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Business Practices Mission Critical for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

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

Service Standards Important for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

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

Product Standards Required for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Ensuring high standards for public record researchers are met through policies for data products used for background checks is required for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Criminal record information gathered by these researchers at county courts is an important part of 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 Necessary for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

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

Legal Compliance a Serious Matter for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Being well versed in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and numerous state screening laws is a serious matter for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). The increasingly complex laws governing background checks in the United States mean employers need screening providers that know compliance. This blog is the second in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading

Consumer Protection Safeguards Crucial for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Having consumer protection safeguards in place to ward off unauthorized users and unwanted intrusions is crucial for background screening firms accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). These policies and procedures protect the information of individuals during background checks and guard against data breaches and identity theft. This blog is the first in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading

Target Settles Credit Card Data Breach Case for $18.5 Million

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, Inc. in response to allegations that more than 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised from a data breach during the 2013 holiday season after the retailer failed to provide reasonable data security, according to a press release on the Attorney General’s website. Continue reading

Rhode Island Law Requires Transportation Network Companies Outsourcing Screening of Drivers to Use NAPBS Accredited Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A new law in Rhode Island taking effect in October of 2016 – S 2864 as Amended – requires Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft who use third party Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) for the background screening of potential drivers to only use CRAs accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Continue reading

Department of Education Upholds Recommendation to Remove ACICS Accreditation

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Department of Education (ED) has upheld the ED staff and the National Advisory Council on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) recommendations  that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) should no longer be recognized as an agency that can provide schools with an accreditation that makes them eligible for participation in federal aid. A copy of this decision is available online at http://blog.ed.gov/files/2016/06/ACICS.pdf. Continue reading

FTC Requests Public Comment on Disposal Rule for Consumer Report Information and Records

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comment on the Disposal Rule formally known as the ‘Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records Rule’ which implements part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) by requiring consumer report information for business purposes to be properly disposed of through reasonable measures to protect that data from unauthorized access, according to an FTC press release. Continue reading