Category Archives: News & Announcements

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CRC is Offering Mobile Fingerprinting for NC Organizations

In response to Law Enforcement agencies in North Carolina suspending fingerprint collection services due to COVID-19, CRC is offering a mobile fingerprinting option for employers that are seeking an alternative. This allows local businesses and government agencies to continue fulfilling their fingerprinting requirements during the pandemic.
 
Interested parties can simply reach out to CRC’s business development team to schedule an appointment and CRC’s fingerprinting technician comes onsite to collect their employees’ fingerprints via Livescan. In consideration of our country’s fight against COVID-19, CRC has strict procedures in place to ensure that the employee and our technician are safe during the fingerprinting process. Once the collection is complete, the technician will print the cards and mail them to your company.
 
If you’d like to learn more about this process or schedule an appointment, contact us at sales@mycrc.com or by phone at (877) 272-0266.


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Fingerprint Background Check Providers Suspending Services Due to COVID-19

Many Law Enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada are beginning to suspend services such as fingerprint collection and background checks for employment purposes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Employers and non-profits that rely on fingerprint checks for hiring purposes in areas where these services are suspended will experience indefinite delays.

While these updates will undoubtedly affect many organizations’ ability to screen candidates for essential roles during the outbreak, there are alternatives available that can limit hiring risk. Many courts and federal agencies around the country are staying open so their public access terminals and databases can be utilized to access criminal history reports. If you’re unfamiliar with criminal record searches, an accredited background screener can help pull these records for you. Many screening companies are still operating and providing FCRA compliant results for name-based searches and some can even provide detailed reports within 1 – 2 business days so your team is staffed quicker.

If your organization is affected by the recent fingerprint service restrictions, let us know if we can help.


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US Navy Expands Drug Screening Policies Due to Alarming Synthetic Opioid Statistics

Effective immediately, the U.S. Navy will start testing all drug screening urine samples for Fentanyl, a highly addictive synthetic opioid. The expanded screening initiative is due to alarming data issued by the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report on March 21, 2019. The announcement, which you can read by clicking here, states that overdose deaths due to Fentanyl rose from 1,615 in 2011 to 18,335 in 2016. According to the study, numbers and rates increased for all sex, age, racial and ethnic subgroups, and most public health regions. Pharmaceutical Fentanyl was developed to help cancer patients manage pain and is often applied as a patch on the skin, though it’s available as an intravenous injection as well as a pill.

As CRC covered in our previous article about Fentanyl, standard 9 and 10 panel Non-DOT regulated drug screens are unable to detect Fentanyl as well as other synthetic opioids. The Navy is following a trend set by other proactive organizations that have implemented expanded random drug screening policies to maintain a healthy workforce. If you’re interested in working with a provider that can screen for Fentanyl as well as other synthetic opioids, CRC offers an integrated drug screening solution that allows employers to schedule collections via a user-friendly paperless platform. Reach out to one of our Sales representatives for more information!