Creative Services, Inc. - Solutions - Corporate Screening

Corporate Screening

CSI is a full solutions background screening provider, offering pre-hire, hire and post-hire services.  Our use of cutting-edge background screening and candidate selection tools, coupled with our rigorous applicant validation processes, provide our corporate clients with peace of mind at each step in the hiring process. 

To learn more about our services, select from the categories below:

"CSI took the time to explain exactly what we were getting and made sure we understood all our options.         They developed a customized package based upon our needs and best practices for our industry.  I would recommend CSI to any business that values the information received in their background checks."

-Kristene McLaughlin, Human Resources,          Culbert Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

 

Employment Screening

 

Employment Screening Services Explained

 

  • Address Verification

    Residence(s) will be verified through means such as a social security trace, employers, character references, credit record, landlords, neighbors, tax assessors and computer databases.

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  • American Board of Medical Specialties

    The ABMS is a database of physician board certification information on more than 700,000 specialty physicians representing 36 medical specialties and 88 subspecialties. This information is primarily sourced from recognized medical specialty boards, not self-reported by physicians, and is fully recognized by healthcare accreditation organizations for credentialing purposes.

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  • Civil History - County

    Involvement as either a plaintiff or defendant in a civil suit will be researched through county and/or federal courthouses in the applicant’s county jurisdiction.  Civil suits at the county level encompass such matters as small claims disputes, breach of contract and real estate foreclosures, and at the federal level, constitutional issues and bankruptcy records.

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  • Civil History - Federal

    Involvement as either a plaintiff or defendant in a civil suit will be researched through county and/or federal courthouses in the applicant’s federal jurisdiction.  Civil suits at the county level encompass such matters as small claims disputes, breach of contract and real estate foreclosures, and at the federal level, constitutional issues and bankruptcy records.

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  • Commercial Driver License Search

    Mandated by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA) of 1986, Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) supports the issuance of commercial driver licenses (CDLs) by the jurisdictions, and assists jurisdictions in meeting the goals of the basic tenet “that each driver, nationwide, have only one driver license and one record” through the cooperative exchange of commercial driver information between jurisdictions.

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  • Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV)

    This search will verify whether a name and social security number (SSN) combination match the data in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) records. The SSN and name is matched against the SSA’s master SSN file. If applicable, we will report a death indicator when the search reflects that the SSN holder is deceased.

    Important Distinction between CBSV and Social Security Trace:

    The Social Security Trace is commonly used during a background check and is designed to surface intelligence information by providing additional addresses and/or alias names associated with the provided Social Security Number.  Social Security Trace products do not verify the Social Security Number against Social Security Administration’s Master File of Social Security Numbers (SSNs). 

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  • Credit History

    Credit reports will be obtained from one or more of the major credit bureaus.  These reports identify trade accounts, credit limits, balances, payment history, collection accounts, bankruptcies and tax liens.  They also may provide additional verification and/or identify discrepancies with regard to the applicant’s name, address, social security number and employment history.  End User site inspection is required prior to obtaining credit report.

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  • Criminal History – Statewide or County

    Criminal records will be researched in the applicant’s jurisdiction.  Records may be researched through statewide repositories, county/superior courts and/or lower/district/municipal courts.  We will conduct the most comprehensive, timely and cost-effective criminal history search based on the information provided and our thorough knowledge of jurisdictional variables.

    Generally, a statewide criminal record search will be made in states where a central repository is accessible and results are available within three (3) days.  Alternately, a county criminal record search will be conducted and may be supplemented by an additional search of lower, district or municipal court records.  (Certain jurisdictions incur additional fees.)  These searches generally reveal warrants, pending cases, and felony and misdemeanor convictions.

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  • Criminal History - Federal

    Federal criminal records will be researched through the U.S. District Court in the applicant’s federal jurisdiction.  This search generally reveals warrants, pending cases and convictions based on federal law, which are distinct from state and county violations.  The search will include any AKAs/aliases provided or developed through our investigation.

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  • Criminal History – International

    Criminal Record History Checks overseas are generally performed at the national criminal register level, the district, city police or court levels based on a the country and the availability of information. We will conduct the most comprehensive, timely and cost-effective criminal history search based on the information provided and our thorough knowledge of jurisdictional variables. In certain cases where a country does not release information to third parties, we will conduct a WorldWatch Search.

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  • Drug and Alcohol Screening

    Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing, our professional third party drug and alcohol screening administrator provides the most accurate and defensible screening program available in compliance with state and federal laws, reducing the client’s liability through objective administration and review.  Supplied with a chain of custody form, an applicant/donor is directed to a local collection site for specimen collection.  The specimen is remitted to the laboratory, which tests the specimen and reports the results to a Medical Review Officer (MRO) who reviews and verifies the results.

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  • Education Verification

    The highest degree (including high school diploma or GED) earned by an applicant and dates of attendance will be verified through the issuing educational institution or appropriate academic verification clearing house.

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  • Electronic Form I-9/Employment Verification Program

    Through our proprietary software integration with the federal government’s Employment Verification Program (E-Verify), we conduct automated Form I-9 legal “right to work” verifications for employers. Using the specific information contained on the Form I-9, we electronically verify the accuracy of Social Security Numbers, Immigration “A” numbers, and I-94 arrival/departure numbers and provide a DHS-issued unique verification number, which should be attached to the employee’s original Form I-9.

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  • Employment Verification

    Employment listed on the applicant’s employment application and/or resume will be verified through the respective employers.  While most human resources departments will verify dates and position, we will attempt to obtain more detailed information, including eligibility for rehire, reason for leaving, job performance and salary, and when possible, speak to former supervisors and/or co-workers.

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  • Employment Verification (Regulated)

    There are specific requirements for employee screening in select industries regulated by such federal government agencies as the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), encompassing positions in transportation, healthcare, education, financial services and the nuclear industry. Such screening typically includes a combination of specified Background Screening Components alone or in conjunction with Specialized Background Screening Components, which require explicit access authorization.

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  • FACIS (Fraud and Abuse Control Information System)

    The FACIS is a comprehensive database of individuals or entities sanctioned in the healthcare field. This search combines information from the General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), disciplinary actions taken by licensing and certification agencies, and sanctions/disciplinary action administered by federal agencies.

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  • FCRA Administration

    CSI can manage the administrative functions of the FCRA process in accordance with the FCRA and state laws.  CSI will direct a Preliminary Adverse Action letter to those applicants who do not meet hiring, retention or promotional criteria.  As mandated by the FCRA, CSI will also send a final Adverse Action letter upon the five-day expiration from the Preliminary Action letter. 

    In addition and as required under the FCRA, between the preliminary and final notice, CSI will conduct all re-investigations required in the case of applicant dispute.

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  • FIRREA (Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act) Restriction List

    In compliance with Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, (12 U.S.C. 1829)/ Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), a search will be made of five federal banking agency databases to determine if the applicant has a record of removal, suspension or prohibition from participating in the conduct of affairs with a depository institution insured by the FDIC. The five federal banking agency databases are: FDIC(Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), FRB(Federal Reserve Board), NCUA(National Credit Union Administration), OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) and OTS(Office of Thrift Supervision).

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  • General Services Administration (GSA) List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs

    This list Identifies parties excluded from receiving federal contracts or subcontracts as well as parties excluded from receiving certain types of federal financial and non-financial assistance or benefits.

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  • IRS Income Verification

    This verification is used when either an applicant is self-employed or an applicant’s previous employers are unreachable for employment verification.

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  • Medical Malpractice Search (Healthcare)

    A search is conducted through the applicant’s current and previous liability insurance carriers for any malpractice claim information.

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  • Military History

    Verification of period and character of military service will be provided through request and receipt of a DD214 Form from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) and/or through contact with the veteran’s last duty station.

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  • Motor Vehicle Driving Record

    This report will be obtained through the motor vehicle division of the state in which the applicant is licensed, and provides information relating to license class, restrictions, status and expiration date, violations, revocations, suspensions, accidents and insurance cancellations.

    • (Annual Motor Vehicle Driving Record)

      An Annual Motor Vehicle Driving Record check can also be conducted and is recommended for employees who operate company vehicles or drive a vehicle as part of their work function.

    • (International Motor Vehicle Driving Record)

      This report is obtained from the country of residence and provides information relating to license class, restrictions, status and expiration date and violations. MVR records from some countries are not obtainable. A full list of countries with obtainable MVR records is available upon request.

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  • National Criminal Record Locator

    A search is conducted utilizing the applicant’s name and date of birth. This search accesses a repository of millions of criminal records obtained from county and state courts in a majority of the states, as well as the Department of Corrections and State repositories. It is not a comprehensive nationwide search, should not be the sole basis for an employment decision, and should always be used in conjunction with other criminal history search components.

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  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)

    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. A search is made of OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.

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  • Office of Inspector General (OIG) List of Excluded Individuals

    The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) maintains a database of individuals and entities that are excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and other Federal Healthcare Programs.

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  • Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)

    The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) is a screening tool that allows motor carriers and individual drivers to purchase driving records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Records are available for 24 hours a day via the PSP web site.

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  • Professional Licensing

    Confirmation of all professional licenses and/or certifications, as well as disciplinary history, will be obtained through the appropriate state licensing authorities.

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  • Professional References

    Each provided reference will be interviewed to supply character information and act as additional source of verification of certain information.

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  • Restricted Parties List

    A search is made of multiple National and International restriction lists, including but not limited to the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN), DEA Most Wanted Fugitives, GSA Excluded Parties List, U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted, U.S. Secret Service Most Wanted Fugitives, U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) Most Wanted Fugitives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Most Wanted Fugitives, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Wanted Fugitive Criminal Aliens, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Most Wanted Human Smugglers, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Most Wanted, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Most Wanted, Politically Exposed Persons List, Foreign Agent Registrations List, United Nations Consolidation Sanctions List, Bank of England Financial Sanctions List, World Bank List of Ineligible Firms, INTERPOL Most Wanted List, European Union Terrorist List, OSFI Canada List of Financial Sanctions, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Most Wanted, Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade List, Russian Federal Fugitives, Scotland Yard’s Most Wanted, and the World’s Most Wanted Fugitives.

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  • Sex Offender Registry Search — National

    This service is a nationwide search of highest risk registered sex offenders in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Individuals convicted of such crimes as sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual conduct, luring or enticing, and kidnapping, or who have been found to be repetitive and compulsive by experts and the courts are required to register with their state authorities.  Specific registration requirements are dictated by state laws and are based on dates of offense, sentence and/or release from custody.

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  • Sex Offender Registry — State

    Most states maintain a sex offender database that is available as a source of public record.  Individuals convicted of such crimes as sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual conduct, luring or enticing, and kidnapping, or who have been found to be repetitive and compulsive by experts and the courts are required to register with their state authorities.  Specific registration requirements are dictated by state laws and are based on dates of offense, sentence and/or release from custody.  Consistent with the scope of the Criminal History Search, a search will be conducted in the applicant’s name, in the state(s) of the applicant’s residence, if a statewide repository is maintained and accessible as public record.

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  • Social Security Trace

    This search reveals all names and addresses historically associated with the applicant’s provided number (along with the date and state of issue) and verifies if the number is currently valid and logical or associated with a deceased entity.  This search may also reveal the use of multiple social security numbers, AKAs/aliases, and additional employment information that can then be used to determine the parameters of other aspects of the background investigation.

    Important Distinction between CBSV and Social Security Trace:

    The Social Security Trace is commonly used during a background check and is designed to surface intelligence information by providing additional addresses and/or alias names associated with the provided Social Security Number.  Social Security Trace products do not verify the Social Security Number against Social Security Administration’s Master File of Social Security Numbers (SSNs). 

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  • State Required Consumer Letters

    CSI will administer Consumer Letters to subjects in accordance with individual state law(s).

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  • WorldWatch™ Search

    This search consists of global regulatory authorities checks, global compliance checks, financial crime investigative database search, U.S, European, and politically exposed persons (PEP) database search, money laundering, corporate scandals and terrorist financing database search, stolen passport database search, foreign press search (translated into English).

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