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Office of Refugee Resettlement Influx Care Facilities and Emergency Intake Sites: Employee/Staff Background Screening

To address the number of unaccompanied children arriving at the southern border and being referred into the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement's (ORR) custody and care, ORR has opened temporary Influx Care Facilities (ICF) and Emergency Intake Sites (EIS) that are not State-licensed. In March 2021, ORR issued waivers for certain background checks for employees, staff, and volunteers at some of its ICF and EIS due to the impossibility or impracticability of obtaining the background check results in a timely manner. Our audit will determine whether these facilities are conducting the background checks that are still required before employees are hired and are implementing mitigation strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of children if ORR permitted employees to have direct access to children before background checks were completed.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
June 2021 Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement Influx Care Facilities and Emergency Intake Sites: Employee/Staff Background Screening Office of Audit Services W-00-21-59459 2022