Description of Our Services

We offer more than 60 different employment screening services, and over 50 different types of drug, alcohol and medical tests. Below is a little more information about each of the different categories of services we offer.

 

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Social Security Number Trace Report

Validates the applicants Social Security Number via information in credit databases and public records.  The Social Security Number Trace may provide possible alias names used by the applicant and addresses where the applicant has lived.  This report is an important tool in determining the jurisdictions in which to search criminal records.  Utilizing the Social Security Number Trace in conjunction with criminal record checks dramatically increases your criminal record “hit rate”. 

Country Criminal and Civil Record Search

Searches are conducted in-person by our extensive network of courthouse record experts at the appropriate government office housing the records.  All pertinent case information is supplied with each record at no extra cost.  More than 85% of county criminal record checks are completed within 48 hours of receipt, with more than 95% completed within 72 hours, including those reports in which criminal records were found.

 

TriCors criminal record searches ALWAYS cover at least the past seven years even if we have to manually search certain years.  There is no additional charge for manually searching records.  When the court records go back further, we report the record, if allowed by law, at no additional cost, no matter when it occurred.

 

TriCor uses only the most current information available for court record searches – as required by the FCRA.  The overwhelming majority of criminal record searches are conducted in-person at the appropriate courthouse(s).  We do not use any databased information and only use online information when that information is tied directly to the actual court records and provides the identical quality and timeliness of information that would be obtained if an actual physical researcher were to search the information at the court itself.

Multi-State Criminal Search

TriCor’s Multi-State Criminal Search is a comprehensive databased search of multiple criminal record sources containing over 700 million records from all 50 states.  This search provides a “national” scope search at a reasonable price, but should NOT be substituted for a county or statewide level check.  The Multi-State Criminal Search is an effective “locator” tool designed to identify jurisdictions in which an applicant potentially has a criminal record that otherwise may go undiscovered because the applicant never lived in that jurisdiction. 

Federal Criminal, Civil and Bankruptcy Record Search

These searches are conducted at the Federal District Court level by a member of our searcher network.  These records differ from County and State searches and show cases filed with the U.S. Government only.  The cases found at this level show violations of federal law (e.g., money laundering, counterfeiting, racketeering, crimes committed across state lines, etc.).  Federal crimes are separate and distinct from county/state criminal searches.  This search is recommended for anyone applying for a “white-collar” type of position.

Statewide Criminal Record Search

These searches are conducted with the appropriate state repository of criminal information.  Availability varies by state and some states require specialized request forms (notarized release forms, fingerprints, etc.) for the search to be conducted.  Turnaround time and dates of the search vary by state and are dependent upon the state agency that houses the records. 

Nationwide Sex Offender Search

Sex offenders, predators and child molesters are required by law to register with local law enforcement authorities wherever they reside.  Our Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search will quickly identify those who have been convicted and registered as sex offenders. 

Terrorism Link Search

This is a search of more than 100 Federal databases including United States Government/Department of Commerce/Treasury, European Union, United Nations Security Council, INTERPOL and World Bank in order to identify prohibited parties. Government regulations may require that organizations not deal with prohibited parties, thereby making this search a necessity.   A prohibited party is defined as “specially designated nationals, terrorists, narcotics traffickers, blocked persons and vessels and parties subject to various economic sanctioned programs who are forbidden from conducting business in the United States, as well as entities subject to license requirements because of their proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The Terrorist Link Search combines the most commonly checked watch lists such as Denied Persons, Global Terrorists and OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN’s) in a single, quick search. Global Watch Alert is updated daily as government watch lists change. Reported results include all identifiers provided in the database.

Driving History

Driving history reports are accessed directly from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in the appropriate state.  This report verifies that the applicant has a valid drivers license and will show traffic violations, accidents, suspensions of driving privileges, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and reckless operation charges.  This report is a necessity if the applicant will be driving a vehicle as part of his/her job duties.

Employment Credit Report

These reports are obtained directly from one of the nation’s leading credit bureaus.  The employment credit report provides information on your applicants personal financial habits including payment patterns on credit accounts, civil actions and bankruptcy filings.  This report is especially relevant if the applicant will be responsible for cash or large amounts of valuable company assets.

Employment Verification

Employment History checks are conducted by TriCor’s skilled investigators who directly contact the former places of employment of your applicant and obtain the information that you need when making your hiring decision.  The “Level One” verification includes dates of employment, position held and eligibility for re-hire.  Our “Level Two” verification includes all aspects of the “Level  One” verification plus an in-depth interview with the former supervisor including questions regarding job performance, attendance, ability to get along with others etc…..  TriCor’s “Level Three” employment verification includes the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) required specific questions that are to be asked of DOT regulated former employers concerning the applicants accident records and alcohol and controlled substances testing history and results. 

Education Verification

These checks are conducted by our investigators who directly contact the institution that your applicant claims to have attended.  Information obtained includes dates of attendance, year graduated and type of degree/certificate obtained.

Professional License Verification

These checks are conducted by TriCor’s experienced investigators who directly contact the licensing body from which your applicant claims to have received a license.  Information obtained includes type of license obtained, date obtained/expires and the current standing of the individual with the board.

Professional / Personal Reference Check

These interviews are conducted by TriCor’s skilled investigators who directly contact the references of your applicant and obtain the detailed information that you need when making your hiring decision.

Drug / Alcohol / Medical Screening

Our services in the area of substance abuse/medical screening are complete and include all elements necessary for the smooth, seamless operation of your program.  TriCor offers a complete range of test panels at several certified national laboratories affording you the opportunity to use the screening method desired.  Testing can be set up via a variety of methods and totally customized to your specific needs.

 

Through partnerships with the nations leading testing firms, all phases of the drug/alcohol testing process are handled by our experts including: specimen collection, chain of custody forms, testing of the specimen at a certified laboratory and review of the results by our certified Medical Review Officer.  All types of drug testing are available including urine, hair, saliva, pre-employment, post-accident, on-site, reasonable suspicion, random, DOT and non-DOT. 

 

Specific services include the following: Account setup and complete program management (All necessary forms/supplies), Identification and assignment of a specific collection facility convenient to each of your locations, variety of drug test panels performed by a certified national laboratory, most non-negative results returned within 24 hours, adulteration tests and GC/MS confirmation, results reviewed by a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), complete random selection/management program available.

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. An act of Congress directed the Secretary of Transportation to establish the Clearinghouse.

 

The Clearinghouse enables employers to identify drivers who commit a drug and alcohol program violation while working for one employer, but who fail to subsequently inform another employer (as required by current regulations). The Clearinghouse rule requires FMCSA-regulated employers, medical review officers (MROs), substance abuse professionals (SAPs), consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs), and other service agents to report to the Clearinghouse information related to violations of the drug and alcohol regulations in 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 40 and 382 by current and prospective employees.

 

The Clearinghouse requires the following:

Employers will be required to query the Clearinghouse for current and prospective employees’ drug and alcohol violations before permitting those employees to operate a CMV on public roads. Employers will be required to annually query the Clearinghouse for each driver they currently employ.

 

How TriCor Can Help:

  • Report alcohol & drug violations on your behalf
  • Track the driver signature and receipt of annual consent for all drivers who must comply with the Clearinghouse
  • Run limited queries on all CDL drivers according to the regulation
  • Run full queries as required due to the results found in the annual limited query
  • Pre-employment query on all potential new applicants as requested

Medical Sanctions / FACIS Search

TriCor’s FACIS search screens the sanction history of individuals and entities in the healthcare industry ranging from physicians to home health and ambulatory services.

To allow organizations to make different risk management decisions depending on the individual or entity, TriCor’s FACIS search offers three levels of screening. The three levels vary in the depth of the sanction search provided.

 

Level 1 conducts a search of the sanction information as taken by the OIG, the GSA and other federal agencies. The information reported in this level meets the government’s minimum requirements for sanction screening as set forth in the OIG’s Compliance Program Guidance.

 

Level 2 combines the Level 1 search of the federal agencies with disciplinary action information from multiple agencies and one state of choice.

 

Level 3 is the most robust search option, allowing you to conduct a search of disciplinary actions taken by federal agencies as well as those taken by licensing and certification agencies in all 50 states. This is the most comprehensive search method available.

Electronic Form I-9 Verification / E-Verify Service

TriCor has been approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a third-party administrator to serve as a liaison between employers and the USCIS and SSA to verify whether newly hired employees are eligible to work in the U.S. through the E-Verify system.  The Form I-9 Verification Service improves the accuracy of tax reporting, virtually eliminates Social Security mismatch letters, protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers, and helps U.S. employers maintain a legal workforce.  This Service provides an automated link to federal databases to determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The Form I-9 Verification Service is currently the best means available for employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Service (CBSV)

This service was developed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and is a useful tool in protecting vital business interests by mitigating fraud and identity theft while reducing losses, and bad/negligent hires. It checks personal identifiers such as name, SSN, date of birth and death indicator against the records on file with the SSA Master File and Death Index.  The results are virtually 100% accurate due to accessing official governmental source records.  Increasingly, employers are using this tool at the time-of-hire as part of their payroll intake process because it saves them from having to correct incorrect information later in the process and ensures that correct wage information will be credited to their employees’ earnings records.

HHS/OIG Exclusions

TriCor Employment Screening has the capability to run checks with the U.S. General Services Administration and the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General to determine if an individual has been excluded from participation in certain health care programs.  Information is available on over 18,000 individuals nationwide.  This check is a must for anyone involved in the healthcare industry.

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