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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

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

Legal Compliance Critical for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Given the increasingly complex laws governing background checks in the United States, employers need a background screening provider that remains in compliance with the law. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is well versed in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and numerous state screening laws. This blog is the second in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading

Consumer Protection a Top Priority for NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Firms

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

For background screening firms that must protect the personal information of individuals undergoing background checks, consumer protection is a top priority in order to guard against data breaches and identity theft. A background screening firm accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has many safeguards in place to ward off unauthorized users and unwanted intrusions. This blog is the first in a six part series about the NAPBS Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). Continue reading

Registration Opens for 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) – “The Voice of Screening Professionals” – has opened registration to NAPBS members for the 2016 NAPBS Annual Conference to be held in Palm Desert, California from September 18 to 20, 2016. To register for this event, NAPBS members can visit the NAPBS Annual Conference website at www.napbs.com/events/2016-annual-conference/. Continue reading