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Background Information Services, Inc. is thankful to all our clients that have been with us for 25 years!

Background Information Services, Inc. (BIS) is proud to be serving the Background Screening Industry for a quarter of a century.

BIS partnered with the State of Colorado to pioneer Colorado Court records online web access back in 1989 which led BIS to be noted as one of the first companies to offer Criminal and Civil records. BIS quickly grew our services by listening to our client’s needs which launched us into the pre-employment and background screening industry.

BIS’ strong core values have ensured our clients to trust our reporting each and every time! Receiving quality data that everyone can stand behind, in a fast manner over secure online environment, is one of the reasons clients continue to feel save with BIS. Our client care encourages clients to lean on us for knowledge to assist in compliance and help mitigate any risk that may come from new and old regulations.

BIS is committed to having staff be active on boards and committees in National Association of Professional Background Screeners and Society of Human Resource Management to ensure our knowledge stays current. Many of BIS’ staff has been with us for over 15 years.

BIS has once again brought new innovation to our clients with our recent release of Client Access Reporting Engine (CARE) Software. Our CARE system is bringing new levels of client care, customized applicant portals, faster reporting and greater quality control.


Background Information Services, Inc. is where Integrity and screening meet!

 

BIS Total Program Solutions - Education Institutions

Ensuring a safe environment in the educational setting is critical. Background screening programs for this sector are particularly vital as employees and volunteers come into contact with a vulnerable segment of our population. BIS' recommended searches for this sector ensure that a thorough background screening is performed for all faculty, staff members and volunteers. BIS has the experience and knowledge to meet the needs of institutional organizations at all levels.

Education Services

Employment Eligibility Verification
Confirming the identity and work eligibility status of your applicant is an essential step in the screening process. BIS can confirm that your applicant is eligible to work in the United States. This search is conducted through the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. DHS provides a confirmation number for each transaction, which serves as affirmation that the search was conducted.

Address History
BIS' Address Search is a first-step due diligence confirmation that the background check is being conducted in the appropriate places. BIS' Address Search also provides a search of the Death Master Index, which confirms that the SSN provided does not belong to a deceased person. This search also provides an SSN Validation. The SSN Validation confirms that the number is a validly issued number as well as the date and state of issue.

Criminal History
A criminal history is a critical search in the screening of individuals working in an educational setting. BIS recommends a search of the courts where the individual has resided, worked and attended school within a timeframe of at least 7 years.

Credential Verifications
Verifying that your applicant possesses the credentials they purport to hold is another crucial step in the screening process. BIS can confirm licensing, certification and membership/participation in professional organizations. BIS possesses an internal call center staffed with personnel who are routinely provide services in this capacity. BIS never outsources credential verifications, which ensure that our high standards are met and that results are turned around quickly.

Education Verification
The education verification goes hand in hand with BIS' credentialing program. BIS recommends verification of an individual's educational history, particularly if it directly relates to the position for which they are applying.

National Security Source Searches
The current climate of our country dictates national security sources have a place in every screening program. BIS' search provides 14 national security source databases. These include OFAC's SDN List (commonly referred to as the "Terrorist Database", Interpol Most Wanted, FBI Most Wanted, Fugitive List, Debarred Parties List and many others.

National Sex Offender Search
BIS' National Sex Offender Search provides a 50 state search of registered sex offenders as provided at a state level. BIS can also conduct local level searches.

Substance Abuse Testing
Substance abuse testing has an important place in this sector's screening program. Depending on the position and access to medications, BIS recommends a pre-employment screening test as well as a random and post incident/accident components.

 
 

Program Applicability

  • Recommended for employees, volunteers, coaches, bus drivers and any individual who may come into contact with children.
  • BIS recognizes that educational institutions are mandated by statute to have a fingerprint check processed through the NCIC for most positions. BIS can provide countless examples of situations where the NCIC search has missed cases that would have deemed an individual as not suitable for hire. The NCIC database was not intended to be a comprehensive search for the purposes of pre-employment screening.
 
 
 

Did You Know?

More than 58 federal agencies and all 50 states Medicaid agencies have the authority to issue sanctions and exclusions?

Businesses that hire individuals who have been sanctioned or excluded risk monetary penalties and may jeopardize future ability to be reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

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Background Information Services, Inc. (BIS) is a consumer reporting agency. It is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (“FCRA”) to maintain the confidentiality of all consumer information.

BIS obtains information on an individual consumer only upon the request of a user who has a permissible purpose under the FCRA to request information on that consumer in order to provide consumer reports. The FCRA requires a user for employment purposes to certify to us that it has a permissible purpose for the report and has obtained the written consent of the consumer to request information before we can supply the requested information. The user must submit to reasonable audits by us to confirm that it is, in fact, obtaining such consents. All users must certify that they have a permissible purpose to request a report such as credit, insurance, and renting an apartment. Our customers agree to keep your information confidential and secure.

BIS does not maintain a database of consumer information.

Personal Information Disclosure, United States or overseas. We do not send consumer information outside of the United States or its territories for any purpose other than to deliver a report to an end user. Of course, if information is sought from outside of the United States, the information is gathered in that country and then transmitted to us here in the United States where it is treated as any other consumer information.

Any information gathered on any consumer may only be provided to the user authorized by the consumer or permitted by the FCRA or similar state law to receive the information. We cannot and do not share, sell or distribute consumer information with or to any third party other than the requesting party thereof. Any consumer, upon proper identification, has the right under the FCRA to request us to furnish to the consumer any and all information we may have on that consumer. The consumer has the right to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the consumer’s file. However, we may be required, upon receipt of a court order to release the information in civil litigation, or as otherwise required by law, to disclose information regarding a consumer to law enforcement agencies.

If you have any questions regarding our policy, you may contact us at:

     Email: service@bisi.com

     Telephone: 800-433-6010

     Mailing Address: Background Information Services, Inc.
                             1800 30th Street Suite #204
                             Boulder, CO 80301

Other privacy initiatives and procedures include, but are not limited to:
  ● Access to confidential consumer information is limited within BIS to those who have a need to know the information: obtaining and transmitting
    information on the consumer or those dealing with a consumer request for information or consumer disputes.
  ● Access to BIS’ computer terminals, file cabinets, fax machines, trash bins, desktops, etc. are secure from unauthorized access.
  ● BIS maintains a secure network to safeguard consumer information from internal and external threat.
  ● Any backup data is maintained in an encrypted form.
  ● BIS maintains records on each request for information and identifies each user who requested information on a consumer.
  ● Employees are prohibited from “browsing” files or databases without a business justification.
  ● Destruction of consumer information follows the Federal Trade Commission’s requirements that the information be unreadable upon disposal.