Kucinich Calls for Review of DFAS Employment Screening Practices

Nick Fishman

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”.

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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