SCREENING SERVICES CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER
REGISTRY CHECK
DMV REPORTS CREDIT HISTORY REPORTS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER VALIDATION SUBSTANCE ABUSE TESTING EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION EDUCATION VERIFICATION WORKERS COMPENSATION HISTORY OIG MEDICARE / MEDICAID
FRAUD REPORTS
NURSE AIDE REGISTRY CERTIFICATION

Employment & Volunteer Screening Solutions

COUNTYWIDE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS A countywide criminal record search will provide details and the current disposition of any misdemeanor and felony conviction. Criminal records will be searched in the jurisdictions where the applicant currently resides, previous addresses and work address. We conduct an on-site visit to the respective county courthouse where an electronic docket search will be performed. The greater majority of our clients choose countywide criminal background searches because they are clearly the most accurate and timely way to obtain current criminal information. Price is per county and per name. *Access fees may apply in some counties.

Turnaround: Searches performed in most Illinois counties routinely receive a same day response, usually within a few hours from the time of the request. Response times for searches performed in other counties vary from 24 to 72 hours.

STATEWIDE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS Ferret is authorized to electronically submit Illinois statewide criminal record searches to the Bureau of Identification of the Illinois State Police. Misdemeanor and felony conviction information is available to us for employment screening and state required licensing. Searches performed in other states access various statewide databases for criminal history information. It is recommended that a county level search be performed to verify the accuracy of any criminal conviction discovered by this type of search.

Turnaround: Turnaround time is usually 24 to 72 hours, however lengthy delays can be caused when submitting a common name or if the applicant has a lengthy record.

NATIONAL CRIMINAL DATABASE SEARCH This service is offered in conjunction with county or state criminal record searches. It is a multi-jurisdictional database search and is best used as a mechanism to generate leads about where to conduct additional county or state searches, making it an excellent ancillary resource tool.

Turnaround: Same day.

FEDERAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS (DISTRICT) Federal cases tend to involve more serious crimes such as large drug cases, financial fraud, bank robbery, interstate crimes and kidnapping. Unlike searches performed at the county level, identifiers, such as dates of birth, are unavailable. This makes searches on common names extremely difficult, if not impossible. For this reason, we recommend that federal criminal background checks be performed whenever there is a large unexplained period of time in employment history.

Turnaround: Same day.

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NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CHECK This is a search of the national sex offender registry which includes individuals that have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor sex offense and are required to register in the state in which they reside.

Turnaround: Same day.

DMV REPORTS (DRIVING RECORDS) While some companies believe driving records should be used only if an applicant will be driving a company car, FDS believes motor vehicle information can expose important character issues. By searching an applicant's driving record we learn about suspended licenses, failures to appear in court and arrest warrants. In addition, offenses such as driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, may serve as a warning of potential substance abuse problems that can affect job performance. DMV reports are obtained from the issuing state of the license. This report gives you the driving record of the individual including DUI's and suspensions. Most State Department of Motor Vehicles will provide a driving history of three years for minor citations and five years for major citations.

Turnaround: 24 to 48 hours.

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CREDIT HISTORY REPORTS We highly recommend credit history reports for employees that can affect your company financially. The applicant's personal financial history with their creditors will be provided through a major credit reporting agency. This report includes complete consumer credit activity detailing overdue or slow accounts, charge-offs, collections, suits, tax liens, judgments and bankruptcies. The entire credit report will be provided for review and retention.

Turnaround: Immediate

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER VALIDATION This service helps to verify the applicants are who they say they are and it validates the state and year of issuance. It may also provide you with previous address information and names not supplied by the applicant. This additional information can be extremely helpful in determining the proper jurisdictions to search for criminal records.

Turnaround: Immediate

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WORKERS COMPENSATION HISTORY Workers compensation searches are highly recommended in manufacturing and production environments, or whenever physical activity such as lifting is part of the job requirement. This information enables employers to avoid placing employees in positions that may pose risk of re-injury and identify habitual claim filers. Workers Compensation history is a statewide search available in most states, but must be conducted post offer. The search identifies workers compensation claims against an applicant's past employers. Up to five cases will be reported and will include case numbers, locations, case status, dates of injury, body parts injured, type of injury, and all party information including lien claimants.

Turnaround: 24 To 48 hours in Illinois. Other states vary

EDUCATION CREDENTIAL VERIFICATION Education verification is recommended for managerial positions and for most professional positions. Statistics reveal that education is one of the things that applicants falsify most often. For college or university verification we will confirm the applicant's dates of attendance, graduation date and degree(s) earned. For high school or GED verification we will confirm the graduation date.

Turnaround: Varies by institution.

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EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION Every attempt will be made to verify dates of employment, position attained, salary information, reason for leaving and eligibility for rehire. We also offer Employment Verification "Plus" which is a customized verification package. Pricing for "Plus" is dictated by the number of screening questions that you require.

Turnaround: Depends on the accessibility of the employer.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TESTING Substance Abuse Testing is available in both a five-metabolite panel and a ten-metabolite panel. A five-metabolite panel tests for five drug groups consisting of Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiate and Phencyclidine. The ten-panel tests for the same five drug groups plus Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone and Propoxyphene.

Turnaround: 24 to 36 hours

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OIG MEDICARE/MEDICAID FRAUD REPORT Employers in health care should obtain an OIG Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Report. The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) excludes individuals listed in the Sanction database from working in Medicare, Medicaid and other Federal health care programs. FDS searches the Cumulative Sanction Report and Debarred Contractors List from the General Services Administration.

Turnaround: Immediate

NURSE AIDE REGISTRY CERTIFICATION Certification will be validated through the respective Department of Public Health. Any record of abuse, neglect or theft, as indicated by that department, will be reported. When available, we will also indicate the date and results of the last recorded criminal background check.

Turnaround: Immediate

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