Employment Background Screening Services
Alliance 2020 provides high-quality, comprehensive employment background screening services. These services are customizable to meet the specific needs of your organization.
We combine our extensive knowledge of best practices with innovative solutions to provide you with the best employment background screening solutions available. We deliver results you can trust along with exceptional customer service.
Our easy-to-use online system is accessible 24/7/365 through the web or on a mobile device. Our platform also integrates with many Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) or Human Resources Information System (HRIS). Learn more about our integrations here.
Alliance 2020 is nationally accredited through the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).
Drug Testing Services
A nationwide drug testing network of over 10,000 collection sites. Let us handle all your drug testing needs!
Screening volunteers is essential. Alliance 2020 makes the process easy and keeps your company protected.
International Background Checks
Covers you long after the background check and new hire paperwork is completed.
Motor Vehicle Reports
Alliance provides full insight into driving records.
Industry Specific Background Screening
Transportation and Marine Services
We can manage a thorough program that meets DOT requirements.
Health Care Sector
Ensure that only the most appropriate personnel are entrusted with patient care.
Financial Services Industry
We can provide the services needed to assist in protecting sensitive data.
Why Run Pre-Employment Background Checks?
In today’s society, application fraud is rampant. Estimates of fraudulent content are as high as 50% of all submitted applications and resumes. Employment background screening is focused on applicant integrity.
Employment Credit Reports
A number of U.S. states have passed laws regulating credit reports used by employers for employment purposes. So far, 10 states have restricted the use of credit histories of applicants and employees. Alliance 2020 will continue to monitor state regulations and post updates.
National Criminal Database Coverage
Download a PDF to read more about the details of our national criminal database coverage here.
What Every Employer Should Know
Employment Screening Verifies Applicant Integrity
Employment background screening is concerned with applicant integrity. By performing a legally permissible, legitimate background check, an employer can measure the integrity of the applicant by comparing the application, resume and interview responses to the objective facts compiled in the screening report.
Past Performance Predicts Future Results
A common human resources idiom is that, “past performance predicts future performance.” What the employee has done in the past is a good indicator (although admittedly not foolproof) of how the individual will operate in the future. Background screening attempts to reveal how an applicant has acted with respect to the law, schools, employers and the court system.
Employment Screening Reduces Negligent Hiring Risk
Employers are legally liable for the actions of their employees under the so-called “negligent hiring” doctrine. However, that risk is mitigated when the employer has made a good faith effort to obtain information that is “reasonably available,” and when they have acted appropriately in light of that information. Employment background screening and drug testing provide the needed information to mitigate potential exposure to negligent hiring lawsuits.
Our Services Include
Criminal Record Searches
- County, State, and Federal Criminal Records
- National Criminal Database Records
- International Criminal Records
- Civil Court Records (State and Federal)
- Sex Offender Registry
- OFAC/Prohibited Parties
- GSA/ELPS/SAM Watchlists
- Health Related Watchlists
- Social Security Number (SSN) Trace
- SSN Validation
- Content-Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV)
- Current and Past Employment
- Professional Licenses
- International Education
- International Employment
- Transportation-Related Employment History
- Business Licenses
Record & Reference Checks
- Professional & Character Reference Checks
- Employment Credit Reports
- Motor Vehicle Records (MVR)
- Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS+)
Our Essentials Package
What Is Our Essentials Package?
Our Essentials screening package takes the guesswork out of choosing from dozens of potential searches and offers employers the confidence that they will receive a highly comprehensive background report based on industry-recognized best practices.
When combined with the appropriate add-on and related services, the Essentials package provides a clear and concise picture of an applicant’s background, allowing an employer to make an informed hiring decision when comparing the report to data acquired through the resume, application, and interview.
Criminal & Sex Offender Databases
Multi-State Instant Criminal Database Search
Provides reference “hits” for further criminal records searches via a private database of aggregated state and local criminal records, incarceration records, judicial and other public records. It rapidly and economically identifies potential criminal records over a wide area that may be missed by a traditional search focused on residential history, including neighboring counties or states, travel destinations, etc. This search contains over 600 million criminal records nationwide, providing an increased degree of due diligence for employers with concerns for thoroughness.
National Sex Offender Database Search
Provides matches for currently published sex offender status in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the 51 participating Indian tribes. Search is based on name and date of birth using a continuously updated private database of aggregated information from individual sex offender registries. This is necessary to determine if your applicant is one of the over 460,000 serious sex offenders in the United States.
County Courthouse-Direct Criminal Records Search
Identifies the actual criminal records at the county courthouse where the criminal case was adjudicated. Verifiable criminal records are kept at individual courthouses making this search essential. The Essentials package includes courthouse-direct searches of all Washington and/or all Oregon counties or, one county search out-of-Washington or Oregon. Additional searches, when required, are provided at an additional cost.
Federal District Courthouse-Direct Criminal Records Search
Identifies verifiable history of federal convictions at the district courthouse where the case was adjudicated. The federal court systems are completely separate from the state court systems. There is no private database search that includes federal records and federal districts must be searched separately. The Essential package includes one federal district however, searches of additional federal districts are available at an additional cost.
Identity Verification & Watchlists
Social Security Number (SSN) Trace and Validation
Reveals present and past addresses and includes aliases. It is important because it assists in verifying applicant identification, where the applicant has lived (frames the criminal records search), and reveals other names used. This product also validates the SSN.
Global Homeland Security Watch List Search
Includes name-only matches with your applicant against 14 separate U.S and foreign sanction watch lists, including Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), US General Services Administration and others. “Hits” are verified with the reporting agency, typically at no additional cost.