Welcome to AccuSource, we are excited that you have elected to partner with us for your screening needs. We have received your signed account set up documentation and will be working on setting up your new account.
In the interim of the set up being completed, we would like to provide you with some educational resources to support your organization’s commitment to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other employment screening legal and compliance laws.
While you may already be familiar with the legal and compliance issues in the employment and background screening industry, please accept these materials as reference resources. They are also located on our website www.accusource-online.com in the Resources area.
List of services with detailed descriptions
Sample Background Screening Report
Report Interpretation Document
Appendix A (Employment Credit Report sample)
Important information for Clients requesting Pre-Employment Credit Reports
Important information regarding User Obligations under the FCRA
Client Resources / Applicant Forms:
The appropriate Consent Form and/or Forms must be signed by all applicant’s prior to the onset of a background.
Consent Form – General
This form should be signed by each applicant prior to running the background check, unless the applicant is a resident of New Jersey or applying to work in New Jersey.
These two forms should be signed in place of the Consent Form – General when applicant is currently residing in New Jersey or applying to work in New Jersey. Be sure to have BOTH forms signed.
This form should be signed in addition to the “Consent Form – General” or the 2 New Jersey Forms when applicant is currently residing in New York or applying to work in New York.
California clients wanting to run credit
This authorization form needs to be signed in addition to the general consent when processing a credit check.
This form should be signed in addition to the consent form if an applicant is currently residing in the United States and has an International address history that you are running searches on.
Summary of Rights:
It is also best practice to provide your candidate the Summary of Rights document prior to running their background check
Information for consumers who believe they are a victim of identity theft
Pre-Adverse Action Sample Letter:
Before you reject a job application, reassign or terminate an employee, deny a promotion, or take any other adverse employment action based on information in a consumer report, you must give the applicant or employee a Pre-Adverse Notification with a consumer copy of the report and copy of A Summary of Rights under the FCRA
Adverse Action Sample Letter:
If you take an adverse action based on information in a consumer report, you must give the applicant or employee a notice of that fact – orally, in writing, or electronically.
Consent forms for alternate permissible purposes (students, volunteers, etc.) are available upon request.
**Note: If your company plans to utilize their own consent forms, please be sure they are compliant with employment screening policies/practices. As always, we note that we are not issuing an opinion that is legal in nature. The above information is general information only as it pertains to Background Screening and is not legal advice, expressed or implied. Consultation with legal counsel is recommended in all matters of employment law.**
We recommend that you pass this information along to any users who will be processing background screens.
Please contact our corporate office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 888-649-6272, should you have any questions.