Definition of Services

Criminal Case Reporting

​Non-Conviction Cases

Verified First does not report non-convictions. We pride ourselves on being in line with the EEOC’s best-practice guidance, which was released in 2012, and acting as an advocate for our clients.

Conviction Cases

In determining reportability, Verified First will report conviction cases seven years from the disposition date. In some cases, prison/parole release dates will be used if readily available. Verified First will also report a minimum of seven years in cases involving homicide, kidnapping, and sexual assault/abuse where easily accessible when checking the main court index.

We do report pending cases and open warrants where allowed by law.

Criminal Jurisdictions

  • 7-Year Unlimited County Criminal Records [Available in 7- or 10-Year Look Back]
    Individual county level criminal search on each county lived in for the last seven years of residence history pulled from the Social Security Trace. Uncovers misdemeanors and felonies within a specific 
    county's Central or County Seat court. Should be used as the baseline of screening of applicants. Additional access fees may apply. A separate cost is incurred for each alias name run.
  • County Criminal Records [Available in 7- or 10-Year Look Back]
    ​The most reliable source for complete and up-to-date criminal records searches. Uncovers misdemeanors and felonies within a specific 
    county's Central or County Seat court. Should be used as the baseline of pre-employment screening of applicants. Additional access fees may apply.
  • State Criminal Records
    A statewide report broadens the search for criminal records by checking multiple counties and looks for criminal records at every available courthouse within that state. 
    Some states house records at a central repository—the case information returned may not be as up to date or accurate as the information at the county level.
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry
    Search of the National Sex Offender Registry. Single source to search all individual state sex offender registries to provide information on sex offenders that are required to register within their state as sexual/violent offenders.
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control
    Identifies individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers, designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called Specially Designated Nationals. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.
  • Federal Criminal Records [Available in District or State of Residence, 7-Year Districts of Residence, and Nationwide (All) Districts]
    Federal criminal record search uncovers violations of Federal Laws. Case information from Federal District Courts may reveal cases involving: white-collar crimes, fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, capital punishments, kidnapping, illegal sale of firearms, pornographic exploitation of children, drug trafficking.

Criminal Databases

  • Nationwide Criminal Database
    Multi-jurisdictional search of millions of state and county records. Database is compiled from counties, department of corrections and administrative courts. Searches for any alias or additional names incur a separate cost for each name ran.
  • Global Homeland Security Watchlist Database
    The Global Homeland Security Search (also known as Patriot Act/Terrorist Watch List) is administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Control which enforces economic sanctions programs, primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.
  • Criminal Information Database Verification
    Included with all database searches. Jurisdiction-specific search to verify any record information from the criminal database. Additional access fees may apply.

Identity

  • Social Security Address Trace
    Information returned will reveal whether the number provided is part of the numbering sequence used by the government and may also indicate the state and approximate year where the number would have been issued. It is not an official confirmation of that applicant's specific number directly from the government and is not an official review of government records (other than the Death Index, which is included). Also, it includes data from numerous other sources in order to obtain past address (utilities, magazine subscriptions, old credit headers, etc.).  Records are assembled and maintained by private sources. The records can have information that is incorrect or incomplete or belongs to another person. The existence of other names or addresses on a social security trace does not necessarily mean a consumer is the victim of identity theft. This search cannot be used by itself as the basis to make an employment decision.
  • Electronic Form I-9
    Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for paid employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. May not be used to pre-screen applicants.
  • E-Verify
    ​E-Verify uses information from Form I-9 to verify that the employee is eligible for work in the U.S. Requires the employee's Social Security Number (SSN). May not be used to pre-screen applicants.

Verifications

  • Employment Verification
    A verification specialist will contact each employer to verify employment information reported by the applicant. This report may contact dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire. Client is responsible for obtaining information for order. Additional access fees may apply.
  • Education Verification
    A verification specialist will contact the school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The education verification report may include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable. Client is responsible for obtaining information for order. Additional access fees may apply.
  • Personal Reference Verification
    A verification specialist will contact each personal reference provided. Report may include the reference’s relationship with the applicant, length of time known, and overall character of applicant. Client is responsible for obtaining information for order. 
  • Professional Reference Verification
    A verification specialist will contact each professional reference provided. Report may include the reference’s relationship with the applicant, length of time known, any joint work experiences, and overall character of applicant. Client is responsible for obtaining information for order. 
  • Professional License Verification
    ​Verification of a variety of government-issued professional licenses: nurses, doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, insurance agents, accountants, architects, and many others. Confirms with the state or federal issuing authority of the applicant’s license, certification or credentials, the date of issue, expiration date and status. Excludes any access fees.

Motor Vehicle & Driver

  • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
    A motor vehicle records check provides relevant information for applicants who will drive on the job. Report shows you an applicant's license class and status, as well as violations, infractions, and accidents where available. Excludes any pass-through fees.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDLIS)
    Search of database maintained by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to ensure single commercial license issuance nationwide. Enables employers to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements and helps eliminate a candidate who doesn’t hold a valid Commercial Driver’s license.
  • DOT Employment Verification (Drug, Alcohol, Safety)
    Verify information required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) part 391 for driving positions and Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR part 40 for safety-sensitive positions. 
  • PSP Crash and Inspection History
    The Pre-Employment Screen Program (PSP) Report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) returns commercial driver’s 5-year crash and 3-year inspection history from the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information Systems (MCMIS).

Credit & Financial

  • Employment Credit Report
    Pre-Employment Evaluation Reports® (PEER) reports provides information about the applicant’s credit history, including identifying information, public records, outstanding debt, payment history, loans, and mortgages, late payments and defaults, and credit inquiries. Report is provided through TransUnion. This is a soft inquiry to the applicant’s credit. Report does not include FICO score. California and Vermont require an additional form.
  • Bankruptcy Filings
    Provides a search of 94 Federal Districts which reveals Chapter 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 304 bankruptcy filings, giving insight into a candidate’s financial accountability and track record.
  • Business Credit Report
    Returns information on a company’s key credit scores (with explanations), basic company information (location, incorporation data, key personnel, sales, etc), corporate linkage (parent, branches, etc), debt and payment trends, trade payments and legal filings (including tax liens, judgements, and bankruptcies.)

Civil Jurisdictions

  • County Civil Records [Upper and Lower Courts for County of Residence or 7-Year Counties of Residence]
    ​Searches a specified county to identify non-criminal suits filed by individuals or corporations, such as product-liability suits, local civil-rights violations, and judgements for nonpayment of goods. Most states divide its lower and upper courts based on the monetary amount of the claim. This search accesses records for cases assigned to and processed in lower and upper courts. Additional access fees may apply.
  • Federal Civil Records [Available in District or State of Residence, 7-Year Districts of Residence, and Nationwide (All) Districts]​
    ​Access to federal litigation dockets for adjudicated civil cases from all U.S. Federal District courts. For a civil case to be heard in Federal District court, it must involve diversity of citizenship (the parties are citizens of different states or countries). It must involve potential damages of more than $75,000, or there must be a Constitutional or Federal law violation.

Healthcare

  • Office of Inspector General (OIG-LEIE)
    The Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) sanctioned from Medicare, Medicaid and all federal healthcare programs. The search details if a candidate is on the exclusion list for one of the following reasons: program-related fraud (e.g. Medicare/Medicaid), patient abuse, or licensing board action. 
  • MedEx:
    • Plus: OIG and System for Award Management (SAM) exclusions.
      The System for Award Management (SAM) consolidates all exclusion records in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR)/Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). 
    • Pro: OIG, SAM, and State-specific Medicaid exclusions.
    • ​Complete: OIG, SAM, State Medicaid, and State Medical Board actions.

Canada

  • Canada Nationwide Criminal CPIC Enhanced
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police Search.
  • Canada Credit Report
    Reports on bankruptcies, collections, and other credit trade lines.

International

  • International Employment Verification
    A verification specialist will contact each employer to verify employment information reported by the applicant. This report may include dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire. Client is responsible for obtaining information for order. International search requirements apply. Additional access fees may apply.
  • International Education Verification
    A verification specialist will contact the school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The education verification report may include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable. Client is responsible for obtaining information for order. Signed Disclosure and Authorization forms must be received before verification can be initiated. International search requirements apply. Additional access fees may apply.
  • International Professional Reference Verification
    Professional references are interviewed about the length and nature of their relationship.
  • International Professional License Verification
    Contact issuing authority, verify date of issue, expiration date. Excludes any pass-through fees.
  • International Criminal Records
    Reveals if a candidate has criminal records outside of the United States. This is recommended for contractors who have been overseas for at least two months or applicants who have recently immigrated. Records reported varies by country. 

Tenant

  • Tenant Credit Report
    Assesses the applicant’s credit history, including identifying information, public records, outstanding debt, payment history, loans, and mortgages, late payments and defaults, and credit inquiries. Also returns the FICO score, an indication of degree of risk used by the financial institutions. Report is provided by TransUnion. This is a hard inquiry to applicant’s credit. 
  • Residence Verification
    A verification specialist will contact each landlord reported by the applicant. The landlord will be asked questions pertaining to the applicant. Report may include landlord’s relationship with the applicant, length of time at residence, state of unit when vacated, timeliness of payments and eligibility to re-rent. 
  • Nationwide Eviction Database
    Detailed search of filings, dismissals, writ of possession orders, and financial judgments nationwide.

Tools

  • Adjudication
    Verified First will upload your company’s adjudication matrix/criteria and our compliance team will apply your criteria to each of your completed reports. Reports will be marked as “Approved” if they satisfy your criteria. All other reports will be marked as “Pending Review by Client” so your hiring manager can do an individualized assessment to determine if your candidate meets your company’s criteria based on the position they have applied for. No reports will be “Declined” by Verified First.
  • Mail Delivery of Adverse Actions, Consumer Copies
    Postal mail available for: Consumer Copy; Pre-Adverse Action; Adverse Action.

Drug Screening

  • Alere eScreen® 5-Panel eCup®
    Cocaine, PCP, Cannabis, Methamphetamine, and Morphine.
  • Quest Diagnostics testing panels
    5-Panel, 10-Panel, non-DOT 7-Panel, DOT 7-Panel
  • Drug Screening Products
    See product labels and inserts for manufacturer's listed test cutoffs and detection times.

    • Saliva Tests
    • Urine Cups
    • Urine Dips