Procedures and Templates

USF Summer Programs Background Clearances

Florida Law requires that all personnel involved in “Summer Camps” (also referred to as “programs”) for children or disabled adults be screened and re-screened annually through the Florida Department of Children and Families Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse (DCF Clearinghouse).

3rd Party Summer Program Clearances

Third-party entities using USF owned or controlled resources to conduct summer programs involving minors or disabled adults must ensure all Summer Program personnel are screened for appropriate background checks through the Florida Agency for Health Care.

SRE Approvals and Reporting

Under the Florida Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees (FCOE) and USF Policy 0-027, Sponsored Research Exemptions (SREs) can be approved for otherwise prohibited relationships of USF employees with business entities doing business with USF. Such SREs must be annually reported to the State of Florida Governor and the Legislature. The SRE Reporting Procedure describes how this cross-jurisdictional process works.