Contact: Elizabeth Fairchild FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 15, 2011 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Accurate Background has successfully proven compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC Accredited.
This recognition represents a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
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 believed that there is a strong need for a singular cohesive industry standard and therefore created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard composed of requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is positioned to become a widely recognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies).
“In the background screening industry, it is imperative that the information provided is accurate, timely, and compliant with all applicable regulations,” says Aaron Charbonnet, senior vice president of Client Development for Accurate Background. “Our entire team takes pride in the quality of our information to ensure the most reliable and compliant data is provided to our clients as they make hiring decisions. This accreditation reflects our dedication to the development of carefully constructed policies and procedures, efficient technology platforms, and detailed compliance education.”
The NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that will ensure 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.
“The BSAAP is the industry’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability,” says Stevie Hughes Kernick, executive director of NAPBS. “Developed and sustained by background screening professionals, the BSAAP reflects, reinforces, and promotes best practices, institutional ethics, and the highest standards of background screening operations.”
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About Accurate Background
Accurate Background, a nationwide company based in Lake Forest, Calif., is a technology leader in the background screening field. They continue to be at the forefront in their industry, offering innovative background check and security research products to organizations nationwide and globally. Through expert leadership and a commitment to quality information, they have illustrated their ability to meet the needs of their clients in employment screening, vendor certification and fraud prevention. They are HR-XML Certified and recently launched AccurateNow, a background screening solution for small to midsize businesses. For more information about Accurate Background and its products, call 800.784.3911 or visit their web site at AccurateBackground.com.