IRS Publication 1075 – Background Check Process and Criteria
|Title||220||Department of Administration|
|Part||2||IRS Publication 1075 – Background Check Process and Criteria|
|Type of Filing||Adoption|
|Filing Notice Date||09/18/2019|
|Filing Hearing Date(s)||10/17/2019
|Public Comment Dates||09/18/2019 to 11/01/2019
Regulation Authority :
R.I. Gen. Laws § 37-2-81
R.I. Gen. Laws § 36-3-16
Purpose and Reason :
Employees and contractors of the State of Rhode Island (“State”) may, in some circumstances, have access to and/or work with confidential information including, but not limited to, federal tax return information, healthcare records, financial information, and confidential business records. The State has an obligation to protect such information from unauthorized inspection or disclosure. As part of this obligation, the State must comply with the requirements of Publication 1075, Tax Information Security Guidelines for Federal, State and Local Agencies. These requirements include a national background check of individuals who have access to sensitive information. The purposes of these regulations are as follows:
1. To set forth procedures governing administration of the provisions of Publication 1075, Tax Information Security Guidelines for Federal, State and Local Agencies.
2. To provide requirements for individuals across the Executive Branch of State government with access to certain confidential, protected information.
3. To establish criteria for disqualification for positions with access to Federal Tax Information (FTI) as defined below.
4. To establish a process for background checks required by federal law.