New Screening Package Available: ISUEO (No MVR)
We have asked First Advantage to put together a new package that does not include the motor vehicle record (MVR) report. This is only to be used in two situations:
All volunteers with a driver's license MUST still have a driving record search conducted. This is a requirement of our county insurance coverage for volunteers which extends to them driving to and from extension activities, regardless of whether or not they have passengers. The MVR check is a critical step for our organization's risk management.
1. When a volunteer does not have a driver’s license.
2. When a volunteer has a current driver’s license from any of the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
The states listed above only allow an MVR search on employees - and not volunteers - through First Advantage or other third-party vendors. In such cases, you will need to access the specific state’s Motor Vehicle department to complete an MVR search. We have summarized these processes in the Volunteer Driving Records Checks Not Covered by First Advantage document.
Counties must not bypass the MVR search in a cost-saving measure, as it is inherent to managing a county’s liability and risk by screening volunteers.