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Accuracy and Compliance Require Strict Background Screening Standards

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Accuracy, fairness and transparency are the critical components for ensuring your background screening programs meets the stringent FCRA, EEOC and legal mandates. An overwhelming number of providers claim they have an instant nationwide background check for less than a cup of coffee, but many people do not realize that such a search is not a competent background check and is not FCRA compliant. When a provider refers to an instant nationwide background check, they are referring to a database search which returns archived data that has not been verified by the court or county of conviction. Due to Federal and State regulations, a competent background investigation must include verification with the court or county of conviction which cannot be performed for a marginal sum.

With this in mind, how can you create a program that meets both your needs and the minimum standards of background screening, all while remaining cost-effective? This checklist will help you ask the right questions.


Minimum Components

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Does your background process adhere to the FCRA by verifying all adverse information?

YES

Does your background process check Every State or County Court, where there is no state repository for criminal convictions?

YES

Does your background process check every State or County Court, where there is no state repository for criminal convictions?

YES

Does your background process check all Federal Criminal Convictions in all States and Territories?

YES

Does your background process check all Nationwide Registered Sex Offenders?

YES

Does your background process check all Terrorist Watch Lists?

YES

Does your background process allow the subject to see his or her report at the same time as you see it? iReviewNow is the only compliance system with this feature, due to its patent.

YES

Does your background process allow the subject to instantly dispute inaccuracies through iReviewNow?

YES

Does your background process allow the subject to provide context about the severity or gravity of convictions and provide commentary and documentation that demonstrates positive rehabilitation efforts through iReviewNow?

YES

Does your background screening program allow you touse iReviewNow to perform “individualized assessments” before excluding a candidate based on a conviction history of derogatory information?

YES

Does your background process allow independent accuracy and compliance audits through iReviewNow?

YES

Is it true the provider has NOT been sued in federal or state court over a pattern of delivering inaccurate reports, reporting information that proves to not be the candidate, or failure to comply with the law?

YES

Is it true the provider has NOT had an EEOC or FCRA lawsuit?

YES

Is it true the provider has NOT had its various general liability, errors and omissions, cyber, or other industry insurance policies revoked due to claims that the provider’s inaccurate reporting resulted in its violation of federal FCRA and EEOC mandates?

YES

For the full article including definitions of commonly used terms, please read our Background Screening Terminology and Minimum Background Screening Standards.
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