In today’s environment, government agencies and commercial clients need to know who they’re hiring or authorizing access to. Every organization wants to provide a secure business environment while reducing risk and cost. Many also have to show compliance with federal, state, and local laws regarding required checks for specific industry and operational roles. For any or all of these reasons, employees, candidates, and/or contractors should undergo a rigorous background screening process, including an FBI fingerprint check.
If you meet the criteria to use FBI Channeling, we are a proven, quality supplier, and would like to introduce ourselves. Even if your agency, state or organization has an existing channeling provider, very few are exclusive. Or you may want to use us for other background screening services. Please contact us for more information.
Handling security clearances at large federal agencies is a challenge. It’s a challenge that Telos ID is familiar with as both an FBI Channeler and an integrator with the government’s largest identity-management program.
IDVetting has the expertise and scalability to take on large and demanding security-clearance requirements. For an entire agency or selective deployment, we offer a cost-effective solution to this demanding challenge.
State and Local Governments
In an effort to reduce operating costs, many state and local government agencies are considering outsourcing their background screening in specific areas, such as healthcare, education, and private security personnel. We’re prepared to handle the entire fingerprint process, from enrollment to adjudication. And, while taking some expense out of your budget, it may be possible to retain a portion of the registration fee, enabling you to maintain a revenue source to fund your service while outsourcing the operation.
The pre-employment background screening may be the most important step in the hiring process. Some industries have federal or state screening mandates (transportation, securities), while most states have passed legislation requiring background checks in jobs that serve the vulnerable or at risk, such as the elderly, children, and disabled.
You can’t always judge a book by its cover. A potential hire may look like the person next door, but how do you know what a new employee or high school volunteer has been involved with? It’s not just the press, it’s real. Crime statistics indicate that:
- The average internal bank fraud incident lasts over 24 months and costs $175,000.
- One third of all internal fraud cases were discovered by accident.
- Sex abuse cases in school (public or private) or youth organizations will leave lasting effects on the victims and their families, as well as the organization and the community.
Past history will not predict the future. But it will give you a reasonable indicator of the reliability and credibility of the people you are hiring or putting in trusted positions. An FBI fingerprint background check gives you the best chance of identifying people who have a record of previous wrongdoing and represent a risk to your company.
The High Cost of Doing Nothing
Background screening also reduces the risk of negligent hiring and retention lawsuits.
- Two thirds of negligent hiring cases brought to court have received jury awards with an average award of $600,000.
- In violence-related suits, the Workplace Violence Research Institute places the average out of court settlement at $500,000, and jury award at $3 million.
Employers must exercise due diligence in determining if the applicant has a criminal history that may be relevant to the position. An FBI fingerprint check is an important part of any defense against liability claims.