The purpose of the eVetting service is to streamline the vetting process with the goal of delivering an efficient, effective and sustainable National Disclosure Service. It is important to note that an individual cannot start in a role conducting relevant work or activities without the employer receiving a vetting disclosure – This requirement made vetting turnaround time sensitive.
The 24 x7 online service enables individuals requiring Garda vetting to complete the necessary documentation from anywhere across the globe.
Prior to the introduction of the eVetting system, the vetting process was a lengthy paper based process that took several weeks to complete, in 2013, nine weeks was the average processing time for a vetting application.
The eVetting service has streamlined the previous 34 step process to a 14 step process
For the applicant it has removed the lengthy paper application and replaced it with an electronic form with user friendly validations. Provided a real-time tracking of the application throughout the process.
In August 2018 the average time to complete a vetting application from the time it was submitted to the National Vetting Bureau to a disclosure being made available to the relevant organisation was 4 days.
The demand for vetting has been growing exponentially over the past number of years. In 2017 the National Vetting Bureau received 497,045 applications. This year has seen the deadline for retrospective vetting pass. As a result, the number of vetting applications received as continued to grow, up to the end of August 2018 vetting applications received are up 14% on the same period in 2017.
In August 2018 35,732 applications were received. On 22/8/2018 the National Vetting Bureau surpassed the landmark of 1,000,000 vetting applications completed pursuant to the National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016.
In August 2018 the percentage of applications processed within 5 working days exceeded our stated objective of 80% of applications processed within 5 working days.
The roll out of eVetting has greatly improved the accessibility of vetting, eVetting has been accessed from 206 countries around the globe.