Preliminary Fitness Determination
(1)An authorized designee or contact person may conduct a preliminary fitness determination if the Department is interested in hiring or appointing an SI on a preliminary basis, pending a final fitness determination.
(2)If an authorized designee elects to make a preliminary fitness determination about an SI, pending a final fitness determination, the authorized designee or contact person must make that preliminary fitness determination in accordance with OAR 125-007-0250 (Hiring or Appointing on a Preliminary Basis).
(3)The authorized designee or contact person must approve an SI as fit, on a preliminary basis, if the authorized designee or contact person has no reason to believe the SI has made a false statement and the information available to the authorized designee or contact person does not identify the SI has any potentially disqualifying crimes in accordance with OAR 125-007-0270 (Crimes Considered).
(4)If the information available to the authorized designee discloses one or more of the circumstances identified in section (3), the authorized designee may approve an SI on a preliminary basis, if the authorized designee concludes, after evaluating all available information, hiring or appointing the SI on a preliminary basis does not pose a risk of harm to the Department, its client entities, the State, or members of the public.
(5)If an SI is either approved or denied on the basis of a preliminary fitness determination, an authorized designee must conduct a fitness determination under OAR 125-007-0260 (Final Fitness Determination).
(6)An SI may not appeal a preliminary fitness determination.
Rule 330-007-0240 — Preliminary Fitness Determination,