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Guidance on conducting criminal history checks. Reference checking and its legal pitfalls. Fingerprint-based background checks. Online verification of social security numbers in the USA . Sex offender registries.

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AK-Alaska Sex Offender Registration Central Registry [10769] ?

A central registry of sex offenders

Background and Credit Check Forms [40538] ?

Forms that must be used as of January, 2013

Basics: Background Checks [26522] ?

Background checks are often requested by employers on job candidates

Checking Employment Histories: Considerations Before You Begin [8852] ?

Know whom you are hiring up front to save yourself wasted resources down the line

Checking Out Academic Credentials [28070] ?

Tell-tale Signs of a Bogus Degree

Council for Higher Education Accreditation's List of Participating/Recognized Organizations [28072] ?

Use this directory to check that the institution you are looking for has been accredited

Disclaimer Language for a Volunteer Application [31237] ?

For the volunteer to sign to consent to a background check

E-Verify [28068] ?

Allows participating employers to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees

Education Verification: Online Diploma Mills [pdf] [28073] ?

Most degree mills have certain characteristics

Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records [40537] ?

EEOC guidance outlines what officials will use to determine the legality of an employer’s criminal background check

Higher Education Accreditation Database [28071] ?

Database of institutions accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education

Updated How to Conduct a Background Investigation on the Cheap [28742] ?

Your goal is to verify information that the subject provided

Lie Detector Tests [28192] ?

Outlines the restrictions regarding the use of lie detectors to hire or screen employees

Making the Most of Sex Offender Registries [23697] ?

What You Need to Know About Screening Sex Offenders

Selective Service System Database [20398] ?

Allows you to look up a man's Selective Service number, as well as the date he registered

Senior Level Management Screening [28704] ?

Complete these inquiries on a regular basis

Sex Offender Registries [6675] ?

Search databases to determine if a person is a convicted child sexual offender

Social Security Death Index [10132] ?

Search over 60 million names in the Social Security Death Index

Social Security Number Verification [20397] ?

Contact the SSA to verify employee social security numbers

US National Sex Offender Public Registry [28074] ?

One-stop access to registries from all 50 states and the District of Columbia

USCIS Service and Office Locator [28069] ?

For employers and immigrants to the USA

Using Commercial Background Checking Services [14981] ?

Step by step process to follow with applicants whom you are requesting background checks

Vital Records Information [12658] ?

Where to find vital records from each state in the USA

Volunteers - Types Of Background Checks [29363] ?

Reasonable effort should be made to protect youth program participants from adults with a history of criminal activity


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Recruiting and hiring practices and the ADA, negligent hiring claims and more

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Facial imaging, retinal scans, fingerprint scans, voice recognition, etc.

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Crime-free workplace, corporate security, business protection from burglary

Security / Identity Theft
Fact sheets, guides, etc on identify theft


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