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5:150 GENERAL PERSONNEL - Personnel Records

Please refer to the following current collective bargaining agreements:
“Agreement for Negotiations between the Board of Education, Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, and the Association of Plainfield Teachers.”
“Agreement for Negotiations between the Board of Education Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, and the Plainfield Association of Support Staff.”

Maintenance and Access to Records
The Superintendent or designee shall manage the maintenance of personnel records in accordance with State and federal law and School Board policy.  Records, as determined by the Superintendent, are retained for all employment applicants, employees, and former employees given the need for the District to document employment-related decisions, evaluate program and staff effectiveness, and comply with government recordkeeping and reporting requirements.  Personnel records shall be maintained in the District’s administrative office, under the Superintendent’s direct supervision.

Access to personnel records is available as follows:
1.    An employee will be given access to his or her personnel records according to State law and guidelines developed by the Superintendent. 
2.    An employee’s supervisor or other management employee who has an employment or business-related reason to inspect the record is authorized to have access. 
3.    Anyone having the respective employee’s written consent may have access.
4.    Access will be granted to anyone authorized by State or federal law to have access. 
5.    All other requests for access to personnel information are governed by Board policy 2:250, Access to District Public Records. 

Prospective Employer Inquiries Concerning a Current or Former Employee’s Job Performance
The Superintendent or designee shall manage a process for responding to inquiries by a prospective employer concerning a current or former employee’s job performance.  

1.    Execute the requirements in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act whenever another school district asks for a reference concerning an applicant who is or was a District employee and was the subject of a report made by a District employee to Ill. Depart. of Children and Family Services (DCFS); and
2.    Comply with the federal law prohibiting the District from providing a recommendation of employment for an employee, contractor, or agent that District knows, or has probable cause to believe, has engaged in sexual misconduct with a student or minor in violation of the law, but the Superintendent or designee may follow routine procedures regarding the transmission of administrative or personnel files for that employee.
3.    Manage the District’s responses to employer requests for sexual misconduct related employment history review (EHR) information in accordance with Faith’s Law.

When requested for information about an employee by an entity other than a prospective employer, the District will only confirm position and employment dates unless the employee has submitted a written request to the Superintendent or designee.
LEGAL REF.: 20 U.S.C. §7926
105 ILCS 5/22-94.
325 ILCS 5/4, Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
745 ILCS 46/10. Employment Record Disclosure Act
820 ILCS 40/. Personal Record Review Act
23 Ill. Admin. Code §1.660.

CROSS REF.:  2:250 (Access to District’s Public Records), 5:90 (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting), 7:340 (Student Records)

ADOPTED:  November 22, 2004

REVISED:  June 22, 2009
September 26, 2011
May 26, 2020
May 9, 2022
June 12, 2023