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CRC partners with CCUL to offer background checks to credit unions, Inc (CRC) is excited to announce our partnership with the Carolinas Credit Union League. Under this partnership, CRC will provide accredited background screening services to League-affiliated credit unions. CRC has developed a background screening program specific to CCUL members which includes pre-established compliance solutions, as well as industry-specific packages and services.

For more information about our partnership with the Carolinas Credit Union League, please reach out to CRC’s Customer Care Group at 877-272-0266.

CRC is one of only 88 companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). If you are an association interested in offering an industry-specific background screening program to your members, please contact Dorian Dehnel at 877-272-0266 Ext. 1024.

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Federal Judge Rules that Mick Mulvaney Will Serve as Acting Director of the CFPB

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Richard Cordray resigned from his position as the CFPB director and appointed Leandra English, former CFPB chief of staff, to serve as the acting director until the Senate confirms a nominee. On the same day, President Trump announced that Mulvaney, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget director, would serve in the position instead of English.

English filed a lawsuit to block President Trump’s appointment of Mulvaney. The lawsuit was denied by a Federal judge.  Mulvaney reported to his new position on Monday and announced an immediate 30-day hold on hiring and regulations at CFPB.

What is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)?

The CFPB is a regulatory agency charged with overseeing financial products and services offered to consumers. The CFPB sole purpose is to ‘protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law.’ The agency has also taken an active role in monitoring the background screening industry. One of the agency’s most notable actions was from October 2015, when they levied fines and civil penalties exceeding $13 million against two background screening providers for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s requirement for maximum possible accuracy.  Click here for more information on the October 2015 consent decree.

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Broward Health’s Interim CEO Making $650,000 Annually Discovered to Hold a Master’s Degree from a Diploma Mill.

Broward Health’s Interim CEO Making $650,000 Annually Discovered to Hold a Master’s Degree from a Diploma Mill.

The new CEO for Broward Health obtained a master’s degree in health administration from a defunct institution, Kennedy-Western University. Her degree was identified as originating from a diploma mill during the education verification portion of her background check.

Diploma Mills are organizations that are not accredited by the U.S. Department of Education and claim to be a higher education institution, but they offer illegitimate academic degrees and diplomas for a fee. NAPBS accredited background screening agencies are required to conduct education verifications to ensure that diploma mills are identified, and as an NAPBS accredited firm, CRC can help ensure that your hiring requirements are met! Click the link below for the full article!

Please reach out to CRC’s Customer Care Group if you have any questions about how our Education Verification services can help you verify your candidate’s education claims!

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NC Senate Bill 445 aims to ease expungements and raise the age of prosecution

Easier expungements and more are soon to be a reality in North Carolina with the signing of Senate Bill 445: CRC Has the Details!

Senate Bill 445 was signed by Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday providing individuals with easier access to expungements for non-violent records and will raise the minimum age of prosecution for non-violent offenses from 16 to 18. The law will go into effect on December 1st. Follow the link below for more information regarding this story.

Please reach out to CRC’s Customer Care Group if you have any questions about how this new bill will affect your background screening results!


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Ban the Box Legislation for State Government Hiring Clears NC House Committee

Excerpted from, by Colin Campbell 

Legislation to help people with criminal records get state government jobs is advancing in the N.C. House.

House Bill 409 unanimously passed the House State Personnel Committee Wednesday and is similar to “ban the box” proposals. It would ban state agencies from asking about an applicant’s criminal record until the person has received an interview.

The requirement wouldn’t apply to private companies, and it wouldn’t apply to law enforcement jobs or positions that “involve direct interaction with minors or the elderly.”

“This gives the opportunity for people to interview the person who’s applying for the job before they discount them,” said Rep. Rena Turner, the Iredell County Republican who sponsored the bill with three other Republicans. “If they have the qualifications for that job, then they need to have the opportunity to be employed. This does not deny anyone the ability to do a record check after they’ve had that initial interview.”

You can read the full article HERE

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CRC to sponsor Practice Putting Green – Rex Hospital Open

We are excited to sponsor the Practice Putting Green at the 30th annual Rex Hospital Open. This year’s Open will be held from June 1- June 4, 2017 at the beautiful course at TPC Wakefield Plantation. If you are interested in Champion’s Club tickets courtesy of CRC, please reach out to Dorian Dehnel. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Click on the following site for more information about the tournament

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SHRM 17 Annual Conference – New Orleans

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We will be exhibiting at the SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans from June 18 to June 21. Be sure to stop by Booth #249 to learn how (CRC) takes the Stress Out of Background Checks.  If you are stressed out and frustrated with long turnaround times, unresponsive customer service or inaccurate reporting, you will not want to miss this chance to speak with us.  While you are at our booth, don’t forget to enter into our Daily Drawing or pick up a stress-relief gift.

We’ve partnered with SHRM to offer our customers a special discount for a limited time, save $200 on a full conference registration when you register with code ANN17EXPOSAVE. Click here to download your Complimentary Expo Pass.  

Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for Conference Updates, Announcements of the Winners of our Daily Drawings and the latest news in the Background Screening Industry.  Hope to see you there!


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NHRMC Gala - Jan 28 17

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Founders’ Gala 2017

On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Founders’ Gala kicked off the social season at the Air Wilmington Hanger at ILM Airport. This event featured epicurean delights from top chefs around Wilmington and live music. The Founders’ Gala raises money each year to support the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This year, more than 600 supporters of NHRMC including physicians, care partners, corporate business partners, community leaders, and our own VP of Business Development, Dorian Dehnel, with his wife, Shelley Mitchell, were all in attendance.


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Financial regulators are forcing two of the largest employment background screening companies to pay $12.5 million in fines and relief payments for allegedly reporting inaccurate information about job applicants.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said General Information Services and its affiliate, Inc. (BGC), unlawfully included civil suit and civil judgment information from more than seven years ago in reports they provided to prospective employers.

“General Information Services and its affiliate failed to take basic steps to provide accurate background screening reports to employers about job applicants,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a news release. “Today, we are holding two of the largest companies in this market accountable for cleaning up the quality of their reports.”

The agency has ordered the companies to correct their practices, pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and $10.5 million in relief to they victims. The CFPB said the reports potentially harmed applicants’ employment eligibility and reputations.

South Carolina-based GIS and its affiliate, BGC, based in Texas, collectively generate and sell more than 10 million consumer reports about job applicants to prospective employers annually. The CFPB said the reports include criminal history information and civil records, among other types of data, that’s used to determine the hiring eligibility of applicants and make other types of employment decisions.

The CFPB said the companies violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to employ reasonable procedures to assure the accuracy of the information contained in the reports.

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ORLANDO (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man is suing Waffle House claiming it unfairly used background checks and denied his employment application.

William Jones, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated, has filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 1 in the
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Waffle House Inc., WH Capital LLC, The Source for Public Data LP,, Shadowsoft Inc., Harlington-Straker Studio Inc., and Dale Bruce Stringfellow over claims of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Jones alleges that in December 2014, he applied for employment at a Waffle House, who used PublicData to run a background check on him. According to the complaint, Waffle House denied Jones employment due to this background check, which plaintiff argues had inaccuracies. However, Jones argues that Waffle House did not provide proper disclosures prior to running a background check on him, did not provide him of a copy of his background report prior to taking adverse actions, did not provide a separate post-adverse notice to him, which all violated the FCRA.

Jones is seeking a trial by jury and is suing for statutory, compensatory, special, general, and punitive damages; court and attorney fees; and any other rewards deemed appropriate by the court. He is being represented by Michael J. Pascucci and Joshua H. Eggnatz of the law offices of Eggnatz, Lopatin, & Pascucci, LLP in Davie, Fla. and the offices of CounselOne PC in Beverly Hills, Calif.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division case number 6:15-cv-01637-RBD-DAB