The Federal Drive, a show on Federal News Radio recently offered the following advice to job seekers: Background check in your future? Don’t lie! One of the things that I got out of the material is the difference between the federal government and other employers.
The show included comments from Debra Roth. She’s a partner […]
I love old black-and-white Western movies. One standard scene involved two trains speeding through the country toward each other. You knew that if something didn’t happen, there’d be a big, nasty wreck.
That’s the scene in business today. Except, instead of two trains we’ve got screening practices and legislative efforts to make sure that everyone […]
Recently, HR Morning carried an article titled: “EEOC warns about background checks.” It’s about the E-RACE program. Here’s a core paragraph.
“The EEOC program designed to combat discriminatory practices tied to background checks is called E-RACE (Eradicating Racism And Colorism from Employment). It started when the agency noted, in the last few years, a steep […]
Boy, are they red-faced at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). That’s the state agency responsible for making sure that children in the care of the state are treated properly. The agency has been in the headlines before for a variety of problems.
Now the Orlando Sentinel reports that “Florida DCF to screen […]
Sometimes I wonder what my government does with all the money I send them. I’ve been following the background check process of the Federal Government, hoping that I’d learn something about how to use background checks more effectively. Boy was I looking in the wrong place.
There’s an article in Government Executive about how “by Oct, […]
During the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, lots of criminals wound up among good people on buses and in shelters. Still others used the occasion as an opportunity to get out of town and not come back. In Texas they think they have a solution for both those problems.
The Houston Chronicle story headlined: “Next […]
Under the headline “Aviation workers soon to get more criminal checks,” USA Today writes about changes that are coming for workers at America’s airlines.
“More than a million aviation workers — including pilots, mechanics and flight attendants — will begin undergoing more thorough background checks in January as the U.S. focuses on preventing insider terrorist […]