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NAPBS Submits Comments to OPM on Proposed Revisions to Federal Agency Hiring Practices

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – which currently represents more than 750 member companies engaged in employment and tenant background screening across the United States – has submitted comments in response to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) request for comment on its proposed rule concerning revisions to federal agency hiring practices. Continue reading

Safe Hiring Expert Attorney Lester Rosen to Co-Present Session at 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester S. Rosen, author of “The Safe Hiring Manual” and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), will co-present the session “Compliance and Litigation: Working Effectively with Outside Counsel and Expert Witnesses” at the 2016 National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Annual Conference from 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, in Palm Desert, California. NAPBS members may register at www.napbs.com/events/2016-annual-conference/. Continue reading

New Study Reveals Inaccuracies in State Criminal Record Repositories

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A study entitled ‘New Facts About the Currency and Accuracy of Criminal Records at State Criminal Record Repositories’ released in June of 2016 by BRB Publications, Inc. reveals inaccuracies in state criminal record repositories, as well as the three key reasons why the completeness, consistency, and accuracy of state criminal record repositories could be suspect. The three reasons are: Continue reading

Job Seeker Wins $230,000 in FCRA Settlements against Employers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A Green Bay, Wisconsin job seeker has won at least $230,000 in settlements from employers across the country involving alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that regulates background checks for employment purposes in the United States, according to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Continue reading

Background Check Expert to Speak at San Francisco HR Star Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of Bay Area background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a session titled “Background Check Trends for 2016 – What Every Employer Needs to Know,” at the 2016 San Francisco HR Star Conference on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the South San Francisco Conference Center in South San Francisco, California. Continue reading

Business Practices Foundation of NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The general business practices of a background screening firm are the foundation that helps the company perform accurate and professional background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has business practices that assure proper character of owners and employees, worker training, and quality assurance. This blog is the last in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading

Service Standards Ensured by NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Verifications of past education and past employment of job applicants are a necessary part of background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has policies and procedures in place to ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting verification information for their clients. This blog is the fifth in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading

Product Standards Set High for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Criminal record information gathered by public record researchers at the county court level is an important part of background checks. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) seeks high standards from these researchers and ensures those standards will be met through a set of policies that deal with data products used for background checks. This blog is the fourth in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading

Client Education Offered by NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employers must learn what their legal responsibilities are when using background checks for employment purposes. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) will inform their clients of these legal responsibilities and requirements imposed by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state screening laws. This blog is the third in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading