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Most recent Background Screening Questions

How do I find out about specific consortium owner requirements?

DISA’s Client Services department team can answer most questions you may have. Please call them at 281-673-2450. In addition, your contractor employer should be able to provide information about specific owner requirements.

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Why is the candidate's consent required to run a background check?

According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) § 604 – 15 U.S.C. § 1681b, employers are required to provide applicants with a separate written disclosure, which advises that a consumer report may be obtained for employment purposes. The document must consist solely of the disclosure as a stand-alone document. Additionally, the employer also must obtain the applicant’s written consent to order the background check.

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Are driving records included in a background check?

Yes, driving records can be included in a background check. This product verifies current driving history from the Department of Motor Vehicles; it may report arrests/convictions/suspensions for speeding and driving while intoxicated, which may indicate a history of reckless behavior.

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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 do I dispute the information in the background check?

To dispute a background check, please click on the link below and fill out the form or contact DISA at 281-673-2568 or 800-752-6432, Ext. 2568; Compliance_Backgrounds@disa.com.

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How do I dispute SafetyNet Criminal jurisdiction search results?

If the background check was with DISA, you can dispute it here: https://disaworks.disa.com/#/background-request/file-dispute

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When testing a non-DOT employee, can they have a single specimen collection?

If the employee is non-DOT regulated, then yes you may have a single specimen collection. But for those who are DOT regulated, you cannot. (Please see Part 40 below).

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Do I Need a Sticker for Spotted Lanternfly Permit?

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture no longer distributes stickers or window hangs, instead a paper permit must be kept in the vehicle at all times.

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