Set up Fee (exception is clients requiring credit reports)
Our clients only pay for the background checks they process each month.
When you request pricing from us, you’ll get an email containing our “a la cart” search pricing along with sample screening packages (also with pricing). You can chose from these sample screening packages or create your own from the a la cart list. We encourage you to call us for assistance in establishing screening packages as our staff of professional background screeners can tell you how to get the most relevant information for your budget. 888.578.8600
Here we have a sample Employment Screening Package Selection Chart to help identify the most appropriate searches for conducting background checks on prospective employees.
Short Answer: Turn-around-times on background checks typically run between instant (less than a minute), and three business days depending on the searches in the screening package.
Detailed Answer: We offer several Instant searches that provide immediate results such as:
and more. On the other hand, background screening packages that include Onsite County Criminal Record Research, Reference Verification Calls, Education Verifications, and other manual searches can range from one to three business days. International searches may take longer depending on region.
The SafeScreener system provides you complete access to all pending reports so that you can see the progress of each search along with detailed notes from our researchers.
See the below chart for a comparison of criminal record searches and how they’re best applied to an applicant screening package.
Criminal Record Search Comparisons Chart
|Criminal Record Search Type
|Criminal Case Types Found
|Best utilized for…
Smallest jurisdiction geographically, but statistically the most complete court record information. Best source of data when corresponding to the applicant’s address history for 7 to 10 years.
Note: Criminal case records date back a minimum of 7 years, usually much further. Record access varies with each county based on various factors.
Majority of common criminal records found here, including felonies, misdemeanors and serious traffic.
Note: Recent maiden or past married names should be checked when budget permits.
Hands on research at county courts can require 1 to 3 business days.
Some counties may have additional fees.
Note:With the exception of New York, most county fees are absorbed by SafeScreener.com
The entire state when that particular state has a reliable criminal record repository system. Most do not.
Majority of common criminal records found here as each county is “required” to relay information to state repositories.
Note: Counties do NOT consistently comply in a timely manner (if at all) , so many state repositories can contain outdated dispositions or lack records from entire counties.
Replacing county searches in select states where data is complete and accessible.
Note: SafeScreener.com will automatically replace county searches with state repositories when it benefits the client for cost and coverage.
Most states do not have reliable criminal record repositories that meet the following criteria…
Similar to county research, federal criminal record searches are typically conducted for federal jurisdictions of residence.
Federal criminal cases typicaly extend beyond a single city or county jurisdiction.
ALL EXECUTIVE and upper level management positions.
Company or Client Financials e.g.: Accountants, Money Managers, Hedge Fund Managers, Bankers, Personal Finance Managers.
IT Professionals e.g.: Network Administrators, Database Administrators.
Only 8% of criminal records are found within federal courts.
The Federal government has removed dates of birth and social security numbers from most case files.
|Nationwide Criminal Database
Archived Criminal Data from All 50 U.S. States plus Guam and Puerto Rico.
Note: Document of full coverage is available upon request.
Criminal felony, misdemeanor, sex offender records and some traffic.
May be used as a stand-alone search when…
Broadest criminal record coverage.
We’d be the first ones to recommend doing a background check on a company you intend to do business with. That being said, here is some history of our company and a few simple ways you can verify the provided information.
Yes. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations must be followed when performing applicant background checks on potential employees or potential tenants. Penalties from the government along with civil actions are a very real possibility for companies that do not abide by the guidelines. Fortunately, it’s very simple when you know how and especially when you work with a company that provides you the tools and knowledge to be compliant.
30 Second History: The Fair Credit Reporting Act was originally established in 1970 as an addition to the Consumer Protection Act of 1968. The purpose of the Fair Credit Reporting Act was to protect consumers from inaccurate information gathered by credit bureaus. Its scope has since expanded to include information gathered by Consumer Reporting Agencies (Background Screening Companies) that collect data from public record sources, private databases and oral interviews. Consumer Reporting Agencies then combine this data to create a consumer report (background check) which is provided to their clients. It is a shared responsibility of the background screening company and the employer to act in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting. However a good background screening company will educate the client and make compliance a simple routine. For example, a few ways that we automatically assist our clients in maintaining compliant practices is through…
Don’t worry, we make it easy! See more about the Fair Credit Reporting Act via the following links…
Have questions? Contacy us, we’re here to help!
Yes they are. The Fair Credit Reporting Act does NOT differentiate between small, medium, or large businesses. Any organization or individual utilizing the services of a Consumer Reporting Agency (background screening company) to screen employees or tenants must take the proper steps to assure compliance. Don’t worry, we make it easy! See more about the Fair Credit Reporting Act via the following links…