Verification Services Standards Important for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Policies and procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording, and reporting education verifications and employment verifications for their clients are important for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit trade association representing the background …

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Researcher and Data Standards Required for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Enforcing high standards for public record researchers that search for court records that include criminal records to ensure they comply with the federal, state, and local laws for background screening is required for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The …

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Client Education Necessary for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Educating clients about how to understand the information in background check reports, how to protect personal information, and how to comply with legal and regulatory requirements is necessary for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a non-profit …

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Legal Compliance Essential for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Being well versed in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and numerous state and local laws for background checks to ensure legal compliance when screening job applicants is essential for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – …

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Information Security Crucial for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Having information security safeguards in place to protect against unauthorized users and unwanted intrusions that may cause data breaches that may lead to identity theft and fraud is crucial for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). The PBSA – a …

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Michigan Delays Date of Birth (DOB) Redaction in Criminal Records Until 2022

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 30, 2021, the Michigan Supreme Court issued orders to delay the implementation of ADM File No. 2017-28 and ADM File No. 2020-26 that would redact the Date of Birth (DOB) in the criminal records of job applicants during background checks. The implementation date has been …

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Registration for Hybrid 2021 PBSA Annual Conference Opens on June 21, 2021

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade organization representing background screening firms worldwide – has announced that registration for the first-ever hybrid 2021 PBSA Annual Conference where attendees may attend virtually online or in-person in Anaheim, California, will open on June 21, 2021. To …

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PBSA Issues Call to Action Regarding DOB Redaction in Michigan Court Records

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade organization representing firms performing background checks worldwide – has issued a call to action to its members regarding proposed amendments from the Michigan Supreme Court that will redact the Date of Birth (DOB) in court records. The …

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PBSA Issues More Information about Hybrid 2021 Annual Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade organization representing background screening firms worldwide – has issued more information about the first-ever hybrid 2021 PBSA Annual Conference that will allow attendees to select whether they will attend virtually online or in-person in Anaheim, California. To …

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PBSA Hybrid 2021 Annual Conference to Offer Virtual and In-Person Experience

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – a non-profit trade organization representing background screening firms worldwide – will host the first-ever hybrid 2021 PBSA Annual Conference that offers both a fully virtual experience for members that prefer to meet online and also an in-person gathering of people …

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