The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) provides fidelity

bonding insurance coverage, sometimes called dishonesty
bonding, to high monetary risk individuals. These
applicants have been or may be denied commercial
coverage due to an unlawful record, history of alcohol or
drug use, poor credit, lack of employment history, or
dishonorable military discharge.
Many employers carry insurance to protect themselves
against employee dishonesty, theft, and embezzlement.
However, insurance companies which provide
coverage often refuse to cover high-risk job applicants.
Therefore, some employers will not hire those individuals
who cannot be covered.

of six months, employers may purchase a transfer bond
for one or more successive six-month periods at the
discretion of the insurer. The use of the transfer bond in this
manner enables an employee to become permanently
bondable. Requests for subsequent bonds may be made, in
writing to: The McLaughlin Company, 1725 DeSales Street,
NW, Suite 900, Washington D.C., 20036. The McLaughlin
Company will provide the coverage at regular commercial
bonding rates.

The Federal Bonding Program, administered by the Georgia
Department of Labor (GDOL), was specifically designed for
such situations. Travelers Property Casualty, under contract
with the U.S. Department of Labor, has agreed to provide
this insurance through The McLaughlin Company, its agent
in Washington, D.C. This coverage is provided at no cost
to the employer or the applicant.

The bond is written for a six-month period. At the end

Individuals must meet the following criteria to qualify.
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Criminal background

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Alcohol or drug use

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Poor credit history

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Dishonorable military discharge

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Lack of employment history

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Temporary Assistance to Needy Families(TANF) Recipi ents

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What does the bond cover?
It insures the employer for any type of theft, forgery,
larceny or embezzlement for a six-month period. It does
not cover liability due to poor workmanship, job
injuries or work accidents. It is not a bail bond or court
bond for the legal system.

Bonding assistance may be provided to any individual who
is qualified for the employment in question, not
commercially bondable, and has a firm job offer. The job
must offer full-time work, adequate working conditions and
wages, reasonable expectation of permanence, and
excludes both self-employment and employment as a
franchise representative.
Requests for bonding may be made by the job applicant or
the prospective employer to the GDOL on behalf of the
applicant/employee. Providing the applicant and the job
meet eligibility criteria, bonding coverage becomes
effective immediately following DOL certification and the
applicant's first day of work. After the applicant is enrolled
in the FBP, the bond is mailed directly to the employer.

or call the FBP coordinator at 404-232-3540. A representative from the GDOL can help match the amount of the
FBP coverage to the exact needs of the job.

2. Can the bond be issued at any time?
For the bond to be issued, the employer must make the
applicant a job offer with a date for the individual to
start work. A bond will not be issued without a firm
offer of a job or a start date.
Since the program's inception in 1966, the default rate, a
general indicator of participant reliability constructed by
an independent research team, has consistently remained
under 2 percent. Additional research indicates that those
people who received bonding assistance could not have
obtained the job without this coverage.
For further information on The Federal Bonding
Program, please contact a local GDOL career center office,

3. What does it cost?
The Federal Bonding Program is a service provided by
the Georgia Department of Labor at no cost to the
employer or applicant.

CAREER & VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTERS

CAREER & VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTERS (CONT.)

Albany CC, 1608 S. Slappey Boulevard ........................................ 229-430-5010

Albany VR, 110 Pine Avenue .......................................................... 229-430-4170

Americus CC, 120 West Church Street ........................................ 229-931-2520

Americus VR, 1604-C E. Forsyth Street ...................................... 229-931-2516

Athens CC, 472 North Avenue ....................................................... 706-583-2550

Athens VR, 125 Athens W. Parkway ............................................. 706-354-3900

Atlanta VR, 1718 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 376-S ............. 404-206-5434

Atlanta North Metro CC, 2943 N. Druid Hills Road ................ 404-679-5200

Atlanta South Metro CC, 2636-14 MLK Jr., Drive .................... 404-699-6900

Augusta CC, 601 Greene Street ..................................................... 706-721-3131

Augusta VR, 3112-A Washington Road ....................................... 706-650-5638

Bainbridge CC, 310 S. Scott Street .............................................. 229-248-2618

Bainbridge VR, 502 W. Shotwell Street ...................................... 229-248-2480

Bainbridge GIB, 700 Faceville Highway ...................................... 229-248-2666

Blairsville CC, 189 Rogers Street .................................................. 706-745-6959

Blue Ridge CC, 1048 Appalachian Highway .............................. 706-632-2033

Brunswick CC, 2517 Tara Lane ..................................................... 912-264-7244

Brunswick VR, 106 Shopper’s Way, Suite 4 .............................. 912-264-7287

Cairo CC, 101 MLK Jr., Avenue ...................................................... 229-377-6526

Camilla CC, 26 S. Harney Street ................................................... 229-522-3630

Canton VR, 3049 Marietta Highway, Suite 130 ........................ 770-720-3570

Carrollton CC, 275 Northside Drive ............................................. 770-836-6668

Carrollton VR, 1512 N Highway 27 .............................................. 770-836-6681

Cartersville CC, 19 Felton Place .................................................... 770-387-3760

Cave Spring Rehab., Center 7 Georgia Avenue ......................... 706-777-2341

Cedartown CC, 321 West Avenue, Suite H. ................................ 770-749-2213

Clayton Cty. CC, Building 100,

Southwood 75 Office Park, 2450 Mount Zion Parkway ..... 678-479-5886
Clayton Cty. VR, Building 100,
Southwood 75 Office Park, 2450 Mount Zion Parkway ..... 678-479-5886

Cleveland VR, 243 S. Main Street, Suite B ................................ 706-865-9535

Cobb/Cherokee CC, 465 Big Shanty Road, Marietta .............. 770-528-6100

Cobb/Cherokee VR, 1046 S. Cobb Drive SE ............................. 770-528-3435

Columbus CC, 700 Veterans Parkway .......................................... 706-649-7423

Columbus VR, 233 12th Street, Suite 911 ................................. 706-649-7400

Cordele CC, 1205 S. Seventh Street ............................................ 229-276-2355

Covington CC, 7249 Industrial Boulevard NE .......................... 770-784-2455

Cumming VR, 100 Colony Park Drive, Suite 204 ..................... 770-781-6781

Dallas VR, 300 WI Parkway, Suite 300 ........................................ 770-443-3717

Dalton CC, 1406 Chattanooga Avenue ........................................ 706-272-2301

Dalton VR, 1615 Hickory Street, Suite 106 ............................... 706-272-2303

Decatur VR, 755 Commerce Drive, Room 615 .......................... 404-638-5200

Decatur VR, 4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 104-F ....................... 404-298-4900

DeKalb CC, 3879 Covington Highway, Decatur ........................ 404-298-3970

Douglas CC, 310 W. Bryan Street ................................................. 912-389-4254

Douglasville VR, 8385 Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 101 ......... 770-489-3018

Dublin CC, 910 N. Jefferson Street ............................................... 478-275-6525

Dublin VR, 904 Claxton Dairy Road ............................................ 478-275-6519

Eastman CC, 5016 Park Way .......................................................... 478-374-6994

Eastman VR, 360 Oak Street .......................................................... 478-374-6841

Elberton CC, 5 Seaboard Street .................................................... 706-213-2028

Gainesville CC, 2419 Corporate Drive SW ................................. 770-535-5484

Gainesville VR, 360 Oak Street ...................................................... 770-535-5468

Griffin CC, 1514 Highway 16 W. .................................................... 770-228-7226

Griffin VR, 231-C S. 10th Street .................................................... 770-229-3140

Griffin GIB, 235 Emlet Drive .......................................................... 770-228-2666

Gwinnett CC, 2211 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 160, Norcross . 770-840-2200

Gwinnett VR, 2211 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 160, Norcross . 770-729-5400

Habersham CC, 215 Hodges Street, Suite 205, Cornelia ....... 706-776-0811

Hapeville VR, 3420 Norman Berry Drive, Suite 401 ... 404-669-3900/3901

Hinesville CC, 740 General Stewart Way .................................... 912-370-2595

Hinesville VR, 508 N. Main Street ................................................ 912-370-2590

Houston Cty. CC, 96 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins ... 478-988-7130

Jesup CC, 263 N. Brunswick Street .............................................. 912-427-5842

Kings Bay CC, 1712 Osborne Road Suite L, St. Marys .......... 912-673-6942

LaFayette CC, 200 W. Villanow Street ........................................ 706-638-5525

LaFayette VR, 202 W. Villanow Street ........................................ 706-638-5536

LaGrange CC, 1002 Longley Place ............................................... 706-845-4000

LaGrange VR, 1220 Hogansville Road, Suite 400 .................... 706-298-7270

Macon CC, 3090 Mercer Univeristy Drive ................................... 478-751-6164

Macon VR, 3586 Riverside Drive, Suite B .................................. 478-751-6272

Milledgeville CC, 156 Roberson Mill Road ................................. 478-445-5465

Milledgeville VR, 2930 Heritage Place, Suite 102 .................... 478-445-4781

Monroe CC, 226 Alcovy Street, Suite B-5 ................................... 770-207-4111

Monroe VR, 226 Alcovy Place, Suite D-14 .................................. 770-207-4220

Moultrie CC, 115 5th Street SE .................................................... 229-891-7147

Newnan CC, 30 Bledsoe Road ........................................................ 770-254-7220

NW Georgia CC, 96 Stuart Road, Fort Oglethorpe ................. 706-861-1990

Perry VR, 1021 Commerce Street ................................................. 478-988-6760

Reidsville VR, 106 S. Main Street ................................................. 912-557-7558

Rome CC, 462 Riverside Parkway NE .......................................... 706-295-6051

Rome VR, 450 Riverside Parkway, Suite 200 ............................ 706-295-6400

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation,

6135 Roosevelt Highway, Warm Springs ................................ 706-655-5000
Savannah CC, 5520 White Bluff Road ......................................... 912-356-2773
Savannah VR, Oglethorpe Office Park
Building 450, Suite B, 450 Mall Boulevard ........................... 912-356-2226

Statesboro CC, 62 Packinghouse Road ....................................... 912-681-5156

Statesboro VR, 117 Savannah Avenue ......................................... 912-871-1173

Stone Mountain DAS, 1551 Juliette Road .................................. 678-476-7000

Swainsboro VR, 536 S. Main Street ............................................. 478-289-2578

Sylvester CC, 204 E. Franklin Street ........................................... 229-777-2120

Thomasville CC, 2551 E. Pinetree Boulevard ............................ 229-225-4033

Thomasville VR, 1317 E. Jackson Street ..................................... 229-225-4045

Thomson CC, 232 Main Street ....................................................... 706-595-3665

Thomson VR, 1025-A Warrenton Highway ................................. 706-597-8575

Tifton CC, 310 S. Tift Avenue ......................................................... 229-386-3322

Tifton VR, 820-C Love Avenue ....................................................... 229-386-3522

Toccoa CC, 112 N. Alexander Street ............................................ 706-282-4514

Tucker VR, 2187 Northlake Parkway, Suite 112 ...................... 770-414-2602

Tucker BEP, 5238 Royal Woods Parkway, Suite 200 .............. 770-724-6590

Valdosta CC, 221 S. Ashley Street ................................................ 229-333-5211

Valdosta VR, 221 S. Ashley Street ................................................ 229-333-5248

Vidalia CC, #16 Carter Center, Queen Street ........................... 912-538-3231

Waycross CC, 600 Plant Avenue .................................................... 912-285-6105

Waycross VR, 2311 Knight Avenue ............................................... 912-285-6078

DOL-1073 (R-3/05)

The

FEDERAL

BONDING

PROGRAM

GEORGIA
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Michael L. Thurmond, Commissioner

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program l Auxiliary Aids
& Services Are Available Upon Request
To Individuals With Disabilities