WHAT IS FEDERAL BONDING?
Is a tool made available to re-entry programs that serves the job placement of ex-offenders and other high risk applicants? The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, issues fidelity bonds.
WHAT IS A FIDELITY BOND?
It is a business insurance policy that protects the employer in case of any loss of money or property due to employee dishonestly. It is like a “guarantee” to the employer that the person hired will be an honest worker. Fidelity bonding services protect employers against possible theft and dishonest or fraudulent acts, and help alleviate employers’ concerns in hiring ex-offenders, and at-risk job applicants. This program is funded and administered by Employment Development Department (EDD) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
WHO DOES THE PROGRAM HELP?
Ex-offenders with a record of arrest, convictions or imprisonment; anyone who has ever been on parole or probation, or has any police record;
ex-addicts, who has been rehabilitated through treatment for alcohol and drug abuse;
poor credit record or have declared bankruptcy;
persons lacking a work history who have families with low income; and
dishonorably discharged from the military.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR BOND CERTIFICATION
Job seekers or employees may apply for a fidelity bond by visiting their local Employment Development Department (EDD) Workforce Services site.
If an employer wishes to hire and applicant they must write a letter to Mr. Donatus Ojide, Connecticut Department of Labor, Welfare to Work Unit, 200 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, CT 06109. The letter must include the persons start date and how many hours per week they will work. The effective date of the Bond is usually the start to work date of the employee. Please Note: The employer needs to contact the bonding coordinator before the employee starts work in order to make the bond effective.
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RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS
Convicted in the State of Connecticut – A person who has been convicted of a felony and committed to confinement in a State of Connecticut correctional institution or facility or community residence shall be eligible to have such person’s voting privileges restored upon release from confinement of probation or parole.
How To get voting privileges restored
- Contact the Registrars of Voters in the town where you live to obtain a voter registration card. You can also obtain voter registration cards from any public library, the DMV, DSS or any other voter registration agency.
- Fill out the voter registration and submit the card to the registers of voters in the town in which you live. You can either register in person or by mail.
VOTE ON APRIL 26, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Please call to register (860) 823-1571