Background Screening and Human Resources Associations & Certifications

National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

The NAPBS® represents the interest of companies offering employment and background screening. The NAPBS® offers an opportunity for qualified companies to participate in shaping the body of knowledge and reputations which impact our futures. In addition, the NAPBS® exists to promote ethical business practices, uphold compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, and foster awareness of issues related to consumer protection and privacy rights within the background screening industry.

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College and University Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA)

CUPA-HR is higher education HR. They serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy, and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence. As the association for HR professionals in higher education, CUPA-HR provides leadership on higher education workplace issues in the U.S. and abroad. They monitor trends, explore emerging workforce issues, conduct research, and promote strategic discussions among colleges and universities.

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SMC Business Councils

SMC Business Councils has been at the forefront of small business advocacy at the state and federal level. SMC Business Councils serves several thousand employers, representing more than 50,000 employees, in southwestern and central Pennsylvania. Membership is comprised of businesses engaged in service, commercial, and manufacturing enterprises and ranging in size from sole proprietorships to manufacturers with several hundred employees.

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Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA)

The PHRA is committed to serving the HR community by providing superior professional development, networking opportunities, and educational resources. The association was founded in 1916 in Pittsburgh, PA with the objective to enhance the HR profession. The PHRA continues to achieve this aim today by regularly developing programs, workshops, and networking and social functions, and by engaging and fostering the HR profession in western Pennsylvania. The association offers an array of learning and professional development programs for local professionals. The PHRA boasts over 1,100 members, making it the largest Society for Human Resource Management chapter in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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National Public Records Research Association (NPRRA)

The NPRRA is a trade association of businesses engaged in the public records filing, research, and retrieval industry. The association is dedicated to helping members improve public records industry practice; elevating awareness of legislative and technological changes that affect the public records industry; fostering improved relationships with government agencies responsible for the maintenance and administration of public records; promoting equal access in the laws and practices that govern the public records industry; and establishing a framework for enhanced networking with other professionals in the industry.

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Public Record Retriever Network (PRRN)

BRB Publications, Inc. is the nation’s premier publisher of reference sources and websites used for locating public records. BRB’s books and electronic products point the way to over 26,000 government agencies and accredited schools, as well as to 3,500 record vendors who maintain, search, or retrieve public records. BRB’s data goes well beyond a Google search. It includes in-depth descriptions of record access policies and procedures, access methods, restrictions, all fees, turn around times, identifiers shown on records, and other needed tips and information used for public record searches. The books and Web products are up-to-date, comprehensive, and affordable.

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Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC)

AICC represents a majority of the independent packaging manufacturers and their suppliers. AICC has been a part of the independent packaging industry success story for over 39 years. They are dedicated to strengthening the independent’s position in the marketplace through programs and publications that empower their members to compete successfully in a rapidly changing industry and an increasingly competitive and global business environment.

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Midwest Hardware Association

MHA is a not-for-profit, trade association providing assistance and support to independently owned and operated hardware, lumber, and building materials. By working together, we believe that our members are able to have a greater impact than what can be accomplished by standing alone. Justifacts is a trusted provider for the Midwest Hardware Association.

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ConcernedCRAs

ConcernedCRAs is a group of like-minded CRAs (consumer reporting agencies) concerned about the future of the employment background screening industry. ”Consumer reporting agency” is the technical term for employment background screening firms. ConcernedCRAs believes that certain data practices employed by some CRAs place our profession and consumers at risk, and they have come together to raise awareness in the background screening industry and the human resources field.

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ID Validation

ID Validation is your trusted source for governmental verification solutions. As an authorized agent of several government agencies, they partner with companies to provide services such as CBSV and E-Verify/I-9 services. ID Validation is an active member of NAPBS, SHRM, and CUES and they work closely with government agencies and the private sector to battle against fraud / ID theft and their associated losses.

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Samba Safety

For over three decades, Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA) have partnered with SambaSafety and its subsidiaries (ADR and Softech International) for personal driving records and information they need to perform accurate and efficient pre-hire checks. Samba Safety offers value-added services such as continuous driver monitoring through SambaSafety’s industry-leading Driver Risk Management solutions.

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Certifications

NAPBS Accreditation

Justifacts achieved NAPBS accreditation in September of 2014. To become accredited, Justifacts was required to pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices. Justifacts met and exceeded the requirements in each of these areas.

NAPBS – FCRA Advanced Certification

Members of Justifacts’ Compliance Department have successfully completed the NAPBS FCRA Advanced Certification Program and Testing. Completion of this program demonstrates a commitment to FCRA Compliance within our organization. Individuals must be able to demonstrate proficiency in regards to several FCRA requirements including maximum possible accuracy (section 607b), requirements for reporting adverse information (section 613), and disclosure requirement (section 609).

Privacy Shield Certification

The Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S Department of Commerce and the European Commission and Swiss Administration to provide companies a mechanism to comply with data protection when transferring personal information from the EU and Switzerland to the United States. To join the Privacy Shield Framework, a U.S. based company is required to self-certify to the Department of Commerce and publicly commit to the 23 Privacy Shield Principles which layout use and treatment of personal data received from the EU. Although joining the Privacy Shield is voluntary, the principles are enforceable under U.S.law after a public commitment has been made by an organization.

Awards

Recognized in Workforce Magazine “Hot List” of Background Screening Providers

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2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

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2015 Business Women First Award Winner

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