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    Subject Term: "Criminal background checks"

    1 publication with a total of 1 open recommendation
    Director: Maurer, Diana C
    Phone: (202) 512-9627

    1 open recommendations
    Recommendation: To improve disposition reporting that would help states update and complete criminal history records, the Director of the FBI should task the FBI Advisory Policy Board to establish a plan with time frames and milestones for achieving its Disposition Task Force's stated goals.

    Agency: Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Status: Open

    Comments: In 2015, we reported that the FBI's Advisory Policy Board's (APB) Disposition Task Force did not have a plan with time frames and milestones for completing a best practices guide or for achieving three of its five goals. As a result, we recommended that the APB establish a plan with time frames and milestones for achieving the task force's stated goals. In July 2017, the FBI provided information on the APB's membership and duties, noting that the board is made up of various subcommittees and task forces that are limited to making recommendations to the FBI Director and promoting standards through liaison across associations. The FBI stated that because the APB is a Federal Advisory Committee made up of volunteers, imposing realistic deadlines for which they are to formulate and provide well though-out and education recommendations can be challenging. However, the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division noted that it will continue to work with the APB to develop a timeline to address our recommendation. We will continue to monitor the FBI's progress in addressing this recommendation.