Message from Chris Treiber, Associate Executive Director for Children's Services, IAC:
I wanted to let you know that I have just received official confirmation from the DOE Office of Early Childhood Policy Team that all 4410 programs are considered to be DOE contracted. Therefore all 4410 programs are only required to complete PETS for fingerprinting.
However, you are still required to wait for the Comprehensive Background Clearance letter from DOHMH before a new employee can begin work. I hope this answers some of the questions and concerns that you have had regarding this new guidance.