Criminal History Services Product Descriptions

ESS Core Criminal Products

Product Name
Description
Social Security Report Searches a commercial database that compares the provided Social Security Number against credit headers and public records data. The report may locate possible alternative names or addresses associated with the SSN for the purpose of identifying those jurisdictions in which to conduct further research.. (Note: The SSN Trace is not conducted through the Social Security Administration and cannot be used as the basis for any employment decision or confirmation of identity. For a true SSN validation, please see our Consent-Based SSN Verification, which is obtained from the SSA.)
County Criminal Search Searches county judicial criminal records. Reports felony and misdemeanor convictions and pending cases within the last 7 years. Additional years searched are available per client contract and subject to state reporting laws. Customer will pay any county-imposed fees. Criminal Researchers will search county criminal records for information regarding felony and misdemeanor cases. These searches can vary from authorized access, court kiosks, and physical record searches. Some county courts will only allow clerk assistance for the searches which can add additional time. Information reported generally consists of an offense date, nature of offense, type of crime, disposition date, and current status. Customer will pay any county-imposed fees.
Federal Criminal Search Searches U.S. District Courts using the PACER system, a federally managed resource, and reports felony & misdemeanor convictions and pending cases within the last 7 years. Additional years searched are available per client contract and subject to state reporting laws. Criminal records may reveal white collar convictions, interstate-related offenses, mail fraud, and drug crimes. Information reported generally consists of an offense date, nature of offense, type of crime, disposition date, and current status, subject to reporting limitations. Customer will pay any court-imposed fees.
Statewide Criminal Search Searches statewide judicial or law enforcement repositories. Reports felony and misdemeanor convictions and pending cases within the last 7 years. Additional years searched are available per client contract and subject to state reporting laws. Information reported generally consists of an offense date, nature of offense, type of crime, disposition date, and current status. Customer will pay any state-imposed fees. NOTE: ESS maintains guidelines concerning accuracy, timeliness and thoroughness of the statewide repositories. Due to these standards, not every state will be offered.
National Multi-Jurisdictional Search The National Multi-Jurisdictional Search (NMJS) pulls information from the largest criminal database available, with over 600 million records covering jurisdictions in all 50 states. This database contains information on felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions and currently registered sex offenders. This is a commercial database search; ESS will not publish any information from this database.  Any confirmation searches ordered as a result of the NMJS are charged at the separate, a la carte price.
National Multi-State Sex & Other Offender Registries Searches each state's publicly available Sex Offender & Other Covered Offender registries and report information about registered offenders. Typically, reported information includes the full name of the offender, classification of the offense and the offender's last known address. The criminal history information supplied by states may vary, and the level of detail about offenders may likewise vary.
State Sex/Other Offender Registry Searches the State Sex Offender Registry and reports sex-related criminal convictions within the last 7 years, subject to legal limitations.  Typically, reported information includes the full name of the offender, classification of the offense and the offender's last known address; however, since the criminal history information supplied by states may vary, the level of detail about offenders may likewise vary.
Motor Vehicle Report Searches state motor vehicle record repositories and reports the driving history and status of a driver's license. States typically report 3 years of driving history. ESS offers both individual and commercial MVRs for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Information reported varies by state, but can include driving history information, such as insurance lapses, license suspensions, revocations, accidents, traffic violations, and outstanding warrants.  Some states require special consent forms. State-imposed fees will be charged to the customer.
OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) Searches and reports information from a federal database hosted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control under the US Treasury Department, which maintains what is known as the terrorist watch list.  This is also known as the Patriot Act search.  OFAC maintains a list of individuals subject to sanctions, such as Specially Designated Nationals, terrorists, narcotics traffickers, blocked persons and parties subject to various economic sanctions programs who are forbidden from conducting business in the United States.
OIG (Office of the Inspector General) Searches and reports information from a database maintained by the Office of Inspector General, whose mission it is to protect the integrity of the Department of Health & Human Resources programs as well as the health and welfare of program beneficiaries. Generally, information from the last 7 years is reported, subject to legal limitations.

Industry-Specific & Add-On Products

Abuse Registry Search Searches state-maintained registries containing criminal history and other adverse information regarding healthcare workers and reports convictions and adverse information within the last 7 years, subject to legal limitations. This search is commonly used in healthcare and educational settings and covers a wide range of matters including occasions involving people of special needs, elderly and children. This is not available in every state and is most commonly used when placing workers in a healthcare facility.
Bankruptcy Report Searches U.S. Bankruptcy Courts using the PACER System, a federally managed resource, and reports bankruptcy filings associated with the consumer that are currently pending or that were discharged in the last ten (10) years, subject to legal limitations. Customer will pay any court-imposed fees. Note: care must be taken when evaluating bankruptcy information, as various employment statutes can be implicated when this information is considered.
CBSV Search With the consent of the SSN holder, CBSV can verify if the SSN holder?s name, date of birth, and SSN match SSA's records. CBSV returns a match verification of "yes" or "no." If our records show that the SSN holder is deceased, CBSV returns a death indicator. CBSV does not verify an individual's identity.
CDLIS Search Searches and reports information from the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS), which is a database that provides up to 3 prior CDL numbers held by the driver.  Managed and regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the CDLIS houses 13.9 million records from 51 U.S. jurisdictions (50 states and the District of Columbia).   Based on the individual CDL numbers returned by CDLIS, ESS researchers will review and order the MVR/CDL for each state.
Civil Search - County Searches county judicial civil records and reports civil cases associated with the consumer in the last 7 years, subject to legal limitations. County civil cases may include personal suits, bankruptcies, employment cases, and civil rights suits. Reported information typically includes a file date, case type, and party information. Customer will pay any court-imposed fees. Note: care must be taken when evaluating civil history information, as various employment statutes can be implicated when this information is used.
Civil Search - Federal Searches U.S. District Courts using the PACER system, a federally managed resource, and reports civil cases associated with the consumer in the last 7 years, subject to legal limitations. Federal civil cases may include personal injury suits, bankruptcies, employment cases, and civil rights suits. Reported information typically includes a file date, case type, and party information. Customer will pay any court-imposed fees. Note: care must be taken when evaluating civil history information, as various employment statutes can be implicated when this information is used.
Credit Report A credit report contains credit history information, identifies past and current creditors, account balances, bankruptcies, liens, judgments, loans, mortgages and summaries of payment patterns. ESS's credit reports do not include scores. And when run for employment purposes, they are considered a "soft hit" and do not affect credit scores.
Death Master File Search Searches the Death Master File maintained by the United State Social Security Administration and reports whether the SSN submitted belongs to a dead person.

FINRA

Searches a database maintained by the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which regulates the people and firms that sell stocks, bonds, and other securities. ESS will search for and report your current or prospective broker's employment history, certifications/licenses, as well as regulatory actions or violations within the last 7 years, subject to legal limitations.
Global Alert The Global Plus search checks numerous government watch lists that include individuals who have been placed on watch status by the United States Government, European Union, United Nations Security Council, World Bank and other foreign governments. Databases referenced include Denied Parties, The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)'s Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs), FBI Most Wanted list, Interpol Most Wanted, Terrorist Exclusion list, and World Bank Debarred Parties.
Healthcare Sanctions  Level 1 Searches a variety of databases maintained by United States federal departments and agencies and reports sanctions, legal actions, and other adverse items relating to healthcare workers occurring in the last seven years.  Such adverse items can include exclusions, suspensions, revocations, probations, debarments, criminal prosecutions, civil judgments & etc.  Sources searched include OIG, GSA, HHS, DOJ and other federal sources.  Note: a confirming criminal or civil search may be ordered to complete the sanctions search.
Healthcare Sanctions  Level 2 Searches a variety of databases maintained by United States federal departments and agencies and reports sanctions, legal actions, and other adverse items relating to healthcare workers occurring in the last seven years.  Such adverse items can include exclusions, suspensions, revocations, probations, debarments, criminal prosecutions, civil judgments & etc.  Sources searched include OIG, GSA, HHS, DOJ and other federal sources. Medicare Opt Out lists and state Medicaid exclusion databases where available.  Sources not available for all states.  Note: a confirming criminal or civil search may be ordered to complete the sanctions search.
Healthcare Sanctions  Level 3 Searches a variety of databases maintained by United States federal departments and agencies and reports sanctions, legal actions, and other adverse items relating to healthcare workers occurring in the last seven years.  Such adverse items can include exclusions, suspensions, revocations, probations, debarments, criminal prosecutions, civil judgments & etc.  Sources searched include OIG, GSA, HHS, DOJ and other federal sources. Medicare Opt Out lists and state Medicaid exclusion databases where available.  State Board Disciplinary Actions and State Abuse Registries where available.  Sources not available for all states.  Note: a confirming criminal or civil search may be ordered to complete the sanctions search.
National Eviction Search Searches a commercial database compiled from many different sources and includes information regarding landlord/tenant court filings and tenant evictions by landlords or apartment management companies. Since this is a database search, results are not published; rather, the search is used as a means by which to identify those jurisdictions in which to search for civil records.
SAM Search Searches the System for Award Management database for active exclusion records entered by the Federal government identifying those parties excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of Federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Search Searches a federal database maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission and reports information on enforcement actions and administrative proceedings on file with the SEC for the last seven years, subject to legal limitations. The particular database searched is called EDGAR.
Social Media Profile - Basic Searches social media platforms for publicly available information and flags possible workplace safety, risk, or behavioral concerns.   The scope of the search goes back three years and is limited to five platforms.  This FCRA-compliant report provides insight into a candidate's online activity, enabling a company to assess whether the candidate's social profile and actions are compatible with its basic code of conduct and core values. Employers should secure the candidate's written consent before ordering.
Social Media Profile - Pro Searches social media platforms for publicly available information and flags possible workplace safety, risk, or behavioral concerns.   The scope of the search goes back seven years and includes a review of more than 150 websites.   This FCRA-compliant report provides insight into a candidate?s online activity, enabling a company to assess whether the candidate's social profile and actions are compatible with its basic code of conduct and core values. Employers should secure the candidate?s written consent before ordering.
International Criminal Searches local criminal records in those countries that provide criminal history information and reports the information in accordance with U.S. law and the data privacy directives of the native jurisdictions. International searches require a special international consent form to be completed by the consumer. Customer will pay any international court-imposed fees.

Monitoring & Re-screening Services

Product Name
Description
Arrest Access Monitoring Provides employers with a near real-time report of an employee's booking or incarceration by county or municipal law enforcement agencies.  With continuous access to live data obtained by a direct interface with thousands of sheriff departments, county jails, and booking facilities, ESS is able to notify an employer when an employee is booked or incarcerated after an arrest, enabling the employer to investigate whether the circumstances giving arise to the arrest should impact the individual?s employment status.
Healthcare Sanctions Monitoring - Monthly, Quarterly & Yearly
Searches a variety of databases maintained by federal and state agencies regarding sanctions imposed on healthcare workers and reports information found within the time period from the previously completed monitoring search.  ESS can process monitoring monthly, quarterly or yearly.
MVR Monitoring - Monthly, Quarterly &  Yearly
MVR Monitoring will pull information from the Department of Motor Vehicles per state that occurred in the past from the previously completed search. ESS prcesses MVR Monitoring batches monthly, quarterly or yearly.
Driver Monitoring - SambaSafety DRM Enterprise
Complete solution for enterprises looking to integrate driver risk management in to existing systems and processes.  Features include:  Integration API, Incident Management, and Accident Tracking.  Price is per driver per month.
Driver Monitoring - SambaSafety DRM Professional
Designed for commercial fleets and enterprises looking to customize their risk management program. Configure the system to reflect your unique safety policy.  Features include:  Policy Manager, Online release management, and Document compliance tools.  Price is per driver per month.
Driver Monitoring - SambaSafety DRM Standard
Designed for non-commercial fleets looking to immediately increase visibility and reduce risk.  Features include:  Driver Monitoring, Samba DriverScore, Driver list management, Real time reporting, On-demand MVRs, and Access to Driver Training.  Price is per driver per month.
Re-screening Program
ESS can help set up a regular re-screening package for your company. Re-screening can be effective in maintaining company policies for compliance and overall employee safety. Typically re-screening occurs annually, but can be performed on a monthly or quarterly rotation. Contact your ESS Sales Representative or Account Manager for more information on a customized re-screening program.

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