Service accused of ‘dumping’ government background checks
U.S. Investigations Services was charged with making false claims and breaching a government contract after it was discovered that more than 665,000 background screenings had been fraudulently labeled as completed. The company allowed approximately 40 percent of their investigations to be “dumped” — or marked “complete” without a thorough screening having been performed — by computer programs without conducting the proper background check process required by contract. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is the government branch that was providing payment for these unknowingly incomplete services. In light of these charges, Mind Your Business would like to take this opportunity to remind you that, unfortunately, not every company is reputable and trustworthy. There are some organizations out there that are willing to take shortcuts with their screening processes and research; these are moves that may jeopardize your business. When you are considering hiring a background screening company, make sure to do your own thorough screening — check for credibility and accreditation with organizations such as the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), and the Better Business Bureau — to ensure you’re getting the utmost quality and transparency you would expect from a screening service. Mind Your Business would like to emphasize the value we place on our reputation and our work. We are not a large company, but your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us, and our customer service is one of our most valued attributes. We thank you for your business — past, current and future — and we strive daily to bring you the highest quality screening services possible. For more information on Mind Your Business’ accreditation and world-class service, check out our About page. Then, get in touch with us to learn what we can do for your business.]]>
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