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PFC Information Services Background ChecksSince 1989, Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing has conducted pre-employment background checks on all candidates hired by Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing clients. Aunt Ann’s was the first agency in the U.S. to conduct background checks on our candidates, and our background checks exceed the professional background checks established by the Association of Professional Nanny Agencies and the International Nanny Association. We partner with PFC Information Services, to provide us with extensive background checks.  In addition, all of our candidates are fingerprint screened by Trustline.

There are no additional fees charged to our clients for the Standard Background checks. The standard background check is executed when a job offer has been made and accepted by all parties involved.

What is included in Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing STANDARD pre-employment candidate background check?

  • Social Security Number verifications
  • State and/or county felony and misdemeanor checks conducted in all locations where the candidate has lived and all of the names the candidate has used during the past 7 years
  • National Criminal File checks
  • National Sex Offender records
  • Driving records
  • National Criminal File checks
  • National Sex Offender records
  • Driving records

The following OPTIONAL BACKGROUND CHECKS are available for an additional cost and are in addition to our standard background checks. 

  • Civil Court Records
  • Civil Protective Orders
  • National Wants and Warrants
  • Federal Court Search
  • Educational Verification
  • Professional License Verification 

What information do we learn by having these pre-employment background checks executed as a condition of employment? 

Social Security Number Verification: The Social Security Number Verification is a key component in our background screening process. It helps us to verify the accuracy of the information provided on the application; it provides a means of identifying holes in an applicant’s history, and it enables us to determine where criminal records checks should be conducted and what names need to be searched.

Criminal Records – County: County court records are available at each of the 3,077 counties in the U.S. These checks often involve physically dispatching a court records researcher to manually check the courthouse records as well as online sources.

Criminal Records – Statewide: Statewide criminal records are derived from state criminal repositories maintained by state law enforcement agencies and statewide criminal court indexes available through the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

National Criminal File: This database provides information from multiple criminal record sources. The primary sources included are: multi-state sex and violent offender records; incarceration records, parole, and release records from prisons; some state and local county criminal records; Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List) from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); the FBI Terrorist List; and Federal/State/Local Wanted Fugitive Lists. While this check provides access to millions of criminal records, it is not a nationwide search and we do not use this search as a substitute for the checks that we have conducted at the state and county level.

Driving Records: DMV reports can be obtained in every state. Generally, violations remain on the DMV report for three years, although convictions for serious offenses are reported for 5 years or more, depending on the state. DMV reports are of critical importance, as they can point to substance abuse problems. DMV checks also provide us with another tool for verifying the candidate’s identity via the name and date of birth listed on the driving record.

Civil Court Records: This check provides information regarding civil litigation involving the applicant as a defendant or plaintiff in a lawsuit. Civil checks can identify litigation involving former employers and temporary restraining orders.

Civil Protective Orders: Civil Protective Orders are also called Restraining Orders or Stay-Away Orders. This search checks for civil protective orders filed against the candidate or filed by the candidate against another individual. Restraining orders are frequently filed in the context of domestic disputes. However, restraining orders may be filed against the subject by other parties, such as former employers. CPOs will be searched in the locations where the subject has resided during the last two years. Note: it is not always possible to determine the relevance of a restraining order, particularly when the name is common.

National Wants and Warrants: A nationwide search for any open, extraditable warrants pertaining to the subject. This search only provides information regarding felonies.

Federal Court Search: This search includes information regarding criminal records at the U.S. District Courts. Federal crimes include money laundering, drug trafficking, kidnapping, counterfeiting, racketeering, and crimes committed across state lines. This search also includes a nationwide search for bankruptcy records.

Educational Verification: Confirmation of dates of attendance and degree attainment.

Professional License Verification: This check includes verification of license status and any disciplinary actions on file.