Background Checks "AccuVerify"

As an industry expert in background checks and employment screening, AccuSource provides quick turnaround time and the highest quality results. We deliver dozens of service offerings in more than 200 countries and territories and have proven expertise in background checks as well as the global network required to check the backgrounds of today's diverse workforce.

  • Customizable solutions to screen anyone in your organization
  • The power to order, manage and view background checks via the Web or an integrated solution
  • The most accurate and current information available
  • Quality searches processed in the fastest time possible
  • Unwavering commitment to legal compliance
  • All information passed through rigorous quality controls

Services

Bankruptcy, Lien, and Judgment Search

Background checks that search by Social Security number for all types of filed bankruptcies for a ten-year period and liens and judgments for a seven-year period. Information for bankruptcies can include: subjects address, filing number and date, court location, attorney, amount and type of bankruptcy. Lien Information can include: debtor name, address and Social Security number, file number and date, where it was filed, amount and document type. Information on judgments can include: defendant name and address, plaintiff name, filing and disposition date, amount of judgment, court location and type of filing.

County Civil Records Search

Background checks that search civil superior records in the appropriate county jurisdictions, covering a seven year period for California and longer for all other states. Can disclose suits involving personal or property rights, auto or personal accidents, Landlord-Tenant disputes, liability, disputed contracts, probate, and family matters. Courts are searched in person, via court website, or direct connection into the court's index. Common names can cause delay in verifying civil records, identifiers are not always recorded in civil cases. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. It is recommended that all names, including alias and maiden names be run at all jurisdictions for a seven year period. This will maximize the search results and accuracy.

County Criminal Records Search

Background checks that search criminal convictions at the appropriate county courts, covering a seven year period for California and longer for all other states. Reveals felony and related misdemeanor convictions. Records can include: case numbers, offense and disposition dates, charge, type of charge, disposition, and sentence. Courts are searched directly at the source via in person, court Internet websites or direct connection into the courts index. Common names can cause delay in verifying criminal activity, files have to be pulled so identifiers, such as date of birth, middle name and driver's license number, can be checked. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. It is recommended that all names, including alias and maiden names be run at all jurisdictions for a seven year period. This will maximize the search results and accuracy.

Credit History

Background checks that search the credit bureau files to provide a profile of the applicant's financial history. Search can show additional addresses and names and consumer credit activity covering a seven year period detailing overdue or slow accounts, charge offs, collections, suits, tax liens, public records, judgments and bankruptcies. This is heavily restricted search requiring authorization. The State of California has special requirements for credit reports. Young applicants and individuals new to the country might not have developed a credit history yet. Typographical and /or transposition of numbers at the time a Social Security Number is used by a creditor to initiate a credit inquiry can create errors in the data. Applicants must be given information on how to contact the credit repository to request changes if errors are found in the report. Material is available through the AccuSource online system for learning how to read credit reports.

DOT drug and alcohol history verification

Background checks that verify DOT regulated drug and alcohol testing records through all applicable previous employers. Information can include alcohol tests with a result of 0.04 or higher, verified positive drug tests, refusals to be tested, and documentation, if available, of completion of the return-to-duty process following violations. Employers are only required to maintain DOT records on former employees for a period of two years.

Education Verification

Background checks that verify a person's educational history by contacting the institutions of attendance or through online verification systems. Information can include: attendance, date of graduation, major studies, GPA and degree earned. Verifying education can help eliminate falsified or overstated credentials. This verification can be delayed if institutions do not promptly return calls or if verifications are only done by mail. The accuracy of the verification can be affected if the applicant went to school under a different name than stated on the application or if the applicant has recently graduated and the institution has not yet updated their records.

Employment Verification

Background checks that verify a person's past and/or present work experience by contacting employers/supervisors directly or through automated verification systems. Reports information which can include: dates of employment, position, salary, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, disciplinary action taken, dependability, and general work duties. Verifying employment can let employers know if applicant is being honest about length of employment. This verification can be delayed if employers do not promptly return calls or if verifications are only done by mail. In some cases only limited information can be verified based on employer's policies.

FDA Disqualified / Restricted / Assurances List for Clinical Investigator (Part of Global Homeland Security Search)

Background checks that search FDA lists for physicians and clinical investigators who have been disqualified or restricted for not complying with FDA statutes and regulations. The FDA differentiates between totally restricted/disqualified and restricted. Information can include name and location, any know aliases, type of restriction, date action was taken, reinstatement dates, and comments such as whether or not the restriction was set by consent agreement or hearing. The lists are updated regularly to reflect any changes with name and location of individuals included in the list or with the type/status of restriction. All updates are dated. If searches are done before the FDA updates the lists information will not be shown.

Federal Bankruptcy Search

Background checks that search by Social Security number for all types of filed bankruptcies for a ten-year period. Information is obtained directly from the Federal Court Bankruptcy records. Information for bankruptcies can include: subjects address, filing number and date, court location, attorney, amount and type of bankruptcy.

Federal Civil Records Search

Background checks that search civil lawsuits at the appropriate federal district court, covering a seven year period for California and longer for other districts. The districts are searched through a connection to federal court index. Common names can cause delay in verifying civil records, identifiers are not always recorded in civil cases. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. It is recommended that all names, including alias and maiden names be run at all jurisdictions for a seven year period. This will maximize the search results and accuracy.

Federal Criminal Records Search

Background checks that search criminal convictions at the appropriate federal district court, covering a seven-year period for California and longer for other districts. The districts are searched directly through the federal court records. Common names can cause delay in verifying criminal activity, files have to be pulled so identifiers, such as date of birth, middle name and driver's license number, can be checked. In many cases, identifiers are not maintained in the Federal District court records. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. It is recommended that all names, including alias and maiden names be run at all jurisdictions for a seven year period. This will maximize the search results and accuracy.

Global Homeland Security Search

A database compiled from lists provided by U.S. and various international governmental agencies of individuals who may be involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violations of federal banking regulations, and fugitives from justice. Information may include date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, employment or group membership or affiliation. Includes: Australian Reserve Bank Sanctions List; Bank of England Sanctions List; Debarred Parties List; Denied Persons List; European Union Terrorism Sanctions List; FDA List; Fugitive Lists –FBI Most Wanted, U.S. Marshals Most Wanted, Secret Service Most Wanted, and the DEA Fugitives list; Health and Human Services Exclusion List; Interpol Most Wanted; OFAC; Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS); OFSI (Canadian Sanctions List); Palestinian Legislative Council List; United Nations Consolidated Sanctions List; US General Services Administration Excluded Parties List; World Bank Listing of Ineligible Individuals.

Health Care Integrity and Protection Data Bank Check (HIPDB) and National Practitioner Data Bank Check

Background checks that search the HIPDB national data collection for health care practitioners, providers and suppliers that have had adverse actions taken against them. Information can include Federal and State civil judgments, Federal and State criminal judgments, injunctions, licensing actions and exclusions. The HIPDB is intended to be used as an alert system only. Any information found should be reviewed more comprehensively and verified. The data is updated regularly, but there can be discrepancies if searches are done before information has been updated.

HHS Office of Inspector General's (OIG) / General Services Administration (GSA) Exclusion List Check

Background checks that search the OIG exclusion list for individuals/entities that currently cannot participate in Federally-funded health care programs. The exclusion list is searched directly through the HHS Office of the Inspector General. Reasons for individuals to be included on the exclusion list can include convictions for program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans. The exclusion list is updated on approximately the 10th of every month, so there may be discrepancy in individuals named that are awaiting re-instatement.

International Criminal Records Search

Background checks that search criminal convictions through the appropriate courts, the courts searched vary by country and by the information provided by the applicant. Courts are searched directly at the source via in person. Records can include: case numbers, offense and disposition dates, charge, type of charge, disposition, and sentence. Common names can cause delay in verifying criminal activity, files have to be pulled so identifiers, such as date of birth and middle name can be checked. International Criminal searches have longer turnaround times, ranging from 3-21 business days or more.

Military Record Verification

Background checks that verify prior military experience, as well as branch and dates of service, by contacting United States Military Records or by contacting the personnel office at the location where an applicant was stationed. If the location of service and contact number is not provided there can be delays of more than 3 months to obtain the records directly from the United States Military Records in St. Louis Missouri. It is recommended the employer obtain the applicant Form DD-214 as proof of military service.

Motor Vehicle Record

Background checks that search the state Bureau of Motor Vehicle records for driver information. These records vary by state, providing different information. Information can include license status, license class, issue date, expiration date, violations, suspensions, licensee address, date of birth and physical description. The MVR record is the best source for verifying an applicant's DOB. The number of years shown on driving reports varies by state, so criminal traffic offenses may not always appear on the MVR report; only the suspension/cancellation will show. The MVR report can be affected if the license number provided by the applicant is an ID card number or if it is not formatted correctly for the provided state.

Multi-State / National Criminal Database Search

Background checks that search a Multi-State / National Criminal Database with a data file of over 500 million Offender records, including felony conviction information, state department of corrections records, and misdemeanor information. Most states records are updated on a monthly basis. This search is done through multi-state databases maintained by many different sources. Information will vary. It is important to note that multi-state criminal searches do not include all criminal records nationally and the information is not always updated regularly. It is recommended that if a multi-state criminal search is run, it should be done in conjunction with county criminal searches. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. If "hits" are found on the Multi-State National Criminal Database, the law requires information to be verified directly through the court of records. Additional cost can apply.

Nurse Aide Registry Check

Background checks that verify a registration is in good standing and eligibility for enrollment (or re-enrollment) of nurse aide. The search is by name, SSN, or license number depending on state. Information varies by state but can include name, aliases, location of registration, status, any restrictions, and records of abuse, neglect or misappropriation. Not all states have a nurse aide registry. Some states verify information by mail only, which can cause a delay. Not all states update their registries regularly causing possible discrepancies in information.

Personal References

Background checks that include questioning an applicant's personal references by phone interview. The service can verify applicant's reliability, criminal past, alcohol or drug abuse and character and define the image of applicant by those who really know him/her. This verification can be delayed if references do not promptly return calls.

Professional References

Background checks that include questioning an applicant's professional references by phone interview. The service can verify applicant's reliability, criminal past, alcohol or drug abuse and character, work habits and work performance. Professional references are more credible than personal references. This verification can be delayed if references do not promptly return calls.

Professional License & Credential Verification

Background checks that verify that status of a professional license or certification. Information can include: type, status, expiration and limitations. This verification can be delayed if institutions do not promptly return calls or if verifications are only done by mail. The accuracy of the verification can be affected if the applicant was certified or licensed under a different name than stated on the application or if the applicant has recently graduated and the institution has not yet updated their records. This is a necessary search for those hiring doctors, nurses, security guards, insurance agents and many other license required professions.

Sex Offender Search

Background checks that search sexual offender databases or registries. The registries are provided by government entities and are searched by name and are available nationally, statewide or local levels. Information provided varies by state, it can include: type of offenses, known aliases, date of birth, addresses, and whether or not registrants are in violation of registration requirements. Not all states have a registry and not all sex offenders' register. States are searched based on address information found on the application, in the Social Security trace, and in the credit report. If the applicant is a registered sex offender in a state not provided on the application or found in a SSN trace the information will not be found.

Social Security Number Trace & Validation

Background checks that search credit bureau files to provide history of the applicant's names and addresses as they originate from credit headers. This also validates the number's authenticity, as well as year and place of issuance. It is used as a criterion in checking criminal history. Search may provide last known addresses and aliases, possible date of birth, year and state of Social Security number issuance, covering a seven year period. Young applicants and individuals new to country, who might not have developed a credit history yet, might not have a SSN history. Typographical and /or transposition of numbers at the time a Social Security Number is used by a creditor to initiate a credit inquiry can create errors in the data. Interpretation of data is critical; although the search can uncover evidence of identity theft, fraud must not be assumed without further investigation such as validation directly through the Social Security Administration.

Statewide Repository Criminal Records Search

Background checks that search for criminal convictions through the appropriate state repository, covering a seven-year period for California and longer for other states. Courts are searched directly at the source via in person, court Internet websites or direct connection into the courts index. Not all state repositories are available to the public. Not all counties update their information in the state repository, creating outdated or missing information. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. It is recommended that all names, including alias and maiden names be run at all jurisdictions for a seven year period. This will maximize the search results and accuracy.

Workers' Compensation Report

Background checks that search State Bureau of Workers' Compensation records for claims made by the applicant. The report indicates the nature of current and past claims. Information could include: Name of claimant, Social Security number, date of birth, nature and injury data, date and filing number, applicant's employer at the time of injury, disposition of claim and monetary information. Not all states provide workers' compensation report information. Searches can be delayed; some states only do verifications by mail. *This is a post offer search only.

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