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How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
How far back should background checks go?
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How far back should background checks go?

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The background screening industry is a highly unregulated industry which has resulted in low quality products and services. Most background screening firms provide a limited 7 year search. Our webinar …

The background screening industry is a highly unregulated industry which has resulted in low quality products and services. Most background screening firms provide a limited 7 year search. Our webinar will explore the reasons a background check should be limited and when it should not. We will also model what a best practices background check should look like.

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    • 1. How Far Back Should Background Checks Go?<br />Select speakers or Phone on Webinar tab<br />The Webinar will begin shortly. While you are waiting please answer the following question using Twitter: @SHSscreening<br />Do you consider the age of the criminal record as a key factor in your adverse action decision? Use #crimrecord<br />
    • 2. Inaugural SHS FREE Webinar Series<br /><ul><li>Provide Education- Foundation SHS was built upon
    • 3. Quick Updates:
    • 4. New products/services- iRefCheck coming soon…
    • 5. New Partners- Accupay, AppliTrack, Keystone Group
    • 6. New Integrations- AppliTrack
    • 7. Encourage Social Media to Connect & Network with our 3,000+ Users
    • 8. Twitter- customer service, network, information resource
    • 9. FaceBook- What we stand for- community work-missions
    • 10. Blog</li></li></ul><li>Who is Mike McCarty?<br />CEO SHS<br />Metro Nashville PD<br />Domestic Violence Division<br />Breaking the Cycle<br />iRefCheck<br />
    • 11. Background Screening Industry<br />Highly unregulated<br />Low quality products<br />Low quality service<br />Provides what market wants instead of what market needs<br />
    • 12. Background Screening Assumptions<br />Background checks provide all criminal records<br />All names included<br />National database is complete<br />Fingerprint will tell us everything<br />
    • 13. What Impacts Reporting of Criminal Records?<br /><ul><li> FCRA
    • 14. EEOC
    • 15. State Law Restrictions
    • 16. Change in Disposition
    • 17. Court Policies</li></li></ul><li>Fair Credit Reporting Act<br />Applies to all forms of background screening if using CRA<br />Protects consumers<br />Requires use of “up-to-date” information<br />One click criminal database searches NOT compliant<br />Verify information with court of record<br />Does NOT apply to volunteers<br />
    • 18. FCRA Limitations<br />Limits arrest/ non-conviction report to 7 years; unless<br />Salary is $75K or above<br />No limit on convictions<br />
    • 19. EEOC Requirements<br />Limits use of non-convictions<br />Conviction alone is not enough<br />3 pronged approach:<br />Nature of crime & time since committed <br />Position sought<br />How crime impacts position<br />
    • 20. State Law Restrictions<br />States can further restrict FCRA<br />12 states restrict reporting of criminal records to 7 years; <br />7 of those states only restrict if salary is $20K or less<br />
    • 21. Why Do We Have 7 Year Rule?<br />FCRA was amended in 1998 to remove 7 year limit on convictions<br />State restrictions for employment<br />Why does 7 yr rule exist when majority of states have no restrictions?<br />
    • 22. Additional Issues Impacting Reporting<br />States destroying misdemeanor records after 10 years <br />Expungement<br />Sealed<br />Juvenile Record<br />Archived<br />Varies by state & even county<br />
    • 23. So how far back should background checks go?<br />As far back as possible<br />Complete picture of applicant<br />Compare to application: dishonesty always grounds for denial<br />Laws and restrictions do not apply to volunteers<br />
    • 24. Volunteers<br />No restrictions on volunteers<br />Can report all arrests, non-convictions & convictions<br />We create employment & volunteer packages so we know if record is reportable<br />
    • 25. Where Does That Leave Us?<br />Partner with trusted screening firm who will:<br />Search as far back as possible<br />Filter records<br />Keep you current in ever-changing laws<br />Committed to integrity of FCRA<br />Need policy based on EEOC 3 pronged approach<br />
    • 26. Questions?<br />Send questions to Twitter: @SHSscreening or Email me: mike.mccarty@safehiringsolutions.com<br />Sign up for blog: info.safehiringsolutions.com<br />

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