Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation Achieved by USAFact
NAPBS Announces that USAFact, Inc has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program.
RALEIGH, N.C., 11/8/17 — The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that USAFact, Inc has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.
“USAFact has been in business for over 40 years. In that time, we’ve seen a lot change in the background industry. We watched the NAPBS form to fill a much-needed role in our industry many years ago and we’ve watched it grow into the professional, capable and impressive organization that it is today. We’ve been members of the NAPBS for many years, but achieving accreditation is a new milestone for us; one we’re very proud of.” – Daniel Doherty, Chief Operations Officer for USAFact
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
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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 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 700 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[MS1] .
Founded in 1975 under the name Employee Management Services, USAFact has helped shape and grow the background screening industry through its 40+ years in the business. USAFact blends the latest technologies and cutting-edge resources with tried and true experience and compliance knowledge. To find out more about USAFact, or their latest mobile development SwitfHire, please visit www.usafact.com .