Due Diligence Employment Screening Check List

Due Diligence Screening

Level 5 – Due Diligence:

A due diligence search is appropriate for businesses considering a merger, acquisition, new development or investment and can be focused on an individual or entity.  This search identifies outstanding litigation, judgments, liens and other legal issues that need to be identified.  Also searched are government watch lists, federal criminal and civil records, professional reference and license verifications, in addition to all searches from the Level 4 check search.

Products included in the Level 5 background check from Crimcheck.com include:

  1. Felony Criminal Record Search
  2. Misdemeanor Criminal Record Search
  3. Sexual Offender Database Search
  4. Social Security Number Trace
  5. Driving Record
  6. Education Verification
  7. Employment Verification
  8. Federal Criminal
  9. Federal Bankruptcy
  10. Media Search
  11. Judgments & Liens Database
  12. OFAC
  13. OIG Denied Parties List
  14. County and Federal Civil Search
  15. Professional License Verification
  16. Global Sanctions Check

Judgments & Liens Database

The types of Judgments and Liens searched include federal tax, state tax, county tax, state tax, judgment liens, and personal property liens.  This information is helpful if you are considering going into business with or acquiring a company. Before an acquisition, it is imperative to know if a property has been encumbered or whether there are any other claims pending.

OFAC

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.

Crimcheck.com OFAC search allows a company to verify that they are not conducting business with individuals who pose a threat to the United States.

OFAC provides downloadable guidelines and FAQs for specific industries, including:

  • Financial Sector
  • Money Service Businesses
  • Insurance Industry
  • Exporters and Importers
  • Tourism / Travel
  • Credit Reporting
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) / Non-profit
  • Corporate Registration

Search includes:

  • (SDN) Specially Designated Nationals List
  • (PLC) – Palestinian Legislative Council List
  • FBI Most Wanted Terrorist List
  • BIS Denied Persons/Unverified List
  • Canada (OSFI) Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions
  • Europe HM Treasury Sanction List, European Union Sanction List
  • UN – United Nations 1267 List

Learn more about the OFAC service.

OIG Denied Parties List

OIG’s List of Excluded Individuals and Entities details individuals and entities who are currently excluded from involvement in Medicare, Medicaid and other Federal health care programs. Specific industries involved in Healthcare are required to utilize this search in order to comply with Federal regulations.

Learn more about the OIG Denied Parties List service.

County and Federal Civil Search

In order to conduct due diligence before entering into a business partnership, a due diligence search is recommended.  Cases involving personal/Corporate litigation at the county level are reported, as well as Federal level cases such as constitutional or federal cases.

A Professional Reference check includes a personal call to select references.  Crimcheck.com has developed a comprehensive set of queries designed to provide a clear, objective picture of your candidate.

Learn more about the County and Federal Civil Search service.

Professional License Verification

A multitude of industries require specialized licensing to be held for certain positions. Crimcheck.com can verify any professional license including expiration status, validity, and disciplinary actions.

Licensing is often required by law in order to practice or work in a specific profession.  Many professions require licensing.  Licensing is often used to protect the general public from harm from practitioners who lack training or competence in their field.  Medicine, Accountancy, Engineering, Education, and Social Work are just some examples of fields that require licensure.  Licensure is similar to certification; however certification is usually a qualification for employment, rather than practice in a certain field.

Generally, there are three types of certification and licensing: Profession wide, Corporate and Product Specific.

Corporate, or internal certifications, are made by a company for internal purposes. For example, a corporation might require a safety training course for all production personnel, after which they receive a certificate.

Product-specific certifications are usually designed to certify personnel regarding their training around a specific product, usually computer or IT related. This certification is held by the individual and can be carried with them from company to company. A good example is a software certification.

Learn more about the Professional License Verification service.

Global Sanctions Check

The Global Sanction watch list includes names from various international agencies.  It identifies individuals and organizations that are considered high risk. Included with the Global Sanction watch list are the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted, Interpol’s Most Wanted, and OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List, among many others.  This search is for companies needing to comply with the Patriot Act, Sarbanes-Oxley and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.  It is most often used in industries that are involved in international trade.

Learn more about the Global Sanctions check service.