Employment Background Check Services

County Criminal Records Search

USA Background Checks provides a "live" physical examination of county criminal records by a trained researcher. We do not perform a county database search. Our search is of actual court records in the county courthouse. This comprehensive criminal search provides information on felony and/or misdemeanor offenses for the previous 7-10 years at the county level. A "live" county criminal records search provides the most accurate, up-to-date information available. Each name and address location that resides within a different court jurisdiction is a separate criminal record search.* *County Court fees are a direct pass-through to the client.

National Criminal Records Search

This search is a nationwide, instant search of a criminal records database. Learn about prison and probation sentences, offense history and more. Our National Criminal Report may include: Comprehensive Nationwide Criminal History; County Courts Data; Global Homeland Security Database; National Sex Offender Database; information from state agencies proprietary offender data; Department of Corrections; Administrative Office of the Court; Department of Public Safety, and Traffic Court.

Global Homeland Security Search (also known as The Patriot Act)

A database compiled from lists provided by U.S. and various International government agencies of individuals who may be involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violations of federal banking regulations and fugitives from justice. Information supplied includes LDP and EPLS reports. LDP - Limited Denials of Participation and EPLS - Excluded Parties List System. Call 877-USA-0036 for complete list of Jurisdictions searched.

Person Search (aka Social Security Number Validation)

Provides up-to-date information on an applicant's past addresses and movement patterns based on name and social security number (SSN). In addition to verifying and returning information on social security number, social security verification is an investigative starting point that provides a more complete background search when combined with additional screening services.

Credit Report (Employee and Consumer)

Provides a detailed report of the applicant's history, with or without current credit score (FICO). Employee and Consumer reports available. This search can only be used according to the provisions set forth in Title 28 Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and local and state applicable laws.

Motor Vehicle Report

Provides a report of the applicant's motor vehicle history for a minimum of three to seven years. Each state's fees and length of report may vary. Any additional third-party fees would be a direct pass-through to the client. *PA, WA and NH require wet-signature signed release forms - electronic signatures are not accepted.

Employment Verification

This cost would be per employer. A CRA would attempt to confirm the applicant's dates of employment, position and any other information that the CRA could obtain from the employer. The electronic authorization and release form would be required for this service. *Additional third-party fees may apply.

Education Verification

This cost would be per institution. The CRA would confirm the applicants date attended, their major and degree status. The electronic authorization and release form would be required for this employment background check service. *Additional third-party fees may apply.

Workers Compensation Report Search

This employment background check service allows you to determine whether a current or prospective employee has a previous record or history of filing workers' compensation claims in the state being searched. In addition, it may reveal specific injuries that could hinder them from performing certain activities.

Instant State Criminal Records Search

A data based statewide search may yield information from multiple counties in a given state that report to a repository, useful for discovering crimes outside of the immediate area in which the subject lives or works. A state criminal search determines felony and/or misdemeanor criminal records statewide. A 7 year search is standard but some records can be researched back further at the request of the client. (10 years)

Federal Criminal Records Search (District and National)

Crimes reported in a federal criminal record include only those offenses that are federally prosecuted (violations of federal law as enforced by the FBI, DEA, ATF, and other government agencies) as opposed to local and state law. Hence a state criminal record search will never return federal crimes. Each state has at least one federal district and so does the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. In total there are 94 federal districts. Federal violations will not appear in either a county or statewide criminal check, and offenses can include kidnapping, drug trafficking, interstate transportation of stolen goods, bank robbery, and embezzlement. All Federal District Criminal Record searches are data based.

International Criminal Records Search

The International Criminal Records data base provides a translated report of available criminal history derived from credible, officially maintained sources within the country. This information is primarily retrieved from local courts, national police forces and law enforcement authorities.

FACIS® (Healthcare Sanctions Search)

The Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS®) was developed and made available in the marketplace in 1993. It was the first database of its kind. It was developed by the former Inspector General and former Acting Undersecretary from DHHS as a tool to help private health care organizations remain compliant with government regulations.

FACIS® compiles primary source data on healthcare providers, persons and entities, who have been sanctioned, debarred, excluded or disciplined by federal or state government regulatory bodies, including state level licensing boards.

FACIS® reaches beyond just the OIG, SAM (formerly GSA-EPLS) and state ineligible person searches. FACIS Level 3 includes over 2.9 million records.

A summary of FACIS content is as follows:

  • Federal Sources (including OIG-LEIE and SAM (GSA-EPLS), FDA, DEA, DoD/DHA -TRICARE, TREAS (OFAC), USDOJ, DHS and others)
  • HEAT (all publishing; publication frequency is highly variable by state)
  • All Federal Attorneys General (national, federal districts; publication frequency is highly variable by district):
  • All State Attorneys General (active; publication frequency is highly variable by state)
  • State Medicaid OMIG (active)
  • State Debarments (active)
  • State Professional Disciplinary Content (56 jurisdictions)

FACIS® has become a vital resource in a number of health care business lines, including hospitals, independent medical groups, pharmaceutical and DME manufacturers, PBM's, pharmacies, payers, medical malpractice carriers, health care background screening and credentialing (CVO) companies, and other health care entities.