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All parish staff (including paid staff and volunteers with staff responsibilities) who have regular contact with minors must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Third-party vendors and their employees who may have unsupervised contact with minors at schools and parishes are generally required by law to undergo a background check. The archdiocese requires all third-party vendors and their employees to follow the archdiocesan requirements for fingerprinting, as set forth in the archdiocesan Outside User Agreements. As a result, generally, all such vendors and employees will need to be fingerprinted under the archdiocesan requirements and pass a background check before they commence activities at a location, unless their activities are of a defined emergency nature or meet other exceptions that exempt them from such requirements. The archdiocesan Office of the Legal Counsel can provide details on these requirements. The archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office coordinates with the locations and reports to the locations information received concerning fingerprinting matters that preclude and individual from serving in a paid or volunteer capacity in the archdiocese.