Job Clearances

All new employees of The Watson Institute are required to have current Act 34 (PA Criminal Record Check), Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History) and Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History Record Check) clearances on the first day of employment.  The clearances must meet program standards for employment.  To obtain the necessary forms for the required clearances, please follow the instructions below:

Act 34 – Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check Form
Act 114 – Federal Criminal History Record Check

  • Follow directions on website

Act 151 – Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form

  • Create a new account to begin the process

The Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 168 of 2014 went into effect on December 22, 2014.  Act 168 mandates employment history reviews for new employees who have direct contact with children and are hired by school entitles (i.e. school districts, intermediate units, charter and cyber charter schools, career and technical centers and private schools) and independent contractors of school entities.

Job applicants must complete a separate Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release form for each of their current and all former employers where the applicant had direct contact with children.  Click on the link below to download the form, complete as many forms as necessary and mail them to:

The Watson Institute
Human Resources Department
301 Camp Meeting Rd.
Sewickley, PA  15143-8773

Act 168 of 2014 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form