MD provides comprehensive background screening solutions based on a thorough business analysis of each client's unique business needs, processes and environment. We will take the time to listen, learn and deliver a solution, not just a service. We customize position-specific search criteria, track screening progress, and generate a single integrated report for each candidate, with a focus on quality, accuracy, turn-around-time, FCRA compliance, and innovative technology.

Pre-employment background screening will enable your company to:
  • Ensure that job applicants possess the experience and credentials that they claim to, and that are necessary to be effective in a particular position.
  • Protect assets and better control employee theft.
  • Ensure employees' sense of security and peace of mind.
  • Enhance productivity.
  • Lower employee turnover.
  • Avoid workplace accidents.
  • Limit insurance cost increases.
  • Control absenteeism.
  • Contain healthcare costs.
  • Protect against negligent hiring lawsuits.
There are hundreds of options available when it comes to choosing a company to provide pre-employment screening services. The challenge is finding the right company for your organization. Not all background investigation providers are created equal and not all companies have the same objectives.
Alias Names
Alias names are important because criminal records are sorted by name and date of birth. For example, if a woman is convicted under the name Susan Smith and then she marries, her name changes to Susan Jones. If records are searched under Susan Jones, they will be missed. Social Security Numbers have very little effect on an investigation. Clients can choose from three searches: Current Name Only, All Names Provided (current name and maiden or other names), or All Names Provided and Developed (from SSN Trace).

Information Reported: All felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions and related activity on record are reported. The industry standard is to report any activity within the past seven years, however this may vary depending on state reporting guidelines. Longer periods or activity may also be reported and can be customized based on a specific client's request. Pending cases and open arrest warrants are also reported as well as all available case disposition information.


Civil Records
Civil records should be treated objectively when making employment decisions. It is recommended that your company establish a policy that clearly outlines employment decisions based on civil records.

Information Reported: Small claims, family court, and all other civil action on file are reported.


Consumer Credit Report
Consumer credit information is gathered from the major credit bureaus, providing information regarding trade accounts, payment history, collections, and public records.


County Criminal Record Check
All criminal records are a result of an individual breaking an existing state law. They originate within a specific county of the state. These crimes are tried within the county courts and therefore originate and reside within that specific court or jurisdiction. Most often, these criminal records require a physical visit to the court to conduct the search. In some instances court records can be obtained electronically, however we will not use these sources unless the data is as accurate as conducting a physical search.

Information Reported: All felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions and related activity on record are reported. The industry standard is to report any activity within the past seven years, however depending on state reporting guidelines this may vary. Longer periods or activity may also be reported and can be customized based on a specific client's request. Pending cases and open arrest warrants are also reported as well as all available case disposition information.


DOT Verifications of Employment
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Sec. 391.23) requires a three-year history of all DOT positions to be verified.

Information Reported: Work History, Drug and Alcohol history, Accident & Incident history, along with reasons for leaving, eligibility for rehire, dates of employment, title and performance history.


Education Verifications
Verify all applicants' claimed education. Many employers require applicants to have a degree, and it is important to verify that applicants have earned education they claim.

Information reported: Dates of attendance, degree received, GPA (Where available)


Employment Verifications
Verify applicants' listed employment history. Nearly thirty percent of all application misrepresentations are made on employment history.

Information Reported: Dates of employment, positions held, reasons for leaving, eligibility for rehire, title held and performance history. Customized questions can also be requested.


Federal Criminal Record Check
Federal statues or laws are separate from state statues, therefore any crime and or conviction within the Federal Court System will result in those offenses and records being maintained within the Federal System. A search of county or state records will not find Federal Records.

Information reported: All felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions and related activity on record are reported. The industry standard is to report any activity within the past seven years. Longer periods or activity may also be reported and can be customized based on a specific client's request. Pending cases and open arrest warrants are also reported as well as all available case disposition information.


Government Data Repositories
Various government departments maintain databases (lists of individuals or entities). These databases consist of people and entities that are excluded from participating in federally funded programs. They also include wanted persons or those who carry a special status.

Examples include: 
  • The US Bureau of Industry and Security (denied persons list) - List of persons or entities on the Bureau of Industry and Security denied persons list. (U.S. import and export controls and regulations).
  • Directorate of Defense Trade Controls List (prohibited persons or entities) - DDTC is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions list (USML).
  • The US Office of Foreign Assets Control's list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons - Search of trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
  • The FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists.
  • The Office of the Inspector General's List of Excluded Individuals/Entities in the delivery of health care services- Searches for persons or entities involved in patient abuse, health care fraud, or controlled substance felonies.
  • The General Service Administration's List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Non-procurement Programs.
Information Reported: A check of the appropriate data repository is conducted and reported results include all information in the database.


I-9 Verification
Verifies an applicant's legal right to work in the U.S., using the DHS and SSA databases.

Information reported: Validates work status, social security number, and I-9 number.


International Screening
Obtaining and reporting high quality screening results in over 250 countries,  international searches of criminal records, driving records, credit reports, employment history, and education history are obtained. While most records can be obtained, depending on the availability of information from each country, we will work with you to determine the appropriate scope of work and turnaround time by country.


Media Search
The Media Search checks nearly 10,000 compiled periodical and news sources using the full applicant name.

Information Reported: Results are tailored by individual client requirements and generally include the name, date, and source of articles in which the applicant is reasonably concluded to be the subject or author. Number or years searched are determined by client and full articles are reported.


Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
A motor vehicle history for the State in which an individual holds a driver’s license is necessary for those who drive company vehicles or drive their own vehicle on company business.

Information Reported:  States differ in the information provided, but the avg. history is available for 3 years.   Instant results are available in many states.


National Criminal Database Search
The National Criminal Record Database searches a proprietary criminal database containing over 300 million plus records. The criminal records comprising the database are obtained from county, state, and federal repositories as well as correctional institution and law enforcement records.

Information Reported: The National Criminal Record Database search is designed to broaden an established search criteria in an effort to capture information outside of scope and identify jurisdictions in which an applicant potentially has a criminal record. This search can also identify potential registered sex offenders. This search is not designed to be a primary research tool. It is instead designed to add to the efficiency of an investigation. Any record found should be validated by an actual search of court records. Employment decisions should not be made based on this database information.


National Sex Offender Registry
This nationwide search of registered sex offenders includes fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. This search accesses public information from each state. It lists sex offenders, who in most cases have been convicted of sexually violent offenses against adults and children.

Caution: The National Sexual Offender Registry does not contain information on all convicted sex offenders. Some states provide information only for sex offenders with assessment scores of Intermediate or High. For example, California sex offender registry information is only available to employers hiring specific positions. No database search will contain all records, therefore a manual search by state and jurisdictions is recommended.


Professional Reference
Verify all applicants' professional affiliations.

Information reported: Dependability, integrity, character, and work ethic. Customized questions can also be requested.


Professional License Verifications
Validates reported licenses held by the applicant, through the specific licensing agency.

Information reported: Verifies that a valid license is held, license type, dates and professional standing.


Social Security Number Trace
The Social Security Number Trace (SSN Trace) provides a documented historical connection between an applicant and their SSN based on history of use, and death records as well as year and state of issuance, as captured by the credit bureaus. The SSN Trace may reveal use of multiple SSN and/or aliases (AKA's). Criminal records may be searched using AKA's found; previous locations of residence may be used to determine additional jurisdictions for criminal record searches.


Statewide Criminal Record Check
Not all states allow access to their criminal record repository. Where available, criminal records are searched at the State Central Criminal Repository. All counties report their criminal records to the state in which they reside, however the timelines vary greatly by county/state.

Information reported: All felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions and related activity on record are reported. The industry standard is to report any activity within the past seven years, however depending on state reporting guidelines this may vary. Longer periods or activity may also be reported and can be customized based on a specific client's request. Pending cases and open arrest warrants are also reported as well as all available case disposition information.


Terrorism Watch Search
Global Watch Alert checks numerous government watch lists, including individuals, organizations, and companies that have been placed on watch status by the United States Government, European Union, United Nations Security Council, World Bank or foreign governments. This search is important to your business because these individuals and entities may be a threat to global and national security and in most cases cannot be legally employed.


Workers Compensation History
 Information is obtained from each states repository and contains names, dates, and type of injury.





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