The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) has successfully demonstrated continued compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and is recognized as BSCC-Accredited.
Alan T. Sklar, President of CSI, said, “We maintain a strong commitment to best practices and innovative solutions that pave the way for our clients’ productive, safe hiring practices. We are proud to promote high standards through the NAPBS accreditation and other industry certifications. This is what makes CSI such a leader in the industry!”
Judy Gootkind, Vice President of Finance and Administration at CSI, added, “I am honored to have worked on a team with dedicated colleagues who strive for excellence and achieve it. We are committed to providing high quality, compliant services to our end-user clients. I am thankful for the NAPBS accreditation program which has recognized our ability, and I am proud to work for CSI.”
Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.
Since its inception, NAPBS has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is becoming a widely recognized seal of achievement that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry “seal,” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.
Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at http://www.napbs.com.
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 800 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.
About Creative Services, Inc.
Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) is a full-service employment screening, background investigations and security consulting company. Established in 1976, CSI provides comprehensive screening solutions, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence investigations, and security consulting to regulated and non-regulated industries. By combining advanced technologies with superior investigative, interviewing and analytical skills, CSI identifies areas of vulnerability and establishes customized strategies that mitigate risk, improve workplace safety and achieve regulatory compliance. CSI has held the distinction of being accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) since 2012. For more information, please visit www.creativeservices.com.