Validity Screening Solutions CEO to Present at MO SHRM

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A Detailed Overview of Background Screening Compliance and Guidelines

Darren Dupriest, Validity Screening Solutions, will present at the MO SHRM (Missouri Society for Human Resource Management) conference later this week, providing guidance in implementing and maintaining compliant background screening processes. Dupriest aims to offer attendees an all-encompassing summary of compliance with the legislation and guidelines put in place by federal and state level governments in the hiring process.

As federal and state laws are ever evolving, this presentation intends to provide attendees with up-to-date data regarding information used in the hiring process. This includes overviews of criminal background checks, employment and education verifications, and professional reference checks. Attendees will also gain general knowledge on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), its reach into the private and public sectors, cost of violations, and its application in specific situations.

In addition to FCRA education, attendees can expect a brief highlight of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidelines for Criminal Arrest and Conviction records, along with updates on state-level “Ban the Box” legislation. Attendees will leave the presentation with a better understanding of the impact of implementing a compliant screening process.

This presentation will be held at the MO SHRM conference August 5, 2015 at 1:30p at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo.

About Darren Dupriest
Darren Dupriest is the president and owner of Validity Screening Solutions, his industry career beginning in 1992 with Clarence M. Kelley & Associates (CMKA). As president and owner, he directs all company functions including employment-related screenings, due diligence investigations, substance abuse testing, digital fingerprint capture, and many more services. During his career, this former licensed investigator has led investigations ranging from workers’ compensation fraud, embezzlement, merger and acquisition due diligence, along with sexual harassment and employee theft investigations.

Dupriest is frequently invited to speak at organizations such as the Kansas Association of School Business Officials, the Heartland Labor Law Conference, the International Public Management Association, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, the Kansas City Safety and Health Council, as well as being a featured speaker at SHRM conferences in eight states. He is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), an organization that now boasts over 600 members.

About Validity Screening Solutions
Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, provides accurate employment screening and drug testing to companies who want to hire confidently. Founded in 1992, Validity offers employers nationwide a convenient, streamlined and cost-effective approach to hiring by using the latest technology and providing every client a designated account representative that understands their business, its regulations and requirements. Validity is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (2010, 2011, 2012), 2012 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year nominee, Inc.’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (2009, 2010), KC Small Business Magazine’s 25 Under 25® Award (2010), Ingram’s Best Companies to Work For (2010, 2015), and Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City (2010). For more information about Validity Screening Solutions, visit or call 866.915.0792.

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