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Background Check Your Volunteers…but Only After Getting Their Consent

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Each volunteer should sign a disclosure authorizing a background check, before you do such screening. Background screening reports, like credit reports, are regulated in what they can include and how they are used by the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act). Additionally, local and state laws will affect the kinds of information available in background reports. Volunteer organizations should consult an attorney, or hire an experienced screening company, in order to comply with all privacy and discrimination laws.