Another New Jersey City Requires Background Checks for Volunteers

By Michael Klazema on 2/17/2012

Across the country, cities are requiring that volunteers who work for them go through background checks. The latest city to announce this is requirement is Cedar Grove, NJ. Once information about the sex abuse cases at Penn State and Syracuse came to light, organizations across the country began scrambling for changes in their own policies in order to stay one step ahead of an outraged public. Taking the step to background check all employees of the city as well as volunteers who offer their time for the good of the city, allows a more thorough look at who is around their citizens.

For companies and organizations like the city of Cedar Grove, NJ, third party background check companies like can be indispensible. This company in particular has a wide variety of helpful products, like the US OneSEARCH. This product will search over 400 million records including county records, records from the Department of Corrections and Administration of the Court and sex offender registries. In addition to those searches, US OneSEARCH also includes national and international terrorism searches.  Working with will help make sure that companies are getting the most thorough information possible on employees and volunteers before and during their employment.


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