You may have already noticed a new tab on the main menu above: "FCRA/Adverse Action." This is where we have consolidated our existing FCRA resources with several new ones. From this tab you can:
If you utilize ESS to handle your adverse action process, at the end of each day you will receive a daily report that will include a status of all your adverse action cases in progress. This will help with your timely notifications to us to either "Cancel" the process on a given applicant or to "Complete" the process by sending the applicant the final adverse action letter. It’s a great way to monitor everything that is going on so you can stay in compliance with federal law.
ESS is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®.) Specifically, we have demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program and are recognized as "BSCC–Accredited."
The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates whether a background screening organization has met or exceeded a measurable standard of competence.
This recognition is important because it stands as the industry "seal" representing a background screening organization's commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement.
To become accredited, ESS passed a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of our policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.
ESS is one of the founding members of the NAPBS and has been involved in its ongoing development over many years. Our President is a former Chairman of the Board of the NAPBS and was instrumental in implementing the accreditation process. Our Vice President of Operations and our Vice President of Marketing have been NAPBS committee members.