Useful sites to assist you performing professional employment screening investigations.
CFPB – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The CFPB enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The CFPB administers the Fair Credit Reporting Act for the Federal Government. The CFPB took over this responsibility as of January 1, 2013 from the FTC.
FCRA – Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The FCRA is a critical issue for screening companies and employers alike. This link will provide important information that must be considered for companies that utilize screening services.
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA primary goal is to ensure a safe and healthful workplace for the working public. This link will provide the standards developed under the act.
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act.
The ADA gives civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for the individuals with disabilities in employment related issues. This link will transport you to a site that is sponsored by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It provides important detail on the employer’s responsibilities under the ADA.
ASIS – American Society for Industrial Security
The ASIS organization is an international organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security concerns.
SHRM – The Society for Human Resources Management
SHRM is the leading voice for the human resource profession. It is the worlds largest human resource management association. It sponsors education, information services, conferences and seminars. It is active in government and media representation. SHRM is an excellent source for pre-screening information.
NAPBS – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) exists to promote ethical business practices, compliance with the FCRA, equal employment opportunity and state and international consumer protection laws relating to the background screening profession. NAPBS provides educational programs aimed at empowering members to better serve their clients, while adhering to standards of excellence in the background screening profession.
PRRN – Public Record Retriever Network
The Public Record Retriever Network (PRRN) is the largest trade organization representing professionals in the public record industry. With more than 450 members that retrieve documents from local government agencies in 48 states and 2,000 counties nationwide, PRRN Members are recognized as the nation’s leaders in local public record searching and document retrieval.