New Changes on how the Federal Government Screen Employees

The Defense Department had decided to step in and take responsibility for protecting and storing sensitive personal information on millions of federal employees. Until now the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was the entity responsible for housing the data and conducting investigations on federal personnel. The Obama administration will now create a new agency dedicated…

Federal Background Screening Contractor Accused of “Dumping” Background Reports

U.S. prosecutors have filed charges against background screening company USIS (U.S. Investigations Services) for allegedly completing background reports without having gone through a quality review process. USIS utilized a computer program to “flush” or “dump” background checks which would label the report as “complete” when in fact no quality review was conducted. This is in…