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Information For Contractors

The Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) uses independent providers on an “as needed” basis. An Independent Provider Agreement will be drafted through the program contact to begin this process. Each provider must review the information below for all policies, procedures, and protocols.

Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the following clearances are required when working directly with children:

  • PA State Police Criminal History Check Clearance Act 34

  • FBI Fingerprint Clearance Act 114

  • Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training

  • PA Child Abuse Clearance Act 151

  • Tuberculosis (TB) Testing with a Negative Result

  • Sexual Misconduct Clearance Act 168

  • Arrest/ Conviction Report and Certification Form 6004

The Capital Area Intermediate Unit and its Board have policies set into place that each individual must adhere to. The following list pertains to independent providers:

  • CAIU Board Policy 103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Student

  • CAIU Board Policy 103.1: Nondiscrimination-Qualified Students with Disabilities

  • CAIU Board Policy 104: Nondiscrimination/Discriminatory Harassment-Employment Practices

  • CAIU Board Policy 216: Student Records

  • CAIU Board Policy 815: Acceptable Use of the Computers, Network, Internet, Electronic Communication and Information

  • CAIU Board Policy 815.2: Social Media

  • CAIU Board Policy 818: Contracted Services

  • CAIU Board Policy 818.1: Contractor Integrity Provisions When Working with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • CAIU Board Policy 907: Intermediate Unit Visitors

The CAIU reserves the right to request updated clearances and/or a TB test at any time. New contractors must obtain all new paperwork prior to the provision of services. When completed, documentation should be given to the contractor's program contact. Please submit all documentation at one time.

**The CAIU does not pay nor reimburse for any clearances or tests for either employees or contractors. All clearances and tests belong to the contracted individual.

**Please note that all CAIU Independent Providers are deemed Independent Contractors through the IRS. No taxes are withheld by the CAIU. For more information about the IRS tax procedure, please visit the Independent Contractor IRS website.