Our goal is your protection. Scott-Roberts is in full compliance with the governing standards in our industry.
Scott-Roberts is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and as such receives regular updates regarding changes to FCRA, DPPA and other Federal and State laws affecting employment screening.
Scott-Roberts receives information from credit reporting agencies and other publications such as The Background Investigator to ensure we are providing current and accurate information on industry trends, standards and guidelines to our clients.
Mr. Andrew Scott is Scott-Roberts’ designated FCRA compliance officer. Mr. Scott is available at any time to consult with clients regarding changes or questions concerning compliance issues. Scott-Roberts is not a law firm and strongly recommends that a client’s corporate counsel be consulted prior to implementing any corporate policy change.Fair Credit Reporting Act
Companies that perform pre-employment screening services are governed by the FCRA. Scott-Roberts provides online templates of all the necessary FCRA compliance forms such as Applicant Disclosure and Consent, Adverse Action letters and Consumer Rights.
The FCRA is clear with regards to criminal record reporting, namely that Arrest/Non-Conviction information is reportable up to seven (7) years and criminal convictions (felony/misdemeanor crimes) are reportable without a time restriction.
Scott-Roberts adheres to this rule. Clients may request not to receive arrest only reports and/or restrict criminal convictions to a set period of time such as seven (7) or ten (10) years. Clients may not expand upon FCRA restrictions.
The forms required for applicant consent for criminal, credit and driving records reporting as defined by the Ministry of Transportation (MOT), the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and governing bodies of the individual Canadian provinces and territories (e.g. provincial departments of motor vehicles) are available upon request.