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In 2007, there were more than 1.64 million nonprofit organizations in the United States.1 The nonprofit sector has expanded in terms of number of organizations and number of paid employees. In 1994, there were more than 1.1 million nonprofit organizations in the United States,2 employing about 5.4 million people, or 4.4 percent of all workers. By 2007, nonprofits employed 8.7 million workers, or 5.9 percent of all workers.3 Health professionals, educators, other professionals, health technicians, administrative support workers, and service occupations account for the majority of paid workers in the nonprofit sector.4

The primary reason to require background checks is to insure the security of the organizations’ clients.  Non-profits frequently provide services and goods to sensitive and vulnerable populations e.g. children, the elderly, and other disadvantaged people. These exposures can bring serious liability to any charitable organization. All of our criminal background checks include a check of the sex offender registry in all 50 states All non-profits such as Charities, Churches, Youth Programs, Camps, Big Brothers, Big sisters, and Scouting organizations  are aware of the need to conduct thorough background checks on all their employees and volunteers to protect their organizations and its officers from financial jeopardy.

The Two Most Important Elements Of An Employment Screening Program

A thorough criminal records background check that includes a check of State, County and Federal criminal records. Our criminal record “Smart Search Plus®” will give you the peace of mind that you have done a diligent criminal records background check. For an example of an applicant with a Federal criminal record but no state or county arrest record, Click Here. This record would not have been found without a check of the separately maintained Federal criminal records systems which contains about 10 per cent of all arrest records. 
The above-listed risks can be minimized by following a two-step employee screening process, consisting of (1) a criminal background check and (2) a pre employment screening drug test. All of our criminal records background checks comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act FCRA. We also supply Federally compliant employment screening releases and other forms needed in connection with employment screening background checks. Instant driving records are available for screening those applicants that might also possibly drive on behalf of the business.

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