County Criminal Searches
County Criminal Searches examine criminal records in county courts, and research any felony and/or misdemeanor cases reported on an applicant. These searches yield levels of offense, charges, file numbers, file dates, disposition and sentences. We provide a standard 7 year search; however, longer time frames are permissible in many counties (and may be permissible based on industry specific regulations). Accurate Background has the capability to conduct searches in any county within the United States.
Recommendation: It is recommended that County Criminal Searches are ordered in conjunction with a National SSN/Address Locater (SSN Trace), as multiple counties may be identified. Frequently, applicants will not report residential addresses in counties where they have had criminal activity.
Federal Criminal Search
Federal Criminal Searches retrieve state level records (from Federal District courts) to discover crimes committed against the United States Government. Federal Criminal Searches reveal offenses such as bank robbery, tax evasion, Internet crimes, and mail fraud.
National Criminal Database
Our National Criminal Database is a proprietary database compiled from US court records. The data is sourced from county courts, statewide criminal databases, as well as sex offender and correctional databases. The National Criminal Database is updated on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the original source.
Data is also included from:
Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) – Limited Access
FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List
FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitive List
Wanted fugitive lists published by ten additional federal agencies, such as the US Department of Justice, US Customs Service, US Marshals Service, US Secret Service, US Drug Enforcement Agency, etc.
Wanted fugitive lists published by numerous state and local law enforcement agencies
National Alias Criminal Database
This multi-faceted search combines a search through our national criminal database with known aliases sourced from our SSN/Address Locator (Social Security Search) history based on the subject’s social security number. The names searched for include the primary name and other names found in the name and address history for your subject, such as maiden names, previously married names, middle names used as first names, nicknames and other aliases.
Statewide Criminal Record Searches
Provides statewide searches for felony and/or misdemeanor convictions (where available) on State repositories. Not all states allow public access to statewide criminal records information. Some allow access, while others require written application forms. Access may require a specific authorization form or specific identifying information such as full name, address, date of birth, social security number, and county of residence.
Sex Offender Registry Services
ApplicantSafe searches the most recent, updated information that tracks registered sex offenders. We screen your applicant to discover if they have been convicted of sexually-related offenses against adults and children and certain crimes against victims who are minors.
Past and/or current employer(s) are contacted on behalf of the applicant. We will verify information provided such as dates of employment, position held, salary and eligibility for rehire.
Our Education Verification service confirms credentials earned directly with the schools. Dates of attendance, major, degree(s) earned, and graduation will be verified from the information provided by the applicant.
Credit Reports search nationwide through one of the credit agencies for individual credit history including places of employment and prior addresses, credit account types, terms, amounts past due, loan types, balances, public records, high credit, dates opened and closed, payment patterns, credit limits and modes of payment.
Motor Vehicle Reports
The Motor Vehicle Report queries the applicant’s State Department of Motor Vehicles and provides a 3 to 5 year driving history on the applicant. These are live feeds to the individual state DMV systems and not database searches. In most cases results are instant.
Commercial Drivers License Information System Records (CDLIS)
The CDLIS report verifies the current state and license number of a driver. It can quickly eliminate an applicant who does not hold a commercial driver’s license or identify issues that may need to be addressed at the state.
National SSN/Address Locator (Social Security Search)
ApplicantSafe’s National SSN/Address Locater is primarily used to identify counties where applicants reside in additional to any name variations. This search gathers information from a multitude of venues such as credit bureaus, public records (real property) and moving records from mailing houses.
We offer a wide variety of automated paperless drug screening solutions. Clients can easily select a lab from our national network of labs, drug tests can be ordered directly from our system utilizing our automated paperless chain of custody (COC) form that can be emailed or texted to the applicant. All tests are MRO (Medical Review Officer) reviewed.
Standard drug tests are 5 or 10 panel. We offer customized panels for an additional cost.
Our standard lab of choice is LabCorp. Additional labs can be utilized but they might incur additional fees.
PSP Crash And Inspection History
The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) allows carriers, individual drivers, and industry service providers access to commercial drivers’ safety records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).
Not only will our automated screening and hiring solutions allow you to verify volunteer qualifications but working with reputable people will also keep your organization’s reputation intact
OIG Exclusion Search
Identify individuals that are excluded from participation in Federal health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. The ApplicantSafe OIG Excluded Parties Check searches the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The list of excluded individuals/entities produced by the Check is intended to help health care providers comply with regulations relating to Federal health care programs. It supports reimbursement claims by health care providers by allowing organizations to ensure compliance with regulations and helps to reduce potential risks and liabilities from excluded parties.
International Background Checks
We offer a full suite of worldwide applicant screening services in any country in the world where data can be legally obtained.
OIG Exclusion Monitoring
All health care entities that participate in state and federally funded programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, are prohibited from employing or conducting business with individuals and companies that have been placed on exclusion lists. The Office of Inspector General requires facilities receiving funding to cross-reference their employees, vendors, and contractors against a list of parties excluded from participating in state and federal health care programs both at the time of hire/contract and at least every thirty days thereafter. Submitting claims for reimbursement in which an excluded party contributed to the delivery of medical items or services can expose your facility to unnecessary liability.
We will perform a monthly search of the OIG’s List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE), the System for Award Management (SAM), and relevant state maintained Medicaid exclusion lists for each of your facilities.
Benefit: When utilizing our background check services there is no need to provide us with spreadsheets of current employees. We automatically enter all applicants into our monitoring system once the background check is ran.
Ongoing Criminal Monitoring
An effective screening program doesn’t stop after the applicant is hired. Our ongoing criminal monitoring takes the guess work, cost and maintenance out of post-hire monitoring, providing assurance that those who were safe to hire to begin with have stayed that way.
This monitoring service will scan current employees, tenants and volunteers for criminal activity and alert you to any crimes that are detected.
Driver MVR Monitoring
Continuous MVR monitoring takes a proactive approach to find new suspensions and/or moving violations as they occur. Employers are notified as soon as a new activity appears in a driver’s record. Driver MVR monitoring allows employers to identify new citations before high-risk drivers can jeopardize your organization’s safety profile and image.