Policy bulletin 605

Policy Bulletin

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Commissioner’s Directive (CD) 024 – Management of Correctional Service of Canada Volunteers

Why was the policy changed?

Technical amendments were made to this policy in response to the promulgation of CD 564-5 – Access to the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), which rescinded CSC’s ability to use the CPIC system to conduct background checks, screening, clearance, etc., for volunteers.

What has changed?

All CSC volunteers will be required to have and maintain a valid security screening at Reliability Status level.

This process will be phased in over two (2) years. As CPIC clearances for volunteers expire, volunteers will be expected to be security screened at the Reliability Status level.

In addition, the operational unit head’s responsibility to approve CSC volunteer applications recommended through the existing site review process was clarified.

How was it developed?

These technical amendments were made by the Citizen Engagement Directorate in collaboration with the Departmental Security Division and the Strategic Policy Division. Due to the nature of the changes, no consultations were required.

Who will be affected by the policy?

Applies to all individuals who are involved in the management of Correctional Service of Canada volunteers.

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