What to do if you get a “Hit” on an OFAC search:
About the Office of Foreign Assets Control
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
OFAC acts under Presidential wartime and national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze foreign assets under US jurisdiction.
Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments.
Who must comply with OFAC regulations?
All U.S. persons must comply with OFAC regulations, including all U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens regardless of where they are located, all persons and entities within the United States, all U.S. incorporated entities and their foreign branches.
In the cases of certain programs, such as those regarding Cuba and North Korea, all foreign subsidiaries owned or controlled by U.S. companies also must comply.
Certain programs also require foreign persons in possession of U.S. origin goods to comply.
How It Works
The OFAC/SDN Search from Personnel Profiles provides users with the ability to instantly check the name of a candidate against the government’s database.
The search compares the submitted name to the first and last name fields and the alternative identities field contained within the database.
The results will display both exact matches and near matches.
The Personnel Profiles OFAC SDN search is designed to compare names of individuals against the government database and may not return results for prohibited vessels or entities.
Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN)
Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows
FCRA compliant background check forms, including Electronic Chain-Of-custody forms
and releases to be completed online by the applicant.
We provide several short videos to easily acquaint you with the system.
This makes the background check process fast and easy.
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