The Director or designee shall manage a process for responding to inquiries by a prospective employer concerning a current or former employee's job performance. The Director shall execute the requirements in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act whenever a school district asks for a reference concerning an applicant who is or was a System employee and was the subject of a report made by a System employee to DCFS.
When requested for information about an employee by an entity other than a prospective employer, the System will only confirm position and employment dates unless the employee has submitted a written request to the Director or designee.
Please refer to the applicable collective bargaining agreement(s).
For employees not covered by a current applicable bargaining agreement:
Employees not covered by the current negotiated Agreement shall have Personnel Records covered under the same terms and conditions as those employees covered by the Agreement.
325 ILCS 5/4, Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
745 ILCS 46/10, Employment Record Disclosure Act.
820 ILCS 40/, Personal Record Review Act.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.660.
CROSS REF.: 2:250 (Access to DAOES Public Records), 7:340 (Student Records)
ADOPTED: June 18, 2020