By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog

Jared Callahan, Director of Client Relations at San Francisco area-based Employment Screening Resources (ESR), the company that literally wrote the book on background checks, will speak at a session titled ‘Criminal Record Reporting from an Operational Perspective’ at the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) 2010 Mid-Year Meeting in La Jolla, California on Tuesday, October 12. The session takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. with a repeat session from 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. Both sessions are in Pavilion II.

For more information about speakers and session descriptions, visit the NAPBS website at or view the 2010 Mid-Year Meeting Conference Program at

Joining Callahan on the panel for the session ‘Criminal Record Reporting from an Operational Perspective’ will be Christine Cunneen of Hire Image, LLC and Fred Giles of CARCO Group. The three panelists will review the myriad of criminal record reporting regulations mandated by National and State laws that CRAs are responsible for complying with, and how they affect day-to-day operations.

In addition to being a licensed private investigator in the state of California, Callahan also works with employers to conduct background checks and screenings and teaches them about legal compliance efforts across the 50 United States. He began his career in employment screening in 1996 with a private investigative firm and has also worked as an investigator in the special investigations unit of a large workers compensation insurance company.

Callahan has presented to the HR Star Conference, CUPA HR, National Human Resources Association, Employment Advisory Council, California Hospital Association, Washington State Healthcare HR Association, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and currently sits on the Editorial Review Board of the California Employer Advisor.

Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, NAPBS® serves to represent the interest of companies offering background screening. Their mission is to promote ethical business practices, compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and awareness of issues related to consumer protection and privacy rights within the background screening industry.

The NAPBS® 2010 Mid-Year Meeting – with the theme of ‘Navigating Uncertain Waters: Effective Leadership in Today’s Market’ – lasts from Sunday, October 10 to Tuesday, October 12 at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. During the opening ceremony on Sunday, the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) is expected to announce companies that have achieved accreditation in the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP).

About Employment Screening Resources (ESR):
Founded in 1996 in the San Francisco area, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) literally wrote the book on background checks with ‘The Safe Hiring Manual’ by ESR founder and President Lester Rosen. The company is a leading provider of information, education, and training on “all things background checks” and is dedicated to promoting a safe workplace for both employers and employees. In 2003, ESR was rated the top U.S. employment screening firm in the first independent study of the industry. To learn more about Employment Screening Resources, visit or contact Jared Callahan at 415.898.0044 or [email protected].


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