Employment Screening Services for Any Circumstance
At AccuSource, our goal is to provide clients with programs and processes specific to their unique and individual needs. Our commitment to concierge-level service extends to providing specialized options to address screening needs common to specific worker populations.
Our Specialty Programs include Contingent Labor Screening, Vendor Screening, Student Screening, Volunteer Screening, and Form I-9 & E-Verify services.
Contingent Labor Screening
Contingent or temporary staff often afford employers the flexibility to increase or decrease their workforce quickly and efficiently to meet rapidly changing labor needs. However, challenges often arise when attempting to ensure contingent workers meet the same quality and security standards as full-time staff. AccuSource provides organizations with fully-managed contingent labor screening programs. Our programs include standardized, preferred pricing schedules to ensure all staffing suppliers are afforded the same rates for program services, regardless of processing volume. Additionally, each screening request processed is reviewed by AccuSource’s quality and compliance teams to ensure it complies with client-defined requirements and standards. Our team will also provide training for vendor staff to promote ease of use and, ultimately, better compliance. Finally, AccuSource’s experienced technical support team can integrate with your Vendor Management Software (VMS) to further simplify the screening process for staffing suppliers.
As a security-minded, safety-cautious employer, you maintain quality background and drug screening programs for your workforce. But, how can you ensure the employees of vendors working on your business sites also meet the same standards? Ensure compliance and quality standards throughout your organization with AccuSource’s Vendor Screening services. Through our monitoring programs, employers can select screening requirements for their individual vendors. AccuSource establishes direct billing accounts for each vendor which include preferred program pricing, and reviews each screen processed for compliance with program requirements.
Whether screening for general matriculation, graduate externships, or student athletic purposes, AccuSource’s extensive range of background and drug screening services ensures universities and schools can meet all of their varied program needs with a single source provider. AccuSource offers both domestic and international background screening services as well as a wide range of drug screening and occupational medical services, including physicals, vaccinations, and antibody titers, all from our easy-to-use, web-based platform. Additionally, students can easily pay for their required services directly, further minimizing labor for admissions staff.
Unpaid, volunteer labor often presents the same risks to non-profit organizations and the populations they serve as financially compensated staff. The risks can often be greater due to the frequent exposure to children, elderly, or other at-risk persons volunteer roles commonly support. However, due to budget concerns and lack of funding, screening programs for volunteer workers are limited. AccuSource affords a full-suite of cost-effective services to help charitable organizations protect both their reputations and the populations they serve.
Employment Eligibility Verification (e-Verify)
AccuSource’s platform affords the most efficient methods of complying with the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act, enabling employers to easily confirm the legal right to work status of newly hired employees. The Immigration Reform and Control Act mandates U.S. employers verify the employment eligibility status of newly hired employees and makes it unlawful for employers to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers.
Electronic Form I-9
Utilizing AccuSource’s electronic Form I-9 platform streamlines processing and management of Form I-9 documents, increasing compliance with federal regulations and minimizing errors which could lead to costly fines during audits. Numerous organizational benefits may be gained from moving traditional paper-based Form I-9 process to an automated, secure and efficient electronic solution. Features include notifications to facilitate completion of Form I-9 documents and Form I-9 maintenance alerts for expiring work documents and e-signature functionality.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Form I-9 and e-Verify?
Form I-9, officially the Employment Eligibility Verification, is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services form. Mandated by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, it is used to verify the identity and legal authorization to work of all paid employees in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States.
E-Verify is a United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees, both U.S. or foreign citizens, to work in the United States.
E-Verify was originally established in 1996 as the Basic Pilot Program to prevent illegal immigrants and other people who have violated immigration laws from obtaining employment illegally in the United States. In August 2007, DHS started by requiring all federal contractors and vendors to use E-Verify. The Internet-based program is free and maintained by the United States government. Use of E-Verify at the state level varies; some states have mandated use of E-Verify or similar programs, while others have discouraged the program.
E-Verify compares information from an employee’s Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 to data from U.S. government records. If the information matches, that employee is eligible to work in the United States. If there is a mismatch, E-Verify alerts the employer and the employee is allowed to work while he or she resolves the problem; they must contact the appropriate agency to resolve the mismatch within eight federal government workdays from the referral date.
What information is required to run a background check on an employment candidate?
The scope of employment background screens can vary widely from employer to employer. Even the type of position sought and employer’s industry can impact the breadth of the screening components contained in a specific screening request. The types of services or products contained in each background screening request has a significant bearing on the types of information required to facilitate research.
In standard criminal history background screen, most Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) begin with a social security trace (SST) or address locator search to identify any previous addresses or alias names associated with the applicant. The applicant’s social security number (SSN) is generally required to conduct this type of search. Additionally, applicants are asked to provide their full legal name, date of birth and at least 7 years of address history. The address history (both developed by the SST and applicant-provided) aids in determining the courts searched for potential criminal records. Most criminal records are indexed by the defendant’s name and date of birth. Once a potential record match is located, additional information is sometimes required to confirm the record match.
Employers often request additional services to meet their specific screening needs. These services commonly include verification of employment and education history, verification of professional licenses, personal and professional references, and driving records. Each type of search has its own set of search data required to ensure a quality result. No two employers are completely alike in their program needs and organizational requisites are ever-evolving. For more information on AccuSource’s individualized screening services or an analysis of optimization opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is AccuSource a member of trade associations or professional groups?
AccuSource is a member of several trade organizations. We are a founding member and are accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). We also are active members of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the American Staffing Association (ASA), and the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). As a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), AccuSource is a certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the California Public Utilities Commission Supplier’s Clearinghouse.
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