ESS Achieves Accreditation From Background Screening Credentialing Council

Dec 21, 2010, 10:17 ET from Employment Screening Services

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Employment Screening Services (ESS), announced today that they have successfully achieved compliance with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) accreditation program and will be formally recognized as Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) Accredited.

"We are so pleased about the accreditation. This is just another way that we can instill confidence in our existing and potential clients about ESS' commitment to providing the best quality of service available," Sheila Benson, CEO of ESS.  In order to achieve accreditation, a rigorous onsite audit is conducted by an independent auditing firm, and consumer reporting agencies must meet policies and procedures in the following critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product and service standards, quality assurance, and privacy and security.

"Accreditation is the industry's primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability," said Tracy Seabrook, CAE, executive director of NAPBS. The BSCC Accreditation is expected to be the new industry "seal" looked for during the selection process, representing a background screening organization's commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued industry improvement.

About Employment Screening Services

Employment Screening Services is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Alabama; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Seagrove Beach, Florida.

ESS is dedicated to protecting companies and their employees through extensive background screenings. ESS combines experience, advanced technology and unparalleled customer service to ensure that an employer's screening services are fast, affordable and effective. We provide a wide range of solutions that help our clients reduce turnover, limit liability and solve problems — all while improving their bottom line.

In addition to its core employee screening services, ESS has evolved into a full-service human resources and risk management solutions provider. The company now offers drug screening, electronic fingerprinting and I-9 processing. For more information, visit

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


Kelly Graber

Employment Screening Services


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