Section 606 (d)(3) [15 US.C. $ 1681d of the FCRA specifically indicates that except for § 613 of the FCRA (see below) a Consumer Reporting Agency may not disclose public records for arrest, indictment, conviction, civil judicial action, tax lien, or outstanding judgment, unless the agency has verified the accuracy of the information during the 30-day period ending on the date on which the report is furnished. 8 613 () 15 U.S.C. § 1681k] indicates that when a consumer-reporting agency furnishes a consumer report for employment purposes that contains public records likely to have an adverse effect upon a consumer’s ability to obtain employment, it must maintain strict procedures to insure that this information is complete and up to date. Public records for arrests, indictments, convictions, suits, tax liens, and outstanding judgments are considered up to date if the current public record status of the item at the time of the report is reported or the consumer is notified that public record information is being reported and given the name and address of the person seeking the information at the time of the report. Although § 613 (1) seems to allow the reporting of inaccurate public record information, several states specifically require that prior to reporting information, the consumer reporting agency must verify its accuracy. State codes for these states in general state Whenever a consumer reporting agency prepares a consumer report, the agency shall follow reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy of the information concerning the consumer about whom the report relates”. These states are Arizona , California, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire. New Jersey, New York, and Washington. Due to the inaccuracies of databases, we strongly recommend that negative information from any database is verified through a county court records search It is important to note that a consumer reporting agency shall not prepare or furnish an investigative consumer report on a consumer that contains information that is adverse the interest of the consumer and that is obtained through a personal interview with a neighbor. friend, or associate of the consumer or with another person with whom the consumer is acquainted or who has knowledge of such item of information, unless the agency followed reasonable procedures to obtain confirmation of the information, from an additional source that has independent and direct knowledge of the information; or the person interviewed is the best possible source of the information.
The furnishing of complete and accurate criminal record information is Safe Hiring first goal and responsibility. Safe Hiring has an Employment Screening Quality Assurance Policy that provides a basis for our quality assurance program. If a criminal record is found, it is imperative to ensure that the record is for the correct individual. Since the Local, County, State and Federal governments do not guarantee their own court records, Safe Hiring must take responsibility for the accuracy of the search information provided. We do everything in our power to verify the information we provide. To report a record on an individual, Safe Hiring utilizes multiple identifiers (such as Name, SSN, DOB) to ensure the correct person’s record is reported. The record must be matched by at least a combination of the following: Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Address, Physical Description, etc. if available. When criminal record hits arise, we verify with the court in question that the information is accurate. This ensures that we will report accurate information every time. To further ensure accurate results, each of our hundreds of researchers is constantly screened for accuracy and thoroughness through the use of periodic blind sample tests.
Furthermore, Safe Hiring has never had a legal dispute involving the accuracy of the data we have provided. Our proven Employment Screening Quality Assurance Policy provides a strong basis for continually providing accurate results as we move forward.
Safe Hiring utilizes the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology available, which allows us to have the best turnaround times in the industry. Many of our searches are instant, such as Address History Verification’s, Id Verification’s and Education History Check. Safe Hiring provides the vast majority of criminal record searches within 48 hours. Safe Hiring currently averages a 16-hour turnaround time for criminal background checks. Drug screen results are generally returned within 24 hours of collection. Safe Hiring industry-leading turnaround times saves our clients time, money and the hassle of wondering when a search will finally be completed.
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