HR Background Screening Compliance Questions

Our Director of Compliance, Megan Consolo shared with me recently some questions on compliance that have come up from clients.  As a Consumer Reporting Agency governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, we take these questions very seriously.  We thought we would share them with you today:

1)     Can you run a background check on yourself to see what comes up?

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act: § 604 Credential Check wouldn’t have permissible purpose to run this background check. (Our only permissible purposes are Employment and Tenancy.)

2)     From a candidate: Incorrect information was reported on my background check, and you fixed it after my dispute.  However, I want to know who reported the incorrect information to you, will you provide that to me?

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act: § 609 certain items must be disclosed to a candidate upon request such as: Information on file; sources; report recipients.

3)     I want to run a background check on someone who applied, but I don’t have a release form because we’re not going to hire them.  I just want to look into the crime they disclosed on their application.

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act: § 606 there are required disclosures that must be made to consumers prior to obtaining investigative consumer reports on them.

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act: § 604 Credential Check wouldn’t have permissible purpose.

I would be happy to discuss these and any other compliance questions with you.  Feel free to reach out, simply dial  248-526-5205 or email me at

kenneth.lang@credentialcheck.com.

 

 

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