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Thomas Ahearn is the ESR News Blog Editor. Please email comments & questions to tahearn@esrcheck.com.

TSA Fails to Identify 73 Employees with Terrorism Links

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) – ‘TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting’ – found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism related category codes because TSA is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information under current interagency watchlisting policy.” The report is available at https://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2015/OIG_15-98_Jun15.pdf. Continue reading

OSHA Releases Update to Preventing Workplace Violence Guidelines

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers that highlights the most effective ways to reduce the risk of violence in various healthcare and social service settings. The complete report from OSHA is available at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf. Continue reading

May Jobs Report Stronger than Expected with 280,000 Jobs Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Total nonfarm employment in the United States increased by a stronger than expected 280,000 jobs in May while the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons rose slightly to 5.5 percent and 8.7 million respectively, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2015’ released by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobs report is available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

May ADP Employment Report Shows 201,000 Jobs Added

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 201,000 jobs from April to May led by growth in small businesses, according to the May 2015 ADP National Employment Report® (NER). The complete ADP employment report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2015/May/NER/NER-May-2015.aspx. Continue reading

USCIS Releases Free E-Verify Webinar Schedule for June 2015

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – is offering free E-Verify webinars for employers in June 2015 about the Internet-based employment eligibility verification system. To view the full schedule, visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/e-verify-webinars/take-free-webinar. Continue reading

Background Check Expert Shows How to Avoid Fake Employment and Education Claims

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an Audio Conference with The Industry Calendar titled ‘How To Avoid Fake Employment And Education Claims’ on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For more information, visit http://www.theindustrycalendar.com/showWCDetails.asp?TCID=1014709. Continue reading

2015 NSECVAC Conference to be Held May 31 to June 3

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The 2015 National Safe Environment Coordinators and Victim Assistance Coordinators (NSECVAC) Leadership Conference will be held from Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter in Covington, Kentucky. More information about the 2015 NSECVAC Conference – which will feature the theme of “Bridging the Waters” – is available on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website. Continue reading

Owner of Alleged Global Diploma Mill Arrested

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The chief executive of a software company in Pakistan accused of running a global diploma mill that made millions selling worthless education degrees was arrested after Pakistani investigators discovered a storage room with blank fake diplomas, according to a report in The New York Times. Continue reading

Congress Urges President Obama to Ban the Box

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

More than 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to “Ban the Box” on job applications and adopt a federal fair chance hiring policy at the federal level, according to a press release on the website of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), one of the co-leaders of this Ban the Box effort. Continue reading