Department of Veterans' Affairs

ORS 406.055
Authority of director to require fingerprints


In addition to the powers and duties authorized under ORS 406.050 (Additional powers and duties of director or department), the Director of Veterans’ Affairs may, for the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check), require the fingerprints of a person who:


Is applying for employment with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in a position described in subsection (2) of this section or is employed by the department but is being transferred, promoted or demoted to a position described in subsection (2) of this section; or


Provides goods or services or seeks to provide goods or services to or on behalf of the department as a contractor, subcontractor, vendor or volunteer, or as an employee, member or agent of a contractor, subcontractor, vendor or volunteer.


The director may request fingerprints of a person described in subsection (1) of this section who is in a position in which the person has:


Control over, or access to, information technology systems that would allow the person to harm the information technology systems or the information contained in the systems;


Access to information that state or federal laws, rules or regulations prohibit disclosing or define as confidential;


Responsibility for payroll, billing, collections or other financial transactions or for purchasing or selling property;


Access to money, negotiable instruments or financial information of the department;


Mailroom duties;


Responsibility for auditing the department or other business entities doing business with the department;


Personnel or human resources functions or access to personnel information;


Access to Social Security numbers, dates of birth or criminal background information of other persons;


Access to tax or financial information of the department or persons employed by the department; or


Access to tax or financial information collected by the department about individuals or business entities. [2009 c.166 §1]
Note: 406.055 (Authority of director to require fingerprints) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 406 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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Jun. 26, 2021