Background Information Services, Inc.  














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!


Employment, Education and Credential Verifications

BIS has an internal call center staffed with knowledgeable, professional and courteous verifiers. Our call center staff only performs verifications at our company and have become experts in contacting verifiers to obtain information quickly and accurately.

BIS verifies that information provided by your applicant on their resume is accurate. Employment history is the second most misrepresented piece of information provided by job applicants. BIS will determine dates of employment, position, salary (company policy permitting) and whether the individual is eligible for rehire.

A military verification will provide confirmation of an individual's military service, their branch and dates of service.

BIS' internal call center personnel are experts in conducting reference checks. BIS conducts an in-depth question and answer session for each type of reference. While BIS will allow clients to customize the questions that are asked, we find that the standard information that we provide for verifications meet an exceptional level of information.

BIS' Personal Reference includes 10 questions that are asked of a reference. BIS determines the length of time and capacity in which the reference knows the individual, needed areas of personal development, major accomplishments and extraordinary skills and asks specific questions of personal conduct and integrity.

On a typical Professional Reference, BIS asks 12 questions that is invaluable in determining how an individual deals with co-workers and peers, if there have been disciplinary problems, time management skills, communication skills (written & verbal), ability to follow directions and accept feedback and more.


Search Applicability

  • Confirm information provided by a prospective employee about their education & employment history.
  • Receive references from individuals who have known or worked with a prospective employee.
  • Confirm licensure for specialized functions.

BIS will verify receipt of GEDs, high school diploma and higher education degrees. Many resumes contain inaccurate information pertaining to education. Education is one of the most misrepresented pieces of information provided by job applicants.

Professional License
BIS can verify state-issued licenses for numerous types of professional functions that require an individual to be licensed. A BIS Professional License Verification provides the issue date, type, expiration/renewal date (if applicable) and current status. BIS routinely provides licensure verification for attorneys, CPA's, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and many more.


Search Applicability

  • Has your applicant had any disciplinary actions taken?
  • Is the license current?
  • Is the license claim valid?

Professional Credentials
Individuals employed by your organization may claim to have specialized training that will be required in the performance of their duties. BIS can verify that information provided by an applicant that indicates special training, credentials and certifications are accurate.


Search Applicability

  • Identify unqualified individuals who claim specialized training & credentialing.
  • Verify the validity, type, date and status of a credential.

Business Verifications
Who are you doing business with? Are they incorporated in their state? Do they have a federal tax identification number? What is their current status? Are they up to date with their filings? BIS' Business Verification will answer these questions and provide supporting documentation of a business' current standing and state of registration.

Trade References
Does your company have business clients who complete a credit application before you extend services? If so, do you verify the information provided? This can prove to be a time consuming task. BIS can assist you in checking the trade references listed by potential business clients. BIS can determine length of relationship, terms, average monthly volume and payment history.


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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.