All Multi State Criminal record “hits” are verified with a Statewide or County level search. Additional court fees may apply
Statewide Criminal Record Searches broaden the geographic coverage limits of County Criminal Record Checks. They extend the geographical area being searched for potential criminal history records from the county level to the state level. They are an excellent research tool since they cast a wider net for possible criminal records.
Per Megan’s Law, sexual offenders must register when they move. There are currently more than 386,000 registered sex offenders nationwide. The Multi-State Sexual offender Search provides a search of all State Sex Offender Registries for States that release this information.
SappHire conducts both personal and professional reference verifications. Our industry standard questions can be used or you can customize reference questions to fit your specific company requirements. References are important for affirming applicant’s claims of dependability, integrity and character through contact with business and personal references.
SappHire Reference and Verification Department conducts professional license and certification verifications. Our reports reveal the validity of applicants’ professional licenses, date of issue, renewal and expiration dates, current status and any disciplinary action.
In September of 1999 the DHHS Office of Inspector General released a Special Advisory Bulletin concerning “The Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs”. This document provided a more detailed explanation of when services rendered by an excluded provider are not reimbursable. Within the Bulletin it was made clear that not only were federal funds not to be used for individuals and entities directly involved with patient care, but that Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) could be imposed for using federal funds for excluded providers that were indirectly involved in patient care. In addition, “no federal program payment may be made to cover an excluded individual’s salary, expenses or fringe benefits, regardless of whether they provide direct patient care.” It is extremely important for organizations to be aware of excluded providers among hires and contractors due to potential CMPs as well as the possibility of the organization being excluded from participation in federal healthcare programs. However, as has often been reported in the media in the last year, there are other providers who have been the subject of adverse actions not taken by the federal government but by state licensing agencies. This second category of adverse actions could cause an organization to suffer monetary penalties as well, not necessarily from the government, but from civil suits and public relations problems. The Healthcare Sanctions Report helps to identify providers reported by both types of agencies, state and federal, therefore substantially decreasing an organization’s risk of government sanctions and/or monetary penalties from civil suits.Â This report conducts a search of the sanction information as taken by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the General Services Administration (GSA) and other federal agencies. Disciplinary action information is reported from all 50 States.
Search of federal district courts for convictions of crimes that occurred on federal property and convictions of federal laws such as tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, drug trafficking, immigration law violations and postal offenses. Records provide a criminal history from the date of disposition, parole or release from imprisonment. Searches are run by state.
Past Employment Verification is recommended for all employees. It is approximated that 40% of all resumes and employment applications contain falsified information. The in-house Reference and Verification Department at U.S. Information Search offers verification of the employer’s name, applicant’s title, and dates of employment. If the company will answer additional questions, we ask the following questions and ask for a rating of from 1-10: How was the employee’s attendance? Are they eligible for re-hire? Do they work well with others? How are the employee’s work habits? How are the employee’s written and verbal communication skills? Was there any disciplinary action taken against the employee? Overall performance? What was the reason for leaving the company? Any other comments?
Statistics reveal that education is one of the things that applicants falsify most often on employment applications. SappHire generally verifies college degrees, unless clients ask that we verify high school also or “highest degree” earned. SappHire Education Verification will report the applicant’s dates of attendance, graduation date and degree earned. Some educational institutions will report GPA.
SappHire typically recommends a 10 Panel Drug Screen which screens for the following substances:
We provide coded forms that will be taken by your subject to any of 2200 collection centers nationwide. A urine sample is provided and results are returned in about 2 business days.
Electronic Chain of Custody with online donor scheduling is also available and can be reviewed in more detail with your account representative.
5 Panel Drug Screening screens for the following substances:
While some companies believe that driving records should be used only if an applicant will be driving a company car, crimes are not isolated to where we live and work. SappHire believes motor vehicle information exposes 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, drug and alcohol-related driving offenses, such as driving under the influence and possession of drugs serve as a warning of potential substance abuse problems that may affect job performance. These reports are now available in most states instantaneously. Manual MVR typically take 4-48 hours, depending on the state. Three states require specific state forms to be filled out and signed by the applicant prior to the request. Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Washington require pre-authorization from the applicant before a report can be obtained. Please note that California Motor Vehicle Department requires that reports may only be ordered within other searches. Contact a SappHire representative for more information. *plus Motor Vehicle State Access Fee.
Urine Drug Screen with the same panel selection as the 10 panel plus the addition of Alcohol testing on the sample. The additional Alcohol panel is ideal for post accident, reasonable suspicion and post offer hiring situations.