This article will help you understand:
- What is the difference between a screening and a package?
- What standard screening packages are available?
- Can I customize a package?
- Which package is right for me?
- Who do I contact to add a new package?
What is the difference between a screening and a package?
- Social Security Number Trace
- Sex Offender Registry Check
- Global Watchlist Check
- National Criminal Database Check
- County Criminal Check (Current County)
What standard screening packages are available?
Checkr’s most common packages include:
|The basic criminal package is a building block for all other screening packages. It contains searches commonly referred to as “pointer searches”. If these searches return “pointers” to possible data in specific counties, the report is upgradedand a County Criminal Check is initiated.|
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the basic criminal package, Checkr will perform a county criminal search in the candidate’s current county of residence. This will return any legally reportable felony and misdemeanor convictions, pending cases, and dismissed records. Also, if pointer searches reveal data that requires additional county-level research, the report will search those additional counties.|
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the basic criminal package, Checkr will perform county criminal checks for all counties returned in the pointer search for that candidate over the last 7 year period. This includes any legally reportable felony and misdemeanor convictions, pending cases, and dismissed records.|
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the pro-criminal package, Checkr will perform a federal felony records check at the district level which can reveal cases involving fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, kidnapping, and more on the federal level. The search performed will review records that extend back to a minimum of seven years from the date of the search for convictions.|
Can I customize a package?
Additional screenings can be added to create custom packages that best fit your team’s needs. Checkr can add the following to any basic package:
- County Criminal Check
- Federal Criminal Check
- State Criminal Check
- County Civil Checks
- Federal Civil Checks
The following screenings can also be added as standalone checks or combined with others to create a comprehensive package:
- Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs)
- Education Verification
- Employment Verification
- Personal and Professional Reference Checks
- Fraud Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) Checks
- Employment Credit Checks
- Drug and Occupational Health Screens
- DOT Screens
- International Screens
For a complete list of available screenings, see Screening Types
Which package is right for me?
Each organization has unique needs. As a general rule of thumb, make sure the package includes comprehensive screenings suitable for the role. For example, if you’re hiring a driver you may want to include a Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) screening in the package.
Who do I contact to add a new package?
Existing customers can contact Checkr Customer Support to add a new package to their accounts. New accounts must first be credentialed before running screenings. Additional setup time will be required for packages that include Drug and Occupational Health Screens and Employment Credit Checks.