Background Screening Services

Social Security Number/Address TraceSocial Security Number Trace and Address Trace

This search may provide additional address information, names and aliases that the employee left out on the application. This information can be extremely helpful in determining the proper jurisdictions to search for criminal records. This service also helps to verify the social security number supplied by the candidate matches the name on file with social security administration records.


Federal Criminal RecordsFederal Criminal Records

Criminal offenses can come in a variety of levels and therefore a variety of court jurisdictions. The lowest level of crimes would include offenses such as shoplifting, fighting, simple assault etc. These offenses would be heard in the municipal or city courts. Then there are the more serious of criminal offenses such as armed robbery, monetary thefts of high value, narcotics offenses, burglary etc. These criminal offenses would be tried in the State, or Superior Courts. Then there are the Federal Criminal Offenses. These can be the most serious of criminal offenses. These are crimes that are usually investigated by agencies such as the FBI, Secret Service and other federal agencies. To obtain the criminal conviction records for this level of criminal offenses you would need to conduct a Federal or National Criminal Records Search. This search would typically uncover convictions for:

...to name a few


State Criminal RecordsState Criminal Records

All of the states in the country have state repositories where records are maintained. Investigative Screening Solutions will retrieve the records and have them to you quickly. Some states do not have electronic access to these records in which case we employ a "boots on the ground" approach where we dispatch personnel to the repository to physically retrieve the record.

County Criminal Records

There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States. Investigative Screening Solutions has access to them all. We have a large team of professionals that go right to the source to retrieve the record. County criminal records are probably the most important records you can order and with Investigative Screening Solutions we cover it all.


Civil RecordsCivil Records

This check is used to determine any civil actions filed against your potential employee. Civil records are obtained from the county courthouses by our trusted professional court researchers.

A search of the upper and/or lower court records provides a report of any civil litigation listed against your employee. Information will include the names of plaintiff and defendant, date filed, type of action, and current status or disposition.


Global and Terrorist Watch ListsGlobal & Terrorist Watch List

An extensive report that includes information from the following data sources: OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons, OFAC Sanctioned Countries including Major Cities and Ports, Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories, Department of State Trade Control (DTC) Debarred Parties, U.S. Bureau of Industry & Security (formerly BXA), Unverified Entities List, Denied Entities List, Denied Persons List, FBI Most Wanted Terrorists and Seeking Information, FBI Top Ten Most Wanted, INTERPOL Most Wanted List, Bank of England Sanctions List, OSFI - Canadian Sanctions List, United Nations Consolidated Sanctions List, Politically Exposed Persons List, European Union Terrorism List, and World Bank Ineligible Firms. This service helps impede terrorists by identifying individuals linked to terrorism or classified on government watch lists, improving compliance with the United States Patriot Act.


Motor Vehicle RecordsMotor Vehicle Records (Driver License Records)

Investigative Screening Solutions maintains a secure network of direct-to-DMV interfaces to capture the most current driver record data. Using our industry recognized format, we take the complex data from each state and deliver Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) that are intuitive and easy to read in a standardized report format. This service is essential to driving record based decision-making as MVRs include license details such as state issued, status, expiration, suspensions, revocations, violations and sanctions. Our MVRs support real-time transactions, improve business efficiency, and reduces risk for your company.


Sex Offender RegistrySex Offender Registry

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that the number of registered sex offenders in the United States has increased by nearly a quarter in the last five years. The total in the most recent survey was 747,408, up from 606,816 in 2006. Investigative Screening Solutions will conduct a thorough search of the United States plus Indian Tribes, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands so you can hire without worry.


Employment/Education VerificationEmployment/Education Verification

According to recent studies, between 46% and 53% of all resumes contain errors and falsehoods. With a tight job market and strong competition for every opening, job seekers often feel a compelling need to meet all the requirements in the job description – even if it means bending the truth or outright lying. Are you concerned about “diploma mills”? We are. Our professional student clearing house partners will verify that your employee has the proper education needed for the position. Our employment and education verification services help you to hire with confidence.


Drug ScreeningDrug Screening & Physicals

Workplace drug testing lets employers ensure their employees are not using illegal drugs on the job or during their time off. Some jobs are dangerous to perform even if a person is completely sober. Using heavy equipment or driving a truck requires an employee to be alert and not under the influence. Drug testing before a person goes to work will ensure that he doesn't work while under the influence, protecting himself and other staff from potential accidents. A company may decide to screen all potential hires to prevent problems that can arise from persistent drug use. Substance abusers are attracted to businesses without drug-free workplace practices. A drug problem can quickly spiral out of control, and someone who may seem like a good employee when hired can soon become unreliable, showing up late to work or not focusing on his duties. Paying for a drug test upfront may save a company money later on, when it does not have to re-hire or compensate an injured employee.

Investigative Screening Solutions has partnered with the most respected drug screening company in the industry, eScreen. eScreen’s vast network of facilities and array of services like “Web Based Management Program” and “Rapid Drug Testing” make it the best choice possible in having your employees screened. Plus, if you want physical exams done, we can do that too!


International Background ChecksInternational Background Checks

Investigative Screening Solutions can conduct background screenings in the United States or abroad. We cover most foreign countries so that no matter where your applicant is from, from Afghanistan to the United Kingdom to Zimbabwe, we’ve got it covered.


Healthcare Industry Specific BackgroundsHealthcare Industry Medical Solutions

Regulations and increased litigation in the health care industry emphasize the need for a thorough background check. Organizations within the health care industry can count on Investigative Screening Solutions to protect their reputation and ensure the safety of staff and patients by uncovering high-risk or sanctioned individuals early in the employment background screening process.

Investigative Screening Solutions Healthcare Industry Medical Solutions was built in consultation with the industry’s foremost experts on medical sanctions and solutions. It includes over 1,700 direct primary sources including Office of Inspector General (OIG), General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Debarments, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Tri-Care (Formerly Champus). This solution covers all 50 United States and is updated in nearly “real time” so you have access to the most recent data available.


Post Hire MonitoringPost Hire Monitoring

What happens after you hire an employee? Have they gotten in trouble with the law since they started? Have they become a threat to your other employees? For pennies a day we will continuously monitor the employee’s criminal records so you don’t have to worry.

Reasons you should monitor employees post-hire:

  1. Required by Law
    Because of federal and state mandates, post-hire background checks are required for many employees. For example, the transportation and medical industries are required by law to conduct annual background checks on all current employees to help these employers maintain workplace safety.

  2. Reduce the Risks Associated with Negligent Retention Claims
    Negligent retention applies when an organization should have known about an employee’s dangerous propensities, yet continued employing the individual. There have been a number of cases supporting negligent retention in the past several years. The choice to perform post-hire employment screenings is a way to demonstrate due diligence and assist in investigations.

  3. A Promotion is a Change in Responsibility
    When an employee is rewarded for their job performance, they are often promoted from within and take on new roles and responsibilities. As the level of responsibility grows, so does the risk for the employer if the wrong individual is placed into a position of authority. A simple rescreen for employees being considered for additional levels of responsibility can help the organization mitigate risk and ensure a more secure workplace.

  4. Maintain a Safer, More Secure Workplace
    Periodic and random checks of your staff on a rotating basis may bolster your organization’s reputation for excellence and zero tolerance, as well as lower your risk of liability. Your employees will feel safer knowing you have a rescreening process in place.