State of Michigan Fails Our Background Check

Nick Fishman

Question: What happens when 1,900 convicts including those with sex offenses, murder raps and child abuse convictions apply for a job in day care in the state of Michigan.

Answer: They get get hired!

This is not a joke.  The state of Michigan allowed this to happen exposing the children throughout the state to people who had no business caring for them.  The state admits that the “background checks” that they ran were unsuitable and since 2007 are now running “4 background checks”.  Since they were negligent in setting up a effective background screening program the first time, what are the odds that the program they have now is effective?

This is not rocket-science people!  And my intuition tells me that the original decision was made for budgetary reasons.  I’m personally disgusted by this revelation and hope that the people responsible for this are held accountable.

The media is already ablaze over this and I’m happy to pour on more gas.  See a sampling of the articles written in the last 24 hours.

1,900 Convicts Worked in State Day Cares Due to Poor Background Checks

Audit: State Allowed Sex Offenders to Work as Day Care Providers

Audit: Michigan Ok’d ‘Unsuitable’ Day Care Providers

Michigan Let Criminal Provide Day Care for Children: Audit Finds

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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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