No, KIC’s Human Resources department has the policy and forms for background checking. This is used for sensitive positions that deal directly with children, youth, and the elders. Those types of positions will require a State of Alaska Background application form and this will include fingerprinting. The application will be entered into the State of Alaska’s database system. The turnaround with the State can take up to nine months to complete. KIC uses a local company to provide the fingerprinting service. If the position is a sensitive position, but may not deal directly with children, youth or elders, we use Employment Screening Services based in Washington. The turnaround for ESS can be anywhere from three days to up to two weeks, depending on the information being verified.