NAPBS Welcomes Latest Report Recognizing Need for Background Screening

Angela Preston

Background Screening for In-Home Workers

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) issued a press release on Tuesday, supporting the Today Show’s recent report that emphasized the critically important role background screening plays in today’s environment.

If you missed the piece, you can read more about the Today Show story here, as well as Nick’s take on why background checks for in-home workers are critical. NAPBS voiced its support of the Today Show story, and shared this message:

“Background screening is a critical practice that provides employers with the peace of mind and confidence to know they’re making the best hiring decision possible.” “Health care workers, volunteers working with children, those handling money issues for businesses – and especially home service workers –are all examples of positions where employers need to know who they are hiring,” said NAPBS Chairman Fred Giles. “Background screening is a critical practice that provides employers with the peace of mind and confidence to know they’re making the best hiring decision possible.”

NAPBS also credited Lucia Bone, whose group The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E. (Consumer Awareness of Unsafe Service Employment), aims to educate consumers and employers on the moral and legal obligation for criminal background checks on all employees, contractors and subcontractors.

“Consumers should ask not only whether companies screen their workers but also if they use a professional background screener, such as a member of the NAPBS,” said The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E. Founder and Executive Director Lucia Bone. “Professional background screeners are subject to federal oversight regarding compliance with all requirements under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and NAPBS members hold themselves to the highest standards of ethical business practices.”

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is the leading national resource for issues related to the background screening industry. EmployeeScreenIQ is proud to be an accredited NAPBS member.  NAPBS is the foremost leader in the movement toward establishing generally accepted and reliable standards for background screening professionals and organizations. For more information visit the NAPBS website at www.napbs.com.

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Angela Preston

Vice President of Compliance & General Counsel at EmployeeScreenIQ
Angela Preston has more than 20 years as a licensed attorney and over 10 years in the background screening area. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), is a member of the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC), and is actively involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and ASIS International. Angela is also a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations. Angela has direct oversight and management of compliance programs, and will provide guidance in complex legal matters including state and federal legislation, EEO law, client education, adjudication, pre/adverse action process, NAPBS Accreditation and client and vendor contract management.
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