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Data Facts, Inc. Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Re-Accreditation

by Susan McCullah

Nov 28, 2017 2:29:35 PM

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RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Data Facts, Inc. has successfully demonstrated continued compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and is recognized as BSCC-Accredited. 

Data Facts has always been committed to the highest standards of compliance in all policies and procedures.  In 2010, Johnna Leeds was appointed the Compliance Manager at Data Facts and has since been promoted to VP of Compliance, which further communicates Data Facts' dedication to ensuring exceptional best practices.

“We are honored to receive this re-accreditation,” Johnna stated recently. “In a very competitive market we strive to differentiate ourselves by providing the most reliable and compliant information to our clients. This re-accreditation reflects what Data Facts has ALWAYS stood for, which is our commitment to professional and ethical standards.”

Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.

Since its inception, NAPBS has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSAAP.  Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is becoming a widely recognized seal of achievement that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies).  This recognition will stand as the industry “seal,” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.

The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates the background screening organizations seeking accreditation, to meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas:  consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.

Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at www.napbs.com.

About Data Facts, Inc.
Since 1989, Data Facts, Inc. has provided trusted information to mortgage lending and background screening professionals to reach sound lending and hiring decisions. The company maintains a national footprint, keeps a close eye on technological development, and stays at the forefront of industry compliance and regulations. This insight allows them to provide a suite of comprehensive solutions to advance their clients' efficiency in sound decision making.  Their dedication to operational excellence and personalized support has solidified them as an industry leader.

Their commitment to the above industry standards is proven by their NAPBS accreditation, sustaining the SOC 2 certification, the majority of the staff holding FCRA certifications, & maintaining active roles on the NCRA & multiple MBA boards.

Data Facts, Inc. was the proud recipient of the Commercial Appeal's Top Workplace Award in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.  In addition, Data Facts, Inc. is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a women-owned business.

For more information, please contact Data Facts, Inc. at 901-685-7599 or email info@datafacts.com. Subscribe to their lending solutions or background screening blog, follow them on Twitter at @dfscreening and @dflending, and connect on LinkedIn at Data Facts, Inc. to stay abreast of industry updates.

About NAPBS
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 800 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening.  NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.napbs.org.

Media Contact:
Susan McCullah
Marketing Project Manager
(901) 685-7599
susan@datafacts.com

Topics: NAPBS accreditation, NAPBS

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