Additional Background Screening Sources

Background Screening Sources

Driving Records

These reports can include records of driving while intoxicated, revoked license, accidents and minor traffic violations. Most states provide a driving history of 3 years.  Verification of driving privilege and operator restrictions that might indicate the applicant’s ability to perform job tasks. Helps verify identity and gives insight into the level of an applicant’s responsibility by determining if an applicant keeps commitments to appear in court or pay fines, has a drug/alcohol problem, and current license status.   Most states will return to you instant results. (Release may be required)

Workers Compensation

The Workers Compensation history component of a background check can provide the injury description, injury date, filing date, weekly compensation rate, and compensation dates. The availability of this background check feature varies by state and can take anywhere from two to ten business days. Signed releases authorizing a background check may need to be faxed directly to the record holder and some states have specific forms they require. Note: This information allows the employer to conduct post-job offer reviews in compliance with strict standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  It is highly recommended an employer seek legal advice before requesting this sensitive information.

Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)

Our national security search provides a search of 15 National and international lists such as the Office of the Inspector General Health and Human Services Exclusions List, Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals List, Interpol Fugitives List and FBI Most Wanted List. These lists include individuals involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violations of federal banking regulations and fugitives from justice.


Fraud and Abuse Control Information System—A current and historical database of sanctions, exclusions, disbarments and disciplinary actions for all provider types at federal and state levels.

Adverse Action Letters

Automated Pre-Adverse and Post-Adverse Action Letters that can be sent by my or email at no additional cost to you if you decide to send the letters yourself using our automated system or pay a nominal fee and DCI Resources, Inc. will mail the letters for you.   Letters can be customized to your companies needs or you can use the DCI Resources, Inc. FCRA complaint template.  All letters include a copy of the applicant’s consumer rights under the FCRA and any state applicable required notices.

Credit Reports

Employment Credit Report

Delivers fast, cost-effective confirmation of employment application information from TransUnion, including demographic and financial information for additional hiring decision support. (Access to this product requires approval and an on-site inspection)  Click Here for Important Information Regarding the Use of Credit Reports for Employment Purposes

Social Security Trace

Provides names and addresses associated with the applicant’s Social Security Number and may indicate fraudulent use.  Important tool to aid in locating all counties the applicant has lived in within the past 7 years to search for criminal records.  Helps verify that applicants are who they say they are, critical to ensure the employer is not the victim of a fraudulent application by someone with something to hide.  Where an employer does not have a sound business reason to obtain an employment credit report, the Social Security Trace gives information to help confirm identity and may uncover fraud.  Note:  This search is not a Social Security Number Verification.

Verification Requests

Employment Verification

Basic verification includes dates of employment, job title, and reason for leaving.  Some employers will verify salary with written authorization from the applicant.  Information is usually obtained from HR, personnel, or the payroll department.  However, some employers outsource their records to a 3rd party service and additional fees with apply.  This search helps to eliminate any unexplained gaps in employment, which ensures that appropriate jurisdictions have been checked for criminal records, reducing likelihood of incarceration for a serious offense.  (Release may be required)

DOT Compliance Verification

FMCSA and PHMSA Department of Transportation verifications that satisfies DOT rule 49 CFR Part 391. The Department of Transportation requires a background screening of all commercial drivers and requires employee verifications from commercial drivers’ previous 3 years of employment.

Reference Verification

Contact personal references to ascertain additional information about your applicant concerning fitness for the job in question.  Personal references can provide valuable information as to a person’s character as it relates to the job opening.

Education Verification

This search provides verification of education status in a specified institution. Will confirm degrees, diplomas or certificates, and dates attended.  Confirms the applicant has educational experience and professional ability to do the job.  Industry sources show that 30% of all job applicants falsify information about educational background.  Result times vary from 24-72 hours. (Release may be required)

Professional License Verification

Confirms whether an applicant has the required credentials or licenses for the position.  Based on the information provided, we contact the appropriate licensing agencies and verify the type of certification and date of issuance and, if applicable, expiration, as well as any comments, honors, or actions related to the certification.