Michigan Issues FAQs on Personal Identifying Information in Court Filings

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 19, 2022, the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) released updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about “Personal Identifying Information in Court Filings” that addressed the general rules, orders, and standards regarding the protection of Personal Identifying Information (PII). Michigan Court Rule (MCR) 1.109(D)(9)(a) provides that…

Audit Finds Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Did Not Ensure Background Checks Were Conducted on Workers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In March 2022, the Office of the Michigan Auditor General released a performance audit of the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) that revealed the “UIA did not ensure pre-employment criminal history background checks were conducted on 5,508 staffing agency and MWA (Michigan Works! Agency) workers.” The “UIA…

Michigan State Court Consent Verification Registration Now Available

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Michigan State Court Consent Verification Registration is now available will allow authorized individuals to access identifiers in court records. The site is at www.courts.michigan.gov/CVRApp. A list of authorized individuals that have completed registration will be at www.courts.michigan.gov/AuthorizedList. Dates of birth (DOBs) contained in court records are protected…

Background Check Expert Explains Problems with Michigan DOB Redaction

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn “Michigan plans to omit personal information from future court records, but the background checking industry says the change will make accurate screening nearly impossible,” according to an article posted on MLive.com that interviewed several background check experts, including screening industry veteran Dawn Standerwick. “Background checkers can’t report…