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Background Information Services, Inc.

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!


Social Security Number Search

A Social Security Number search is customarily the first search conducted in the screening process. Background Information Services, Inc. offers several different types of social security number searches. These searches may be combined to achieve the deepest level of verification necessary.

Address Search
This search uses the Social Security Number to determine all names and addresses that have been used by a given social security number. BIS' Address Search is a product of a database search which is comprised of over 1200 reporting sources. The search is conducted with a name and social security number. BIS recommends this search in lieu of the SSN Trace due to the depth of information.

Social Security Number Trace
This search uses the Social Security Number to determine all names that have been used apply for credit and the addresses provided at the time the credit report was run for any given social security number.

Social Security Number Validation
An SSN Validation is used to determining if a social security number is validly issued. This search returns the year(s) and state of issue for the SSN provided. It does not verify ownership.

Social Security Number Verification
An SSN Verification will confirm ownership of a given social security number based on name, date of birth and social security number. This search is processed through the Social Security Administration (SSA) and can only be performed once the individual is hired; it cannot be used as a pre-screening tool.


Social Security Number Search Applicability

  • Confirms names utilized in connection with a given SSN.
  • Recommended for all initial searches to confirm names & addresses provided by the applicant are accurate and consistent with their application.



Related Solutions

  • E-Verify
    Users receive a confirmation number from the Department of Homeland Security for each individual processed. In addition to verifying the eligibility of US citizens, it will also confirm the accuracy of Social Security Numbers, Immigration "A" numbers and I-94 arrival/departure numbers and in real-time, obtain employee's legal right to work status with a DHS-issued verification number.

  • Electronic I-9
    BIS provides a web-based interface for making your I-9 process electronic. BIS' system provides error checking to ensure that the I-9 is completed properly. It also assists in verifying different types of identification that may be provided along with examples. This system will notify employers by email at 90, 60, and 30 days in advance of an employees expiring work status.


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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:


     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.