Our criminal records Smart Search Plus® has become the industry standard for a quality criminal records background check.
It includes an unlimited check of the Federal criminal records repositories in the states where the applicant has lived for the past 7 years.
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.
It also includes an FCRA compliant check of any needed state and county criminal records checks as well as a social security number address history trace, a multi-state criminal records database search and a check of of the sex offender registry in all 50 states .
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.
It is the criminal records background check now chosen by most of our clients. For a brief overview of all of our employment screening services, please Click Here
Liability For Violations Of The FCRA
Failure to comply with the FCRA can result in state government or federal government enforcement actions, as well as private lawsuits. In addition, any person who knowingly and willfully obtains a consumer report under false pretenses may face criminal prosecution.
What the FTC says Employers Need To Know About Background Checks: Click Here
Employment background screening and adverse action procedures must be compliant with the FCRA and all all other Federal and State employment Screening laws.
You must maintain records to prove your compliance with the EEOC guidance regulations on using criminal records. Do you have an action plan to demonstrate compliance with the EEOC guidance on using criminal records background checks?
A number of states now have “Ban The Box” laws in place.
Look for more particulars in your state in our Site Map.
Under the FCRA, an applicant/employee cannot bring any action or proceeding in the nature of defamation, invasion of privacy, or negligence with respect to the reporting of information against an agency, its customers, or any person who furnishes information to the agency if they are in compliance with the FCRA (except as to false information furnished with malice or willful intent to injure).