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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 131. Standards for Licensed Child-Placing Agencies

22VAC40-131-160. Personnel records.

A. Separate up-to-date written or electronic personnel records shall be maintained for each staff person, student/intern, and volunteer for whom background checks are required by Virginia and federal law. Content of personnel records for volunteers and students/interns may be limited to documentation of compliance with requirements of background checks.

B. The records of each staff person shall include:

1. A completed employment application form or other written material providing the individual's name, address, and phone number;

2. Educational background; copies of educational degrees and credentials; and relevant work experience, providing dates, places of employment, and details substantiating qualifications required by this chapter;

3. At least two written references, notations of oral references, or record of interviews with references;

4. Copies of professional licensure when licensure is required by law;

5. Annual performance evaluations;

6. Date of employment for each position held with the licensee;

7. Date of separation for each position held with the licensee;

8. Documentation of compliance with requirements of Virginia and federal laws regarding background checks;

9. Documentation of all training required by these standards; and

10. A current job description.

C. Personnel records shall be retained in their entirety for at least two years after separation from employment, contractual service, student/intern, or volunteer service.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 10, eff. May 1, 2012.

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