Government Contractor Background Checks
Understandably, Federal agencies have strict employment background check screening requirements that all Federal contractors must comply with.
While some require fingerprinting and FBI criminal record checks, all of them should include a check of:
OFAC - Office of Foreign Asset Control
Terrorist Watch list
National criminal records database search
A check of the sex offender registry in all 50 states
Pre-employment drug screening
Social Security verifier information
Previous employment verification
We offer an unlimited criminal record background check search of 7 to 10 years of all Federal, State and counties of residence. (The FBI or NCIC only has these criminal records if they are reported to the FBI database.)
Often they are not. Please see our page on FBI criminal record database myths for more detailed information.
Moreover, while our extensive criminal record employment background checks are usually completed in the same day to next day, the FBI results can take weeks to complete.
According to an article in the Washington Post,
The federal government is struggling to conduct background checks on people seeking security clearances, creating a backlog that one industry group says encompasses more than 700,000 applicants.
As of March, the process for a top secret security clearance took more than 450 days to conclude, a federal official reported in May, more than a half-year longer than it took in April 2016.
The Federal Office Of Personnel Management website provides access to forms for security clearance background checks: (SF-85: Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and security clearances (SF-86: Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) on the Office of Personnel Management's website.
All of our reports are FCRA compliant.
Our criminal record "Smart Search Plus®"includes all searches included in the criminal record smart search, but also includes an unlimited check of Federal criminal records. It is increasingly important to check these added Federal records as they now make up as much as 10 % of all criminal records. And, those charged in the Federal criminal system have been charged with some of the most serious crimes.
Our criminal record "Smart Search®" is an excellent and comprehensive criminal record background check that provides a thorough background screening criminal records search of state and county criminal record repositories, but does not include a check of the Federal criminal records in each state as included in our criminal record "Smart Search Plus®" .
For an example of an applicant with a Federal criminal record but no state or county arrest record, Click Here. This record would not have been found without a check of the separately maintained Federal criminal records systems which contains about 10 per cent of all arrest records.
1. All of our criminal records background checks include a multi-state criminal background check and also includes a check of the sex offender registry (SOR) in all 50 states.
The Multi-State criminal background check also includes: OFAC Blocked List- Terrorist Watch List (Office Of foreign Assets Control),
INTERPOL Most Wanted- NS,
DEA Fugitive List,
Denied Persons List,
OTS List- NS (Office Of Thrift Supervision),
Bank of England Sanctions List- NS,
European Union Terrorism Sanctions List- NS,
OSFI - Canadian Sanctions List- NS,
Australian Reserve Bank Sanctions List- NS
A 10 year social Security Number address history Trace.
A County or State criminal background checks from any county or State of residence based on the last 7 years social security number address history, from counties or states not already included in the multi-state criminal background check.(This averages 1.75 additional county criminal background checks.)
These county or State criminal background checks are ordered for you automatically based on addresses shown in the applicant's social security number trace.
Criminal records returned on the multi-state criminal are also verified in the jurisdiction of record by ordering up to date county criminal records as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
All of our reports are FCRA compliant.