Any person who wishes to initiate a request for a criminal history background check of a current employee shall be required to provide a written signed statement to the designated chief executive officer of an authorized employer containing the reasonable articulable grounds supporting a request and initiation of review.

(Act 99-361, p. 566, §4.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 16-22A-4. Initiation of request for criminal history background check

  • authorized employer: Any educational entity authorized to obtain criminal history background information, including the State Department of Education, local employing boards, and nonpublic schools which are responsible for hiring employees or contracting with private employers to provide personnel who have unsupervised access to children in an educational setting. See Alabama Code 16-22A-3
  • chief executive officer: The State Superintendent of Education; the superintendent of any public county or city school system; the President of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind; the Executive Director of the Alabama School of Fine Arts; the Superintendent of the Department of Youth Services School District; the Executive Director of the Alabama High School of Mathematics and Science; the superintendent of any nonpublic school, or in the absence of a superintendent, the headmaster of any nonpublic school; and the head of any department or employer covered by this chapter but not specifically enumerated herein. See Alabama Code 16-22A-3
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1