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Linda Mack, President of Global, Recognized as NAPBS Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Linda Mack, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Volunteer of the Month. Linda Mack, President, Global Investigative Services Inc., has been selected as the June 2018 NAPBS Volunteer of the Month. Liinda is a member of the Government Relations Committee and Access and Accuracy Sub-committee, and consistently and regularly volunteers to testify when legislative issues arise [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Background Check Cleared Program

By |May 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

New Laws That Have Been Passed

Philadelphia and Use of Credit Reports by Employers Per Phil. Code §9-1102, effective July 1, 2017 it is generally unlawful for an employer to obtain or use credit information in connection with: hiring, discharge, tenure, promotion, discipline or conditions of employment. http://phlcouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/012816-CP-Unlawful-Credit-Screening-for-Employment.pdf New York City and Use of Salary History by Employers Effective November 1, 2017 and per City Administration [...]

By |November 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Global Investigative Services, Inc. Achieves Accreditation

      For Immediate Release GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES, INC. ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL ACCREDITATION   RALEIGH, N.C., April 17, 2017 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Global Investigative Services, Inc. has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Power Conference

Thursday, August 25, 2016 8AM - 5PM Stop by our booth to see us at the Power Conference in Bethesda, Maryland. Details click here: The Power Conference

By |August 22nd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

What to learn from the Spokeo case

SCOTUS Fair Credit Reporting Act Background Check Standing Case Remanded to Lower Court - Lexology - http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=2877d565-3a14-496e-ab39-7ace11e343c1

By |May 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

If the government can probe social media as part of the security clearance process, don’t you think as an employer it’s time to consider it as well?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators can now probe Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites as a part of background checks for security clearances — something that lawmakers said Friday was a classic case of the government playing catch-up with technology. http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/e882671d97a245c9bffadbcebd52344c/security-clearance-background-checks-include-social-media

By |May 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

What Ban the Box Will Mean to Employers in Montgomery County, Maryland

On  October 28, 2014 the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council unanimously passed Bill 36-14 or “Ban the Box.” The bill would prevent certain employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until after the first interview. Under the bill, if an employer has intentions to withdraw a conditional job offer based on an applicant’s arrest or conviction record, the employer must: Provide [...]

By |November 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Montgomery County, Maryland Poised to Ban the Box Early 2015

On October 9, 2014 the Montgomery County Council Committee met to discuss Bill 36-14 also referred to as “Ban the Box.” The bill would prohibit certain employers from including a criminal history question on a job application or asking about arrest history or convictions until after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Discussion was had on whether or [...]

By |October 9th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

DC Set to Ban the Box

Earlier this month, D.C.’s Mayor Vincent Gray signed the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014, making the District one of a growing number of jurisdictions to “ban the box.” The law will restrict employers, with more than ten employees, from asking for criminal history information during the application process. The elimination of this question will allow employers to [...]

By |September 29th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments