or reimbursements."

That category is not listed in our MLS installation. Our unit is based in MD, so I don't know if only PA units have it available/live, or if we need to make a special request to get access to it. Our seminary teacher lives in MD, but has three students who live in PA.

So now what?

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Re: Seminary Teacher Background Check Cost Reimbursement

Postby scgallafent » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:47 pm

Contact the GSC at the number listed. They may have only enabled it for stakes that are "... Pennsylvania Stake" units. I'll also mention it to the product manager next week and have him check on it. You're stake is on the list of adjacent stakes, so that is at least working.

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Re: Seminary Teacher Background Check Cost Reimbursement

Postby scgallafent » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:49 pm

Shouldn't reply from my phone...

Your stake... and it is working that you have access to the application.

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Re: Seminary Teacher Background Check Cost Reimbursement

Postby russellhltn » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:49 pm

landbeck wrote:So now what?


I'd use the contact listed in the letter. Be sure to explain that you have students that live in PA.

Where does seminary take place? If neither the teacher nor the seminary classroom is in PA, I'm not sure as PA laws would apply. (Please note, that I'm not a lawyer - I'm just wondering how PA could have jurisdiction since I'd think the law would apply to the teacher/school and not to the students. Although, since the church does have a presence in PA, it may by their angle.)
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