Employment Screening 101: The Homeland Security Search-Part 11

Jason Morris

Many industries are required to search the Office of Foreign Asset Control’s (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.   Some of the industries that are required to search this list include, those in the Financial Sector, Money Service Businesses, Insurance Industry, Exporters and Importers, Tourism & Travel, Credit Reporting, some Non Profits and Corporate Registration Agencies.   According to the OFAC website:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. OFAC acts under Presidential wartime and national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze foreign assets under US jurisdiction. Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments.

employeescreenIQ takes this search a step further; actually about 45 steps further to be exact.  The employeescreenIQ Homeland Security Check is an instant, inexpensive tool that mitigates foreseeable risk to your customers, employees and physical assets.

The Homeland Security Check is designed to cross reference your applicant’s name against over 45 worldwide known terrorist and fugitive databases that include individuals, organizations and companies considered to be a threat to global and national security. The Homeland Security Check database is updated daily as the various lists are modified. This service is available to all employeescreenIQ clients and ensures compliance with the USA Patriot Act.

Some of the data sources cross-referenced by the employeescreenIQ Homeland Security Check include the following:

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) List of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons
  • Politically Exposed Persons List
  • FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List
  • FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List
  • U.S. Secret Service Most Wanted Fugitives
  • United Nations Consolidated Sanctions List
  • Interpol Most Wanted List
  • European Union Terrorist List
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Most Wanted
  • Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade List
  • Russian Federal Fugitives
  • Scotland Yard’s Most Wanted
  • World’s Most Wanted Fugitives

This is an inexpensive way to strengthen your background screening program. Homeland security is everyone’s responsibility! Performing this search helps you protect both your organization and your country.

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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