Kucinich Calls for Review of DFAS Employment Screening Practices
July 12, 2010
Last March we reported that The Defense Finance and Accounting Service planned to terminate 67 workers after employment credit reports revealed what the agency found to be derogatory information. After a firestorm of criticism, the agency suspend their credit-related firings.
Well, we’ve just learned that Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich has called for an investigation into the firings. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “The politicians said the recession and housing crisis has affected some of the workers, and they were unfairly targeted. They said 85 percent of the workers affected were black. Locally, about 35 workers have been fired or suspended.”
This topic actually served as an impetus for us to publish a white paper on the value of credit reports to human resource professional. Download “Credit Reports and the Hiring Process: The Value (And Risk) to HR Professionals”.