Employee Screening Agency Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

Oct 20, 2010, 06:00 ET from BackTrack, Inc.

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that BackTrack, Incorporated has successfully proved compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC Accredited.

BackTrack, headquartered in Mentor, OH, was established in 1994 and has been performing background checks since that time.  The founders of the company, Bob and Linda Gandee, have over 30 years of experience in the employment industry.  BackTrack has been nationally recognized by Inc magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing privately-held companies in the United States, and locally recognized by the NorthCoast 99, a listing of the top 99 places to work in Northeastern Ohio, several years in the Weatherhead 100, a listing of the fastest growing companies in Northeastern Ohio, the Top Workplaces from The Plain Dealer, a listing of the top 75 places to work in Northeastern Ohio based on employee rankings, and the FastTrack 50, a listing of the fastest growing local companies, including Hall of Fame recognition for receiving this award for over five years. 

Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.  Since its inception, NAPBS has believed that there is a strong need for a singular cohesive industry standard and therefore created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard composed of requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is positioned to become a widely recognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry "seal" representing a background screening organization's commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.

"The BSAAP is the industry's primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability," said Tracy Seabrook, CAE, executive director of NAPBS. "Developed and sustained by background screening professionals, the BSAAP reflects, reinforces, and promotes best practices, institutional ethics, and the highest standards of background screening operations." 

The NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that will ensure the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must 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.

Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at www.napbs.com.

About NAPBS®

Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.

SOURCE BackTrack, Inc.