Report Reveals Iowa Department of Public Safety Issued 5,817 Licenses without Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 22, 2019, Iowa Auditor of State Rob Sand released a report on a special investigation of the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) for the period July 1, 2016, through August 15, 2018, that revealed 5,817 licenses were issued during that time without nationwide background checks. …

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Judge Rules Clerk Violated Freedom of Information Act by Not Releasing Court Records for Background Check

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 6, 2019, a Pulaski County Circuit Judge ruled in an open-record lawsuit that a Bentonville District Clerk violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by refusing to release court records of a man undergoing a background check, according to a report by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. …

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Sex Offender Hired by Census Bureau after OIG Report Warned Background Check System Inadequate

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A flaw in the background check system of the United States Census Bureau allowed a registered child sex offender to get a job with the agency in Charlotte, North Carolina after a government watchdog agency warned the system was “inadequate,” according to an investigation by FOX 46 …

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White House Transfers Responsibility for Government Background Checks to Department of Defense

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 24, 2019, United States President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that transferred the responsibility for federal government background checks conducted by the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The transfer will …

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