West Virginia Senate Set to Vote on Background Checks

By Michael Klazema on 3/8/2012

A bill that would require background checks for all state contractors is now before the West Virginia state Senate and is set to go to vote.  This bill was brought about by a recent arrest that put several people in danger. A man with a felony criminal background who was a registered sex offender was arrested after threatening one of the Governors staff members. The man, Ronald Scott Dailey, was part of a group of independent contractors that had been hired to do routine work at the Capital.

Though this man was caught and arrested, this incident brings to light the importance of performing background checks not only on employees, but equally well on contractors. Some third party background check companies like, offer background screening solutions and packages that cover both  employees and contractors. solution called VendorSAFE, offers a fast, easy, and most importantly NO COST way for organizations  to implement a responsible, FCRA compliant, background check based screening program  for their  VENDORS / CONTRACTORS,  to protect their company and employees

The sponsoring organization can decide to add a variety of searches to the package, including products like the  US OneSEARCH, which takes  a very thorough look at the national level for a possible criminal history and will also look through sex offender registries in all 50 states. It is important to note that Dailiey, in the example above, did not have a record in the state of West Virginia. His felony and sex offense both occurred in Vermont. If only a state background check was done, this information would never have come to light.

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