Audits Show Delaware School Districts Can Improve Background Check Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 31, 2022, State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness stated that “Delaware’s 19 school districts and the Department of Education (DOE) could improve their criminal background check processes for people with the opportunity to have personal contact with students,” according to 20 newly issued performance audits. “My audit…

Client Education Necessary for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Educating clients that use consumer reports about responsibilities imposed by laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) is necessary for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association representing…

Stanford University to Conduct Background Checks on Student Athletes after College Admissions Scam

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Stanford University will conduct background checks on student athletes recommended by coaches to confirm their athletic credentials in the wake of a nationwide college admissions scam that involved the school, according to an announcement in a blog post entitled “An update on the admissions fraud scheme” made…

Samsonite CEO Resigns After Report Accuses Him of Resume Fraud for Falsely Claiming to Have a PhD

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 1, 2018, Ramesh Tainwala, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Samsonite, the world’s largest travel luggage company, resigned from his position citing “personal reasons” only a week after a report from “activist investment firm” Blue Orca Capital accused him of resume fraud for claiming to have a…