(PRWEB) September 03, 2014
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) has announced that Hirease has successfully been granted continuing accreditation through June 9, 2016. The continuing accreditation was determined based upon the successful passing of the Interim Surveillance Audit and review by the Background Screening Credentialing Council.
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.
"We were excited to receive our official confirmation letter that our accreditation had been continued. At Hirease, we are committed to quality of information and service and our accreditation continuance confirms that commitment," commented Heidi Dent, CEO.
Since its inception, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has believed that there is a strong need for a singular cohesive industry standard and therefore created the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (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 – which are also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs). 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.
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 and pass the interim continuing accreditation, a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to the six critical areas of the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP): Consumer Protection, Legal Compliance, Client Education, Product Standards, Service Standards and General Business Practices.
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.
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 on the NAPBS website at http://www.napbs.com/.
Hirease provides HR solutions & services for small and enterprise clients nationwide via accredited FCRA compliant background checks, applicant organizer software and performance management software. Hirease focuses on long term relationships with our clients delivering solutions with exceptional service that is personalized to client’s preferences.