PeopleFacts, a premier provider of nationwide employment screening, resident screening and volunteer screening data and related background software, technology and services since 1996, announced it received accreditation as a United States employment screening firm from the Professional Background Screening Association, or PBSA (formerly NAPBS), Background Screening Credentialing Council. At the time of this writing this accreditation has been awarded to fewer than twenty-five (25) employment screening companies across the nation.
Achieving accreditation through the PBSA Background Screening Accreditation Program is the result of a rigorous review and onsite audit by an independent auditing firm of an employment screening company’s policies and practices. The accreditation provides validation of PeopleFacts’s dedication and adherence to key industry standards as they relate to the critical client and consumer areas of: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, research and data product standards, verification service standards, and general business practices. As described in connection with the launch of the Accreditation Program, PBSA explained “This recognition will stand as the industry “seal” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.”
“Accreditation from PBSA is yet another indication of PeopleFacts’s commitment to excellence through industry best practices coupled with a sharp focus on compliance and consumer protection,” said Nancy Lynn Roberts, Esq., Owner and Chief Operations Officer of PeopleFacts. “PeopleFacts has a team dedicated to delivering truth and transparency to our clients and their candidates in ways that enhance and transform their organizations.”
Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports are currently regulated at both the federal and state level. PBSA created the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) in 2010 to provide the industry with a singular cohesive industry standard. For more information on the PBSA accreditation program, visit ThePBSA.org.