02.23.12

Department of Justice FREE Webinars on Employment Verification

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:34 pm by Administrator

The Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has announced upcoming monthly webinars on employment verification issues. Workers and worker advocates may join the monthly worker/advocate track webinar, and employers/HR professionals may join the monthly employer track webinar. The next employer/HR webinars are scheduled for February 22, March 21, and April 30, 2012. The next worker/advocate webinars are scheduled for March 13 and April 17, 2012. For more information or to register, see http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc/webinars.php

02.18.12

E-Verify Self-Check is a Breeze

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:10 am by Administrator

I just finished the E-Verify Self-Check on myself.  It was a breeze.  I didn’t even need to go and grab any extra documentation.  All I needed was what I knew in my head.

The USCIS recently announced that the E-Verify Self-Check is now available for all 50 states.  It’s a grand tool for individuals seeking employment.

However, I wonder how the system will be abused or misused by those looking to profit from identity theft/fraud.  Time will tell.

Check out this very long link to the Self-Check Web site:  http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=2ec07cd67450d210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=2ec07cd67450d210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

02.16.12

What’s the next hurdle in Background Check Due Diligence?

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:22 pm by Administrator

Over the past year or so, there has been much ado about background screeing, especially from the EEOC.  Due Diligence, Disparate Impact, and Engaging Workforces have been at the forefront of conversations.  Lasty year’s hearings at the EEOC brought a new light on how the background screening industry is seen by the commission, and Commissioner Lipnic was kind enough to attend the last NAPBS conference in Orlando, Florida to discuss the commission and its position, and perhaps where the commission would be heading in the future.

On March 13, 2012, another session will be held that will also, undoubtedly, shed light on position statements, and add new vision to what the next hurdle will be in Background Check Due Diligence.  Held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, another esteemed panel of speakers will weigh in on issues that affect the Background Screening Industry with regards to Protecting the Safety of Employees, Customers, and at-Risk Populations.  Among the speakers:

  • Commission Victoria Lipnic of the EEOC
  • Stuart K. Pratt, President and CEO, Consumer Data Industry Association
  • Garen Dodge, Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP
  • Commissioner Peter N. Kirsanow, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Bob Belair, Partner, Arnell Golden Gregory LLP
  • Jeff Sedgwick, Ph.D , Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Keswick Advisors
  • Alfred Blumstein, J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University

Also with plans to attend is the NAPBS’ own Monserrat Miller.

It will be interesting to see how – and if – this panel presentation and related discussions leans towards or away from the interests of the background screening industry.

For the full agenda or to register for the event follow http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1061707.  If you are with the NAPBS there is a special room rate at the Embassy Suites.