Episode 27: Anatomy Of A Background Check With Sam Ciulla Of NAPS

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Sam Ciulla, Vice President of NAPS, National Application Processing and Screening, Inc.,  is my go-to person for anything related to background investigations and company compliance issues with FCRA, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Federal Trade Commission consumer rights, motor vehicle reports, reference checks and more.

I have been associated with Sam for a number of years and I recognize him as an expert in these areas and more. I asked Sam to discuss background checks from his professional point of view. I feel there is something in this interview for all companies of all sizes.

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Listen in while Sam and I discuss:

  • Sam is Vice President of NAPS, National Application Processing and Screening, Inc.
  • Misinformation about background checks causes a lot of panic in the industy
  • after 9/11 background investigation requests sky rocketed
  • a lot of companies cut corners in their information updates
  • Sam offers background checks in over 100 countries in addition to US clients
  • cheap, online background checks may not includes some county and state information
  • the only way to get up to date solid information is to go to the source, ie. courthouse
  • Sam explains his company’s  “five star” thorough background investigation
  • if someone commits a crime in an area than that of residence, the background check probably will not reveal it
  • most people have the wrong perception of what they are getting with a cheap national background check
  • criminal records are not indexed by social security number
  • most people believe state records include federal records – they do not
  • certain crimes are state crimes, some federal crimes, other crimes may be both
  • not all counties supply information to state records
  • counties that supply info to state records may not be up to date due to various reasons
  • birth of online low-cost database searches are not of the same quality as hand-searches
  • NAPS offers seminars on how to perform quality background checks
  • NAPS offers services to review company policies on background checks, employee discipline, etc.
  • small companies, even one person outfits, can run a background check on themselves
  • if a small company has any employees they should run background check on them
  • contractors should have option of  supplying certified copies of background checks run by contractor
  • NAPS offers seminars that cover the basics of what is required of companies by the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • NAPS offers seminars covering employee interviews, adverse action procedures, etc.

Resources Mentioned In The Interview

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