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What is SafetyNet Criminal Jurisdiction?

The SafetyNet product is DISA's NatCrim product. It generates information from hundreds of different data sources to provide an applicant's address history, name variations, and aliases. The information comes from three general categories: credit bureau header data, commercially available sources like utilities and phone companies, and public sources such as property records, licenses, etc. This information is utilized by DISA as a pointer file to ensure the necessary jurisdictions and aliases are searched for records pertaining to an applicant. This information is utilized internally and our clients do not view the data returned per FCRA regulations.

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How do I know if I passed my background check?

DISA Global Solutions is only responsible for reporting background screening results to your employer. Your employer or HR representative is responsible for reporting your background screening status since they ultimately determine hiring decisions.

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What do they look for in a background screening?

Background screenings can vary greatly depending on what is required of certain positions, industry standards, and state laws. DISA's products include:

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What is meant by background screening?

Background screens (or checks) are a way for employers to verify information about an applicant and/or current employee, getting a comprehensive understanding of who they are to ensure they make a safe hire. For many employers, a background screen is usually conducted as a simple pre-employment process, but depending on the industry and position they can become quite complex. Background screens can typically include employment/education verification, driving records, credit reports, or even social media in some cases. When combining products to create a custom program, employers can better maintain compliance and meet industry standards.

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How long is a background check good for access to a consortium owner site?

In most cases, a background check is good for two years. You should check with the contractor's employer for a specific owner’s time frame.

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How do I request a copy of my background check?

To request a copy of a previous background check, please click on the link below and fill out the form.

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How does DISA know what jurisdictions to check?

DISA accesses a database that consists of more than 180 million criminal record files, which have been compiled from a variety of sources, including local law enforcement, statewide criminal record repositories, departments of corrections, state parole and probation records, local public records sources, etc. to identify pointer data to be verified at the source. DISA also uses data sources to compile counties where a person may have lived. The database file may uncover multiple states/jurisdictions where the applicant had no previous address history. These products serve as a pointer used to determine the jurisdictions in which an individual has lived, worked, or attended school for purposes of criminal history ordering.

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How long is a background check good for access to a consortium owner site?

In most cases, a background check is good for two years. You should check with the contractor employer for a specific owner’s time frame.

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