(1)“Criminal Offender Information” means records and related data concerning physical description and vital statistics, fingerprints received and compiled by the Oregon Department of State Police to identify criminal offenders and alleged offenders, records of arrests and the nature and disposition of criminal charges, including sentencing, confinement, parole and release records.
(2)“Criminal Records Check” means one or more of the following three processes undertaken by the Department to check the criminal history of a subject individual:
(a)A name-based check of criminal offender information conducted through the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) maintained by the Oregon Department of State Police, in accordance with the rules adopted and procedures established by the Oregon Department of State Police;
(b)A check of Oregon criminal offender information, through fingerprint identification and other means, conducted by the Oregon Department of State Police at the Department’s request (Oregon Criminal Records Check); or
(c)A nationwide check of federal criminal offender information, through fingerprint identification and other means, conducted by the Oregon Department of State Police through the Federal Bureau of Investigation or otherwise at the Department’s request (Nationwide Criminal Records Check).
(3)“Department” means the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as defined in ORS 406.005 (Department of Veterans’ Affairs).
(4)“Fitness Determination” means a determination made by the Department, pursuant to the process established under OAR 274-006-0011 (Final Fitness Determination), that a subject individual is fit or not fit to be a Department employee, volunteer, contractor or vendor in a position covered by OAR 274-006-0004 (Subject Individual)(2).
(5)“Subject Individual” means an individual identified in OAR 274-006-0004 (Subject Individual) as someone from whom the Department may require a criminal records check.
Rule 274-006-0002 — Definitions,