NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Agency: Why It Matters

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It’s no coincidence that this blog post is being published on the day we announce our successful completion of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation program. Governed by the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP), the program has become a widely-recognized seal of approval that confirms an organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement.

We couldn’t be happier to report our long-standing commitment to these principles is now officially recognized. This accreditation puts us among fewer than 10% of NAPBS member organizations that have earned the accreditation. For you, our accreditation means you can feel even more confident in our ability to deliver screening results that are legally compliant and verifiably accurate.

Our Promise to You

You face a daunting challenge to find good employees—and to avoid risky ones—while staying within the fence created by legal requirements. To this end, background screening is an essential tool. The NAPBS accreditation program aggregates background screening best practices in a demanding process to help you know the screening-based employment decisions you make stem from sound research and reporting practices.

The BSAAP for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) is described in a 19-page PDF that covers:

  • data security,
  • legal compliance,
  • client education,
  • researcher and data standards,
  • verification services standards, and
  • business practices.

Within each of these categories, the standards require companies to identify role-based responsibilities, establish effective written policies and procedures, train employees as needed, monitor, and make changes as needed. The entire process is built around ensuring that the agency communicates legal requirements to clients and that clients understand the role of the CRA in the background screening process.

We are proud to qualify as an accredited background screening agency under these standards and look forward to continuing to serve you with confidence.

 

About Michael Gaul

A security industry professional since 1988, Michael has extensive expertise in the fields of human capital risk management, physical security, and background screening process management. Michael leads Proforma’s sales, marketing, and strategic customer relations efforts.
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