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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. ​