Like most organizations your primary objective with background screening is to mitigate the risks associated with making the wrong hire. What many organizations fail to realize is that a background program that is short on compliance may invite additional and unintended risk. Background screening is highly regulated on many different levels and requires not only our compliance as a consumer reporting agency, but your compliance requirements as a user of our reports.
A fully complaint background screening program is critical to the success of any background screening program and is critical to the defensibility of your program, that is why we do not stop at merely selling background screening products. As your background screening partner we make it our responsibility to assist you in your compliance with all federal, state, local, and international background screening statutes as well as all applicable regulations, standards and best practices. We accomplish this by specially crafting a program unique to your organization. We truly become an extension of your HR, Compliance, Risk and Legal departments.
Be it through our Compliance Services, our Screening Program Assessments, or our regular compliance related updates through the CS e-newsletter, Screening Solutions, or our e-Alerts, you can rest assured that your organization will have the knowledge and information necessary to comply on all levels.
The list of statutes, regulations, rules, standards and best practices that relate to background screening is vast. Our knowledge of these as well as our expertise in background screening compliance that spans over three decades is what other providers in the background screening industry lack and what you need to reduce risk.
Our expertise on key background screening statutes, regulations, and standards includes but is not limited to:
Fair Credit Reporting Act
State Consumer Reporting Laws (CA, OK, MN, NY, etc)
Driver Privacy Protection Act
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Americans with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Principles
European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection
The Joint Commission (formerly The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)