Government Contractor Background Checks
Understandably, Federal agencies have strict employment background check screening requirements that all Federal contractors must comply with.
While some require fingerprinting and FBI criminal record checks, all of them should include a check of:
OFAC – Office of Foreign Asset Control
Terrorist Watch list
National criminal records database search
A check of the sex offender registry in all 50 states
Pre-employment drug screening
Social Security verifier information
Previous employment verification
We offer an unlimited criminal record background check search of 7 to 10 years of all Federal, State and counties of residence. (The FBI or NCIC only has these criminal records if they are reported to the FBI database.)
Often they are not. Please see our page on FBI criminal record database myths for more detailed information.
Moreover, while our extensive criminal record employment background checks are usually completed on the same day to the next day, the FBI results can take weeks to complete. According to an article in the Washington Post, The federal government is struggling to conduct background checks on people seeking security clearances, creating a backlog that one industry group says encompasses more than 700,000 applicants. As of March, the process for a top-secret security clearance took more than 450 days to conclude, a federal official reported in May, more than a half-year longer than it took in April 2016. The Federal Office Of Personnel Management website provides access to forms for security clearance background checks: (SF-85: Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and security clearances (SF-86: Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) on the Office of Personnel Management’s website. All of our reports are FCRA compliant.