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Staff Exclusion List (SEL) Management and Forms

Updated 2/18/14:

Due to the large volume of incoming Authorized Person forms, we are not able to directly respond to each person who submits an Authorized Person  form.  

  • If you are a Day Care Center (DCC) or School Age Child Care (SACC) provider licensed by NYS Office of Children and Family Services, you can expect your information to be uploaded into the SEL Check webform within 2 weeks of submission of your AP form.  Those DCC/SACC APs who have submitted their AP forms prior to February 4, 2014, can expect to be added by February 18, 2014.  
  • If you are not a DCC or SACC provider and you submitted your AP form prior to November 1, 2013 and cannot use the SEL check online webform or not all of your programs are included in the webform, please send an email to cbc@justicecenter.ny.gov with the AP name, provider name and provider id number issued by the State oversight agency to your program. 
  • If you are not a DCC or SACC provider and you submitted your AP form after November 1, 2013 and cannot use the SEL check online webform, we hope to have your information uploaded into the SEL check webform by February 18, 2014.  If your email address is not accepted in the SEL check request webform after that date, please send an email to cbc@justicecenter.ny.gov with the AP name, provider name and provider id issued by the State oversight agency to your program. 

Until you are entered into the SEL check webform system, you may continue to submit SEL check requests via fax with the following form found on the Forms tab:

Fax requests are usually responded to within 3 business days of receipt.  Please do not re-submit an SEL check request form until 3 days have passed since you first submitted it.  You may inquire about a submitted request via email to cbc@justicecenter.ny.gov.

There is an instructional webinar on how to use the SEL Check webform available on the Justice Center website under the Pre-Employment Checks tab and the following link:

http://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/pre-employment-checks-webinars

When you are able to use the online webform, you may access the webform via either the Pre-Employment Checks or Forms tab or with the following link:

https://vpcr.justicecenter.ny.gov/SEL/

Once you enter an SEL request online, be sure to note the confirmation number.  If you have not received a response to an online request within 3 business days, you may inquire via email to cbc@justicecenter.ny.gov.  Be sure to include the confirmation number in the inquiry.

Webinar tutorials which explain the new process are now available

The Justice Center maintains a statewide register known as the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) which contains the names of individuals (e.g., employee, volunteer, intern, consultant, contractor) found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse and neglect.  Individuals on the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) will be prohibited from being hired by any state operated, certified or licensed agencies/providers that serve people with special needs. 

Effective June 30, 2013, facilities and service providers must request the Justice Center to conduct a check of the (SEL) before hiring or approving any person who would have the potential for regular and substantial contact with a service recipient.  Applicants who are not found on the SEL are subject to a criminal background check.  An inquiry of the State Central Register for Child Abuse and Neglect (SCR) must be also be conducted   The exclusions process is governed by regulations that implement the Protection of People with Special Needs Act.