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Background Investigations

WHY YOU SHOULD CONDUCT A PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:

Investigators at one company found that approximately 17% of the applicants for employment have questionable items in their backgrounds.

2570 educators nationwide were punished for sexual misconduct from 2001 to 2005, representing a quarter of all educator misconduct cases in that period of time. ( The Background Investigator, Volume 7, Number 12 )

In 2006 retailers apprehended 66,507 dishonest employees, an increase of 6.57% over 2005. ( The Background Investigator, Volume 7, Number 12 )

Under the doctrine of negligent hiring, employers are being held liable for the criminal acts of employees. By adopting a mandatory investigation policy, an employer can minimize exposure for the negligent hiring of new employees. ( Kevin Prendergast, Human Resource Professional Magazine )

Following is an explanation of background investigations conducted by Fifer Investigations, LLC.

Executive / C.E.O. /Deputy Sheriff/ Police Officer / Firefighter (78 - 86 hours)

This investigation is the most thorough and detailed. This investigation includes:

  • In depth interview with applicant.
  • A criminal history investigation comprised of a Michigan and other state central record check for felony and misdemeanor crimes.
  • A check through the federal court system to search for arrests for violation of federal laws, bankruptcies and civil suits.
  • Checks with all state, county, local police agencies and courts in whose jurisdiction or neighboring jurisdiction the applicant has resided, worked, or attended school during the last fifteen years. Reports and details of arrests or other investigations involving the applicant, and information on any civil suits in both District and Circuit Court in which the applicant has been a plaintiff or defendant.
  • Checks of Sexual Offender Registrations nationwide.
  • Obtaining information identifying all previous employers within the last fifteen years and contacting each of them.
  • Detailed interviews with all former employers and/or partners, including interviews with both superiors and subordinates and Human Resources offices.
  • Investigation of the last five years driving record, including reports or details of any traffic violation or accident.
  • Verification of education, licenses, or specialized formal training and membership in professional organizations.
  • Credit report with detailed investigation, verification, and explanation of financial deficiencies. Investigation to determine if there has been any bankruptcy claims.
  • Detailed interviews with spouse, significant other, family, and personal references.
  • Interview current and past landlords and neighbors.
  • Military service.
  • Check social networking websites for applicant participation.
  • Summary of findings.

Management/ Corrections Officer/Police Support Officer / Dispatcher/ Parking Enforcement Officer (42 - 56 hours)

This investigation includes:

  • In depth interview with applicant.
  • A criminal history investigation comprised of a Michigan and other state central record check for felony and misdemeanor crimes.
  • Checks with all state, county, local police agencies and courts in whose jurisdiction or neighboring jurisdiction the applicant has resided, worked, or attended school during the last ten years. Reports and details of arrests or other investigations involving the applicant, and information on any civil suits in both District and Circuit Court in which the applicant has been a plaintiff or defendant.
  • A check through the federal court system to search for arrests for violation of federal laws, bankruptcies and civil suits.
  • Checks of Sexual Offender Registrations nationwide.
  • Verification of education, licenses, or specialized formal training and membership in professional organizations.
  • Credit report with detailed investigation, verification, and explanation of financial deficiencies. Investigation to determine if there have been any bankruptcy filings.
  • Investigation of the last five years driving record, including reports or details of any traffic violations or accidents.
  • Obtaining information identifying up to seven previous employers or last ten years and contacting each of them.
  • Detailed interviews with all former employers and/or partners, including interviews with both superiors and subordinates and Human Resources office.
  • Detailed interviews with up to six personal references.
  • Check social networking websites for applicant participation.
  • Summary of findings.

Municipal/Civilian (36 - 46 hours)

This investigation includes:

  • A criminal history investigation comprised of a Michigan and other state central record check for felony and misdemeanor crimes.
  • Checks with all state, county, local police agencies and courts in whose jurisdiction or neighboring jurisdiction the applicant has resided, worked, or attended school during the last seven years. Reports and details of arrests or other investigations involving the applicant and information on any civil suits in both Circuit and District Court in which the applicant has been a plaintiff or defendant.
  • A check through the federal court system to search for arrests for violation of federal laws, bankruptcies and civil suits.
  • Checks of Sexual Offender Registrations nationwide.
  • Investigation of the last five years driving record, including reports or details of any traffic violations or accidents.
  • Verification of education, licenses, or specialized formal training and membership in professional organizations.
  • Credit report with detailed investigation, verification, and explanation of financial deficiencies. Investigation to determine if there have been any bankruptcy filings.
  • Detailed interviews with the last five former employers and/or partners or the last seven years including interviews with both superiors and subordinates and Human Resources office.
  • Detailed interviews with up to four personal references.

Entry Level (7 - 12 Hours)

This investigation includes:

  • A criminal history investigation comprised of a Michigan and other state central record check for felony and high misdemeanor crimes.
  • A check for any contact the applicant may have had with the Michigan Department of State Police, the County Sheriff's Department and Municipal Police Department where the applicant has resided or worked during the past five years.
  • A check with all state, county, local police agencies and courts in whose jurisdiction or neighboring jurisdiction the applicant has resided, worked, or attended school during the last five years.
  • A check through the federal court system to search for arrests for violation of federal laws, bankruptcies and civil suits.
  • Checks of Sexual Offender Registrations in all states the applicant has resided in.
  • Complete driving record examination, including details of traffic citations and traffic accidents in the past five years.
  • Credit report with detailed investigation, verification, and explanation of deficiencies. Also to determine if there have been any bankruptcy filings.

A determination of validity of a passport, visa, or naturalization status would be made at any level upon request.

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