No Longer Selling Credit Reports For Employment Screening
is no longer selling credit reports to employers for the purposes
of pre-employment screening, according to Tim Klein, a company
spokesperson who revealed the information in an interview with
the Dallas Morning News. The credit reports sold by Equifax into
the employment market, formerly known as "Persona",
were used to determine employment eligibility. And while this
is still perfectly legal under the Fair
Credit Reporting Act, the company seems to have proactively
decided that selling reports to employers wasn’t worth the
trouble. Long a public relations loser, the use of credit reports
by employers has become even more controversial given the current
economy and the added difficulty that poor credit causes a job
seeker who is already having trouble finding a job. Employers
who are filling positions where access to money and sensitive
information are commonplace have traditionally reviewed credit
reports as part of their pre-employment screening processes. The
trouble with the practice is that it can be unfair to some consumers
who have found themselves thrown into credit difficulty through
no fault of their own. Layoffs, divorce, uncovered medical expenses,
business failures, and death in the earning family can all cause
a consumer’s credit reports to become littered with negative
information despite no lack of credit management responsibility.
And some argue that using credit reports as a screening tool can
be unfair to minorities, a claim that lacks any scientific support
at this time.
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Bruce Berg’s Report On 2009 ASIS International Annual Conference
did not attend the conference this year, so the information you
will see here has come from his very generous “on site”
reporters, who have chosen to remain anonymous. We thank them
very much for their valuable input. The attendance at this conference
was off again this year. The reported number of attendees was
about 18,000, although it is interesting that the paid attendance
was only 3,600. The remaining thousands of “attendees”
were exhibitors and people with free day passes to the exhibit
floor.Industry exhibitors decreased again this year, off about
Read The Full Report Go To: http://www.bergconsultinggroup.com/id79.html
Attorney General Orders Review Of System For Hiring Caregivers
attorney general has ordered a review of a state system that allows
convicted felons to work in day care and nursing homes, after
a Sun Sentinel investigative series. In a letter to legislators
this week, Bill McCollum said the series highlighted the "disastrous
results'' of Florida's exemption process that has cleared more
than 8,700 people with criminal pasts to work as caregivers of
children, seniors and the disabled. Legislators are already working
on changes to state law to restrict who can receive an exemption
and for what crimes. One proposed bill would ban people with records
for violence and fraud from ever getting clearance to work as
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Target Screening Secures $2 Million in Capital Financing
Screening, Inc., a leading Internet-based resident, employment
and volunteer screening service announced today that it has closed
a $2 million round of capital funding from MRL Investments. "This
first round of capital funding is by sophisticated investors and
validates our business model and strengthens our options going
forward," said Steven Foster, president of On Target Screening.
"Our customer base is already growing at a phenomenal rate,
surpassing all our projections, and with this funding we can rapidly
increase marketing, franchising, and strategic partnerships much
faster." Foster added "Ron Bailey, our Chief Technology
Officer is leading a nationwide search for seasoned industry veterans
to fill key management and marketing positions." By utilizing
our unique combination of experienced resources and industry-driven
technology, we can meet the needs of a company at any stage -
from the large management companies to independent owners.
Information Go To: www.OnTargetScreening.com.or
Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood Announces Driver Pre- Employment
Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that
it will launch a new Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program which
will allow commercial motor carrier companies to electronically
access driver inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring
process. The program is expected to begin in December 2009. Commercial
driver safety records are currently available to federal and state
law enforcement personnel, and accessible to drivers through the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Once the pre-employment screening
program is launched, driver safety records will be readily available
to motor carriers regardless of state or jurisdiction. In accordance
with federal privacy laws, drivers must first give written consent
in order for their records to be released. The Driver Pre-Employment
Screening Program will be populated by FMCSA's Motor Carrier Management
Information System (MCMIS). The MCMIS is comprised of driver performance
data including roadside inspection and compliance review results,
enforcement data, state-reported crashes, and motor carrier census
For More Information Go To: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/news/news-releases/2009/pre-employment-screening.aspx
to Pay Fine for Second Data Breach
ChoicePoint, the victim of a 2004 data breach affecting more than
160,000 U.S. residents, has agreed to strengthen its data security
efforts and pay a fine for a second breach in 2008, the U.S. Federal
Trade Commission said Monday. ChoicePoint, now a subsidiary of
Reed Elsevier, will pay US$275,000 to resolve the newest FTC complaint.
The FTC accused the company of failing to implement a comprehensive
information security program to protect consumers' personal information,
as required by the agency after the 2004 breach. The April 2008
breach compromised the personal data of 13,750 people, the FTC
said in a press release. ChoicePoint turned off a "key"
electronic security tool used to monitor access to one of its
databases, and failed to detect that the security tool was turned
off for four months, the FTC said. For a 30-day period, an unknown
hacker conducted thousands of unauthorized searches of a ChoicePoint
database containing sensitive consumer information, including
Social Security numbers, the FTC said. After discovering the breach,
the company notified the FTC,If the software tool had been working,
ChoicePoint likely would have detected the intrusions "much
earlier," the FTC said. A ChoicePoint representative wasn't
immediately available for comment on the new court order.
More Information Go To: http://www.pcworld.com/article/173902/choicepoint_to_pay_fine_for_second_data_breach.html
study looked at the histories of 561 sex offenders and found they
accounted for 195,000 victims. You could sexually abuse hundreds,
even thousands of children and have only a 3 percent chance of
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FTC Takes Additional
Safe Harbor-Related Enforcement Actions
6, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced
proposed settlement agreements with six companies over charges
that they falsely claimed membership in the U.S. Department of
Commerce Safe Harbor program. In six separate complaints, the
FTC alleged that ExpatEdge Partners LLC, Onyx Graphics, Inc.,
Directors Desk LLC, Collectify LLC, and Progressive Gaitways LLC
deceived consumers by representing that they maintained current
certifications to the Safe Harbor program when such certifications
had previously lapsed. The terms of the proposed settlement agreements
prohibit the companies from misrepresenting their membership in
any privacy, security or other compliance program. The six enforcement
actions are significant as they mark a considerable uptick in
the FTC’s enforcement related to the Safe Harbor program.
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on Background Searches
Keisha-Ann G. Gray
delivers an very insightful overview on conducting background
checks noting that employers have a multitude of state and federal
restrictions to comply with should they seek information on criminal
histories of job applicants or employees. Today's broad collection
of laws -- including laws affecting employees who test positive
on drug tests -- are designed to protect those who may be the
most disadvantaged by the current recession. Company closings
and mass layoffs have turned the current economy into a "buyer's
market," with more employees competing for fewer jobs. Many
employers have interpreted this as a sign that they can be more
"selective" in looking for what some may call "the
right kinds of employees." However, even in today's job market,
HR professionals must ensure that their organizations comply with
an increasingly broad collection of laws designed to protect those
who will often be most disadvantaged by the current economic downturn
-- employees with criminal histories and employees with illegal
For More Information
Go To: http://www.hrexecutive.com/HRE/story.jsp?storyId=265594838
A. Petrullo Will Lead Altegrity's Hireright Busines
Inc.-the global screening and security solutions provider-has
appointed Explore Information Services president and CEO J. Philip
Casey as chairman of the Altegrity Commercial Services Group,
which consists of HireRight, a leader in on-demand employment
background and drug screening, and Explore Information Services,
an industry-leading insurance information services business. Mr.
Casey, who has led Explore since 1998, will continue as Explore
president and CEO. Mr. Casey reports to Altegrity CEO Mike Cherkasky.
Michael Petrullo, currently an Altegrity senior vice president,
will assume the role of president and CEO of HireRight and will
report to Mr. Casey. Steven W. Webb, Explore's vice president
of market development, will assume the new role of senior vice
president and general manager of Explore. Glen E. Schrank, who
has been serving as president and CEO of HireRight, will leave
the corporation to pursue other opportunities.
More Information Go To: www.altegrity.com
EmployeescreenIQ Has Earned Recognition As A 2009 Weatherhead
100 Award Winner
has earned recognition as a 2009 Weatherhead 100 Award Winner
for being one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast
Ohio. The company has achieved this distinction for the 5th consecutive
year. Actual rankings will be released in December. Since 1987,
the Weatherhead 100 has showcased the fastest growing companies
in Northeast Ohio. Recognized organizations must demonstrate consistent
growth over the previous five years. The Weatherhead 100 list
is objectively determined annually and highly regarded throughout
the region. It is branded as a testament to hard work, commitment,
innovation, and the dream to succeed.
More Information Go To: http://university.employeescreen.com/announcements/EmployeeScreenIQ_Weatherhead100_2009
to the Legal Challenge Question!
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the firms that will ultimately succeed will be those that create
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learning opportunities to heightened their knowledge and capabilities.
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Helps Support Humanitarian Mission to the Congo
a leading provider of software and hosted support services for
background screening companies, has donated 50 solar-powered MP3
players to be distributed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
These MP3 players contain the New Testament translated into the
Swahili language, and will be used in multiple congregations as
part of a prayer and connection campaign to reach out to the Congolese.
Shawn Rucks, CEO of deverus, stated, “deverus is honored
to be a part of this mission, and tobe able to help those in need.
It is uplifting to know that so many people will be touched by
such a simple gesture. Our hope is that the MP3 players are used
to bring people together to heal and to learn.”
For More Information
Go To: http://www.deverus.com/resources/pr/congomission.html
Background Data Launches Safety 1st
screening for volunteer or non-profit organizations is essential
for maintaining a safe community. To protect these organizations,
NBD’s Safety 1st Program can detect if volunteers have a
pattern of criminal behavior. And by screening with Safety 1st,
these organizations will be better protected from negligence claims
and costly negative public relations.
Safety 1st was designed specifically for volunteer
and non-profit organizations and provides a report that includes
criminal data information on the full name and/or alternate names
used, dates at listed addresses, validity of SSN provided, age/date
of birth, and available phone information. Not only do you receive
crucial information, but this program helps improve the safety
of vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly. This
easy-to-read report supplies essential information to help make
wiser choices when selecting volunteers!
When safety truly does come first –
use Safety 1st to help protect against criminals!
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call (866) 839-9727, email email@example.com
or visit www.NationalBackgroundData.com.
Acquires Employment Screening Profiles, Inc., dba Trubackgrounds
Corporation announced the acquisition of Employment Screening
Profiles, Inc., which does business as Trubackgrounds. Florida-based
Trubackgrounds provides customized, Web-enabled solutions to aid
in the employee background verification, applicant management,
and human resource collaboration processes. Locateplus, which
provides online investigative solutions to employers and the legal
industry, made the acquisition to strengthen its employee background
screening capabilities and ancillary HR service offerings. (Source:
Locateplus Holdings Corporation press release, September 24, 2009)
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Go To: http://www.implu.com/releases/2009/20090925/30908/implu_viewer
Line Manager Solution named 2009 HR Product of the Year
Human Resource Executive® Magazine’s editors select
10 products as the best of the year based on a series of criteria,
including level of innovation, the value the products bring to
the HR community and user friendliness. PreVisor’s Front
Line Manager Solution has been named one of the 2009 Top HR Products
of the Year. The Front Line Manager Solution is a Web-based pre-hire
assessment tool specifically designed to measure job fit for managerial
candidates. The tool covers a broad range of capabilities, such
as personality, prioritizing, decision-making and cognitive abilities.
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PreVisor's Front Page News - Fall 2009
PROTECTION AND FRAUD
and Dishonest Employees are Apprehended in Record Numbers by US
and dishonest employees stole over $6.0 billion in 2008 from just
22 major retailers, according to the 21st Annual Retail Theft
Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, the leading loss
prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm. These
22 surveyed retailers apprehended a record 904,226 shoplifters
and dishonest employees in 2008 and recovered more than $182 million
from these thieves. "For the 3rd consecutive year, both the
apprehensions and recovery dollars from shoplifters and dishonest
employees rose; up 7.26% and 21.64% respectively,” said
Mark R. Doyle, President of Jack L. Hayes International. “While
shoplifter and dishonest employee apprehensions increased 7.65%
and 3.01% respectively, the increase in recovery dollars from
these apprehensions was up an amazing 30.24% for shoplifting and
almost 10% for dishonest employees. Mr. Doyle added, “With
the downturn in the economy, we have seen an increase in theft,
which is having a detrimental impact on retailers’ bottom-line
profits. These losses drive consumer prices higher and can force
unprofitable stores to close.”
For More Information
Go To: http://www.hayesinternational.com/thft_srvys.html
Manager and Other Employees Suspended and Put on Probation
Three Bozeman City
employees who have been disciplined for former hiring practices
say they are ready to learn from their errors. Assistant City
Manager Chuck Winn, Bozeman Fire Chief Jason Shrauger, and Human
Resources Director Pattie Berg have been placed on probation for
six months for their role in asking city job applicants for Internet
user names and passwords. Berg has also been suspended for a week
without pay. "The fact that those individuals elected to
share the information is their choice, not one that I could make
or would make for them, that the organization could ask them or
require them to do," Bozeman City Manager Chris Kukulski
told us. He waived his privacy rights at this week's Bozeman City
Commission meeting, and revealed he will also take a week of unpaid
suspension sometime this month. The disciplined employees apologized
for their involvement with the former policy and say they are
now working to rebuild public trust. The request for Internet
user names and passwords began in the Bozeman Police Department
in 2007, and had been asked of all applicants by the Summer of
2008. The practice was dropped this June.
For More Information
Go To: http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=11303790
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Annual Record Retriever Meeting To Be Held In Clearwater
The 8th Annual
Pre-Employment Screeners Conference sponsored by The Background
Investigator will host the second Annual Records Retrievers Meeting
at their annual conference.
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Go To: http://www.thebackgroundinvestigator.com/
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International Committee Update
to be made in implementing the International Chapters. We are
continuing to receive input on the proposed Chapter Manual which
will help to amend it to meet the global needs of the association.
We are also pleased to report that the Asia Pacific Area is moving
forward with the formation of their chapter and is soliciting
nominations for chapter officers. If you are interested in nominating
someone or yourself contact Wayne Tollemache at email@example.com.
Canada is focused on getting the minimum of ten companies necessary
to form their chapter and is optimistic they will reach this number
soon. Europe is reviewing the Chapter Manual and has expressed
interest in getting their chapter formed.
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Industry Sees Spike In PIPEDA-Related Complaints
industry yielded 17% of the Personal Information and Electronic
Documents Act (PIPEDA)-related complaints lodged in 2008. Last
year there were 442 new complaints in total, marking an increase
from 2007’s 350 complaints. Financial institutions as a
whole took the lion’s share of complaints (between 22% and
30%) and the insurance industry took second place, with 71 complaints,
said the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Annual Report
to Parliament 2008. Most of those 71 complaints related either
to difficulties that complainants had in gaining access to their
personal information in the industry’s possession, or issues
related to the use and disclosure of the information.
Information Go To: http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/issues/ISArticle.asp?aid=1000343130
Time Needed For Privacy Bill
have called government's implementation plans for the Protection
of Personal Information Bill unrealistic, saying the three-year
timeframe will only lead to surging costs and poor compliance.
Business Unity SA (Busa), the South African Insurance Association
(SAIA) and the Banking Association of SA (Basa) have all called
for government to introduce long-term implementation plans. However,
government has shown little concern, saying that, while some changes
could be made, business would have to accept the final Bill. Business
should have brought up its concerns earlier, as the process has
been “protracted and in-depth” and had involved different
stakeholders, says justice and constitutional development minister
Jeff Radebe. The Protection of Personal Information Bill, which
was submitted to the justice minister in February, aims to promote
the protection of personal information processed by public and
private bodies. The Bill looks to establish minimum requirements
for the processing of personal information and provide for the
establishment of an information protection regulator. Rights regarding
unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision-making
would be increased and the flow of personal information across
borders would also be regulated.
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Commissioner’s Office Prosecutes Firm For Improper Processing
of Personal Data
The decision of the
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to prosecute a firm based
in Worcestershire for unfairly and unlawfully processing the personal
data of construction workers became big news recently, but what
are the general learning points and reminders about the Data Protection
Act 1998. This case highlights that organisations that buy in
personal data need to be just as careful as organisations that
collect and sell it. In addition, a data processing agreement
must be entered into between controller and processor. Compliance
is simple and involves a short agreement or clause in a contract.
For More Information
Go To: http://www.wapi.com/news/wapi-news/94.htm
All Party Parliamentary Communications Group Has Issued Recommendations
For Privacy Law To Protect Citizens Both Online And Offline
The UK should have
a new, simple privacy law to protect citizens both online and
offline, a cross-party group of parliamentarians has recommended.
The All Party Parliamentary Communications Group (apComms) released
the findings of an inquiry entitled Can we keep our hands off
the net?. The report made 11 recommendations, the first of which
was for "a green paper on privacy, with a view to bringing
forward a privacy bill in the next parliament that sets out simply
expressed, but far-reaching, protection for everyone's privacy
in both the offline and online worlds." The report's authors
said the diversity of privacy-related laws that currently exists
makes it difficult to provide citizens with effective protection.
"Our current online privacy laws, such as they are, are currently
scattered across numerous statutes, regulations and European Directives,"
they wrote in a statement. "This hodgepodge of laws and the
side-effects of complex regulations is not an ideal way to provide
a legal basis for privacy. People need effective protection and
they need to understand the nature of that protection."
For More Information
Go To: http://www.zdnet.co.uk/misc/print/0,1000000169,39812836-39001101c,00.htm
Agencies Call For Anti-Paedophile Database To Be Put On Hold
and Employment Confederation (REC) is calling for the Government
to delay the introduction of its controversial anti-paedophile
database next month as they are still waiting to receive detailed
guidance on important information on how they should refer suspicions
about employees to the vetting and barring agency. The Confederation
says it has been "endlessly surprised and disappointed"
by the development of the Independent Safeguarding Authority,
which will see more than 11 million people forced to undergo background
checks before they can work with children or vulnerable adults.
It has written to ministers asking them to delay the introduction
of fines for employers who fail to tell the ISA about staff who
they think may pose a risk, in order to give them more time to
comply with the regulations. Anne Fairweather, head of public
policy at the REC, told The Daily Telegraph: "Our biggest
concern is that from October 12th our members will face criminal
sanctions if they don't refer information, but it's still not
clear. They will refer too much in order to watch their backs,
and then the ISA will have too much information."
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Gives Employers Access To Employees' Criminal Records
Employers may be made
aware of the previous convictions of all staff - no matter how
minor - following a landmark ruling from the Court of Appeal.
The Court ruled criminal records can be held on police computers
for ‘as long as they feel necessary,' and can be shared
with the Criminal Records Bureau, which has the right to show
the records to employers or prospective employers. Anna Fairclough,
a lawyer at civil rights organisation Liberty, specialises in
privacy litigation. She said: "Exceptions to the Rehabilitation
of Offenders Act and the net of employment vetting are being cast
so wide that people will be forever haunted by the minor indiscretions
of their youth. "We need a tighter reign on the circumstances
when spent convictions can be disclosed.
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New ISA Rules
Come Into Force
The next stage of
the government’s plans to protect children and vulnerable
adults, which went into force on 12 October 2009, will have serious
implication for recruiters. Recruiters are obliged to notify the
Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) of any ‘relevant
information’ about candidates in ‘regulated activities’
who may pose a risk to children or vulnerable adults. ‘Regulated
activity’ will cover those working in hospitals, nurseries,
schools and care homes, for example, who have contact with these
vulnerable groups. Anne Fairweather, head of public policy at
the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC),told Recruiterthat
failure to comply could see recruiters face a possible fine of
£5,000 and a prison sentence.
For More Information
Go To: http://www.recruiter.co.uk/new-isa-rules-come-into-force-today/1002975.article
A recent amendment
has been made to the standard to take into account the Private
Security Industry Act 2001. There is no substantial change to
the standard, mainly adding Notes that reference various Acts
such as Human Rights Act; Immigration, Asylum and Nationality
Act, Data Protection Act and attention to code of practice published
by the Criminal Records Bureau. However, this has resulted in
a re-issue of the standard in April 2009 as: BS 7858-2006 + Amendment
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International Screener Spotlight
We are adding
‘The International Screener Spotlight’ column. In
this column we will feature one International Screening firms’
owner or executive. The column will focuse on helping clients
and potential clients get to know the interviewee on a more personal
level, beyond just your products and services, because ultimately
people buy from people they know and can relate too. This is a
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we have the pleasure of having Rick Dyer, Vice President, International
Sales, Liberty Alliance Background Screening in the spotlight.
who is a native Californian, explained that while he was still
serving as a Police Officer for the City of Anaheim he recognized
the global economy was evolving and people were becoming increasingly
mobile. One assignment that he worked on as a detective really
drove this point home. He was assigned to the Tourism Bureau in
Anaheim which has a significant commercial, recreational and entertain
business center that heavily depends on tourism. He found that
working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies across
the nation many of the criminals were highly transient to the
point that by working with his colleagues they could predict the
next geography that would be targeted by the thieves and fraudsters.
He learned first hand that criminal checks on these individuals
would prevent them from getting employed at the hotels and event
venues in the targeted city. Around the same time his son Chris
started working for a background screening firm. Thus, the stage
was set when Rick retired from the Anaheim Police force to start
a background screening firm.
screening firm Liberty Alliance was started shortly after the
tragic events of September 11, 2001 so they selected the name
‘Liberty’ and combined this with ‘Alliance’
because their concept was to form a business that had an alliance
with their customers.
to current times one of Rick observations about the background
screening industry is that we are likely to see more regulations
focused on increasing the expungement rights of previously incarcerated
persons and forgiving convictions so that their criminal records
do not become impediments to them becoming gainfully employed.
Rick notes that politicians are focus on getting people jobs and
he believes they will make laws to fulfill this focus. He personally
believes that these type laws that reduce the ability of businesses
to get the whole picture about an applicant are short sighted
and will ultimately lead to more lawsuits targeting the background
personal side, Rick shared that while an active police officer
he started shooting competitively as a member of the Anaheim Police
Pistol Team. He is very proud to have achieved the level of Grand
Master in the California Shooting Association. He continues this
hobby to this day.
he is a major motorcycle enthusiast. He noted with a smile that
him and his wife started with mopeds many years ago and since
then he has owned 15 motorcycles. He also developed a love for
dirt bikes. One of his true highlights involving his motorcycle
interest was a touring trip cross country that involved participating
in the American Motorcycle Association’s Four Corner Tour.
During this tour he and his wife hit the ‘four corners’
of the US visiting San Ysidro, CA, Blaine, WA, Madawaska, ME and
the Florida Keys. It was a 12,000 mile trip and was truly one
of the highlights of his life. He noted with a chuckle that they
stopped in Dodge City, KS for the explicit purpose that they could
legitimately say “Lets get the hell out of Dodge.”
fascinating hobby that Rick has is that he collects Police badges.
He has a complete set of Anaheim Police badges going back to 1889.
He shared that this is actually a big business with lots of people
collecting and trading Police badges. He also mentioned that he
had a badge for the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
This is a true gem because the US Capital Police produce a commemorative
badge just for the inauguration.
music scene he likes classic rock with a special love for the
Beatles and Rolling Stones, jazz and Christian music.
a big family man and has three boys and beams as he shared he
has seven grand children.
favorite vacation spot out of the country was a trip to the Greek
Isles which he described as being ‘unbelievable.’
He mentioned that he and his wife met some phenomenal people and
he really loved Mykonos. He also mentioned that he has his eyes
on Costa Rica as possible place to retire.
to my final question about what did he foresee in the future for
the background screening industry he believes that we will see
biometrics playing an increasingly big role in the years to come
and that the emerging issue of placing photos on I-9 Verification
will be one that is fought by politicians. On the international
side he sees concerns continuing to grow about offshoring jobs
and information from the US to other countries. In addition, he
sees continued compliance issues for businesses trying to comply
with the myriad of international labor, employment and data protection
laws which make screening complex and costly. His final thought
was that we are likely to see in many countries an increasing
focus on information accuracy.
More Information On Liberty Alliance Go To www.liberty-alliance.com
or contact Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), 2008 Training
Course Schedule, visit
Association for Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS),
Federation for Personnel Management, Events,