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The Need for SAFE(R) (S. 2860/H.R. 2891) Banking Persists

The need for SAFE banking persists even with rescheduling cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).


RALEIGH, N.C., DATE – The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) has successfully demonstrated continued compliance with the Background Screening Organization Accreditation Program (BSOAP) and is recognized as BSCC-Accredited.

The Cyber Talent Gap – Source and Protect

In today’s world of cyber threats, finding creative solutions to source qualified people who secure and protect the IT environment is a must.


Growing Trends in Clean Slate Laws Automatic or Petition

Over the last 10 years, movement among states regarding the legalization of marijuana has continued to grow, including the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.

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Social Media Screening: What it is and Why You Should Be Doing It

The repercussions of hiring the wrong person—including the impact on team morale, company reputation and on client relationships—can be significant.


Updated Version of the Fair Credit Reporting Act Summary of Rights

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced an updated Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Summary of Rights for consumers.

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Launching Founding Membership of Policy-Cannabis Financial Industry Group

Coalition Represents Risk Management Services and Financial Institutions Serving Cannabis Related Businesses


Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. selected as High Times Top 100

Please join us in congratulating Scheril for being selected for the High Times 100—a celebration of the top market movers and culture creators in the cannabis space.

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Creative Services Is a Great Place to Work. What Does That Mean for You?

“Not all background checks are created equal”

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CSI Announces Partnership with PageUp

Creative Services, Inc. integrates seamlessly with PageUp to allow for a simplified and more efficient workflow.


The 2020 Mike Sankey PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award was Awarded to Judy Gootkind, CSI VP of Finance and Administration

In 2018, PBSA launched an award to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions made throughout his or her career which have served to advance excellence in the screening profession.


Attention NYC Employers! New Guidance Issued on Fair Chance Law

The New York City Fair Chance Act amendments go into effect on Thursday, July 29, 2021. This law expands protections available to job applicants, employees and independent contractors as well as licensing and credit applicants.  

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