RALEIGH, N.C., July 17, 2023 – The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that TEAM Background, LLC has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Organization Accreditation Program (BSOAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.
TEAM Background, LLC
8165 South Mingo Road, Suite 100
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74133
“Providing our customers with the highest quality background screening products quickly with friendly, local voices to help them out when needed is our mission,” said Tammy Person, Vice President of Operations at TEAM Background. “Working with PBSA to become accredited has strengthened this mission as we continue to serve our customers and the community.”
Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.
Since its inception, PBSA has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSOAP. Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSOAP is becoming a widely recognized seal of achievement that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry “seal,” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.
Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at www.thepbsa.org.
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) represents the interests of more than 900 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. PBSA provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.thepbsa.org.
About TEAM Background
Formed in 2019 as a sister company to TEAM Professional Services, a Third-Party Administrator for drug and alcohol testing programs, TEAM Background has partnered with businesses nationwide to qualify over 120,000 candidates for the job. Driven by a commitment to efficiency, quality, and service, TEAM builds employee qualification programs tailored to fit the needs of their clients. This allows their clients to focus on what’s important—maintaining employee safety and making the best hiring decisions possible. For more information, visit teambackground.com.
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