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Criminal Checks

National Criminal Database Search
This search is a national criminal database check of various databases from across the country. Records include information from state correctional institutions, sexual offender and violent offender lists, the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and various state and county court records. As per the FCRA, if any violation is uncovered in this search, we will automatically conduct a county criminal search to determine the accuracy of the violation.

Federal District Criminal Search
This search checks cases prosecuted on the Federal level by the US Attorney's office. It is important to note that any information in the Federal court system will not be listed on any state or county searches. Some of the crimes handled at this level include kidnapping, tax evasion, Securities and Exchange (SEC) violations, drug trafficking, immigration law violations and mail fraud.

State Criminal Search
This search checks felony and misdemeanor records located in state repositories. This check is not available in all areas as some states restrict access to law enforcement personnel only. The state criminal check can be a very effective search tool because it usually encompasses a larger geographic area. However, because many states do not require the individual counties to update the records on a daily basis, the accuracy and timeliness of a county criminal check is usually recommended over a state criminal check.

County Criminal Search
This search checks felony and misdemeanor cases on the county court level and is conducted directly by HR Screening Services. This is generally the most accurate and up to date of all of the criminal record searches and is in full compliance with the FCRA requirements on timely, updated information. None of the information obtained in this search is supplied from aggregate online services or CD-ROM databases which may be out of date and inaccurate.

National Wants and Warrants Search
This search accesses information from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) which contains records of individuals with outstanding arrest warrants from across the Country.

International Criminal Record Search
This search checks felony and misdemeanor records in specific countries across the globe where available. Records may be available on a country level or may be from a local or smaller jurisdiction.

Civil Checks

Federal Civil Records Search
This service searches civil cases on the federal level involving violations of federal statutes or constitutional rights. Cases may be filed by Individuals, companies or governmental entities seeking monetary damages, an injunction, and/or other remedies. Civil rights violations, banking and financial industry actions and EEOC claims are examples of cases at this level.

County Civil Records Search
This service searches civil cases on the county level involving actions including contract disputes, property, product liability, nonpayment of money or goods and other similar cases. Action may be filed by individuals or corporations.

References and Verifications

Employment/ Professional Reference Check
In this service, we will attempt to interview a past manager or co-worker of the applicant to determine important job related information such as the applicant's performance, attendance, promotions, strengths, weaknesses, work attitude, reason for leaving and whether the applicant is considered eligible for rehire.

Employment Verification
This service will verify information submitted by the applicant on an application or resume. Dates of employment, position held, salary information and more will be verified from the applicant's previous employers.

Personal Reference Checks
By contacting past personal associates, this service is designed to offer a complete character assessment of the applicant. Personal references often measure such important issues as honesty, reliability, and work ethic.

Other Services

SSN Trace
This service provides a detailed history of addresses and names used by a specific social security number. The information is obtained from credit transactions and change of address history reported to consumer reporting agencies. This is an excellent service as it may uncover aliases and past addresses that an applicant may be trying to hide.

Driving Records Search
A driving records search or motor vehicle record (MVR) search offers important information to companies concerning an applicant's driving record. Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, reckless driving, moving violations and license suspensions would all be uncovered in this search.

Education Verification
This service will verify the education information submitted by the applicant. Information including degree earned, dates attended, academic major and graduation date will be verified.

I-9 Verification (E-verify)
This service will verify whether a new employee is legally eligible to work in the US by accessing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) databases. A unique DHS-issued number is provided as proof of verification. Please note: this search can only be executed after an offer of employment.

Social Security Number Verification
This search will verify that the applicant's name, social security number, and date of birth match with records maintained by the Social Security Administration.

National Sex Offender Registry Search
This search accesses information from the Sex Offender Database coordinated by the US Department of Justice. It contains information on convicted sex offenders from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and numerous Indian tribes for the identity and location of known sex offenders.

State Sex Offender Registry Search
This search accesses sex offender information from a specific State. Information including the nature and severity of the crime, the address and the municipality where the offender is registered and additional court information is provided. Physical characteristics such as scars, tattoos, height and weight will also be reported if available.

Credit Report History
This service shows the applicant's debt, payment history, and other important information such as bankruptcies and liens. Current and previous addresses and employers are also usually reported. Please note: There are restrictions and guidelines that must be followed if using a credit report for hiring purposes. In addition, it will be necessary for new clients to undergo an on-site review before being able to use credit reports. Additional information may be obtained by speaking with a sales or customer service associate.

Workers Compensation Searches
This service will list applicants who have filed frequent workers compensation claims including any fraudulent workers compensation claims. In many cases, these type of applicants are likely to file a fraudulent claim in the future. Information available varies from State to state. Please note: As per the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), this search can only be executed after an offer of employment.

Professional License Search
The professional license search will verify whether the applicant possesses the proper license to practice and also whether there are any sanctions, violations, or suspensions against that license. The expiration date of the license will also be supplied.

Landlord Tenant Searches
A Landlord tenant search will provide you with access to landlord tenant court records. These cases often involve evictions, failure to pay rent and property damage.

Military Record Verification
This service will verify military service including length and dates of service, job title and type of discharge.

Terrorist (SDN) Search
This search accesses the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons database from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) division of the United States Department of Treasury. This search includes terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

OIG Medical Fraud/ Excluded Parties Search
This search accesses records from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) which falls under the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It includes information about individuals excluded from working for federally funded health care programs. Anyone who hires an individual or entity on the excluded parties list may be subject to civil monetary penalties.

There are many other searches and products available! Many of the additional products and searches are exclusive to a particular industry, trade or government regulation. Please feel free to contact us for more information!


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