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With trends in the workplace, such as quiet quitting, the Great Resignation, and even quiet hiring, the use of a contracted workforce can drive your business growth and provide the flexibility you might need during a down economy. Contractors have their pros and cons, including increased exposure to financial, safety, and reputation risks. Comprehensive vendor and contractor background screening has a measurable return on investment, including a reduction in workplace violence, theft, and contractor fraud. In addition, many organizations have used contractor screening to help standardize compliance associated with the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) and other regulatory considerations—and to improve the overall quality of their contractors and vendors.
S2Verify Vendor Screening is a customized, web-based management tool that provides you 24/7 access to a series of comprehensive screens to verify the profile of a business and its employees against a pre-defined rules engine to determine compliance. Vendors are self-enrolled via an easy-to-navigate implementation wizard. Key demographics on employees and the business are entered for verification and an automated workflow provides you with an easy-to-read compliance dashboard to ensure compliance. Flexible billing gives you the option to absorb the screening costs or require contractors to pay for the cost of screening prior to being engaged.
S2Verify uses the significant expertise and experience of its management team along with its business partners, to deliver high-quality vendor and contractor screening solutions. To meet your specific vendor compliance requirements, we conduct in-depth information gathering before developing customized business rules and information delivery processes. Ultimately, the S2Verify Vendor Credentialing platform becomes a secure “information exchange” that enables you to efficiently and effectively credential your contracted global workforce.
Past Address History / Social Security Number Trace
This search is used to provide an applicant’s previous address history as well as potential aliases. Public record searches may also verify aspects of the Social Security Number, like the state of issue and date range of issue. This search is not a Social Security Number verification.
National Criminal File Search
This search instantly gathers data from local, state, and federal repositories comprised of 500 million+ records. The Sex Offender Registry and government watch lists are included in this search. S2Verify’s adjudication staff reviews every hit for accuracy as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The National Criminal Search is an effective start, but it is not a comprehensive search of every criminal jurisdiction in the United States. S2Verify recommends using this search in conjunction with county or statewide searches.
Sex Offender Criminal Search
Intended for use if the Sex Offender Registry is the ONLY required search.
Government Watch and Debarment Lists
This screening searches lists of individuals or companies associated with terrorist activity. The screening includes the following lists: denied, debarred, sanctioned, most wanted, fugitive, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Debarment List, and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Exclusion list.
County Criminal / Other Public Records Search
County Criminal reports contain information regarding felony and misdemeanor convictions, arrests, and/or pending cases. S2Verify has county-level access to all district and circuit courts in the United States. Our researchers use online access, robotic extraction, and runners to obtain physical courthouse documents. Completed reports typically include the offense date, nature of the offense, sentencing date, disposition, and status.
Statewide Criminal / Other Public Records Search
This screening searches for states that provide online access to conviction records. The purpose of this screening is to identify records in one or more counties within a state. Not all state records are comprehensive, and S2Verify can assist.
Federal Criminal / Other Public Records Search
Federal violations usually do not appear in county, state, or national criminal checks. Crimes prosecuted federally include kidnapping, drug trafficking, bank robbery, embezzlement, counterfeiting, and other “white collar” crimes. Crimes involving the crossing of state borders are also included. The report typically includes the offense date, nature of the offense, sentencing date, disposition, and status.
Driving Records Search / Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
This search is necessary for all applicants that will operate a motor vehicle, including a company car or forklift. The search provides the record history within the state of the applicant’s driver’s license. Depending on the state, the average history available is three to seven years. (Court fees may apply.)
References are checked via electronic verification resources. When these resources are not available, S2Verify contacts the applicant’s previous employer. S2Verify works with each client to develop legally approved scripts for the calls and establish specific service levels regarding call attempts and timeframes. Turnaround depends on the ability to reach the correct contact at each workplace.
This screening can validate a degree or GED earned from an accredited institution. Further information on accreditation may be viewed at the U.S. Department of Education website. S2Verify will access electronic verification resources or contact institutions to confirm dates of attendance and degree earned. S2Verify works with each client to develop legally approved scripts for the calls and establish specific service levels regarding call attempts and timeframes.
Turnaround depends on the ability to reach the correct contact at each institution.
Credit report obtained for employment purposes.