To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas
Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Edge Information Management, Inc. has successfully proved compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC Accredited.
Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports are currently regulated at both the federal and state level. Since its inception, NAPBS has believed that there is a strong need for a singular cohesive industry standard and therefore created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard composed of requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is positioned to become a widely recognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry “seal” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
Joe Langford, President of Edge Information Management, Inc., commented on the accreditation, "I am extremely proud that Edge has received this accreditation and also pleased that NAPBS has established this benchmark within the industry. Much credit goes to our VP of Compliance, Norm Gagnon, and his team for navigating through the process to receive this accreditation. As a founding member of NAPBS, it is also rewarding to see the organization provide measured guidance that independently affirms the commitment to compliance that CRA's, like Edge, share. "
The NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that will ensure the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.
Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at http://www.napbs.com.
About Edge Information Management, Inc.
Edge Information Management, Inc., incorporated in 1991, is a national provider of numerous employment screening solutions including; criminal background checks, drug screening services utilizing urine, hair, saliva or sweat, electronic I-9 management, employment, education and other credential verifications. Edge is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a member of the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPPA), the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), the preferred provider for the Employer’s Association Forum (EAF), a Service Corp member for the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) and a member of the HR Florida organization (HR FL). For more information, visit http://www.edgeinformation.com
Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit http://www.napbs.com.