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Social Security Number Verification Education & Credential Confirmation Credit Link
Identity Link Professional References Civil & Bankruptcy Records
Criminal Court Records Driving Records Customized Services
Employment Verification Workers' Compensation Claim Reports OIG Exclusion
Excluded Parties List Missouri Employee Disqualification List Division of Family Services
Social Security Number Verification

Social Security Number Verification is your first line of defense against a bad hire. This service combines searches from more than seventy million records to answer the following questions:

  • Has the applicant’s social security number (SSN) been assigned?
  • When was the SSN assigned?
  • Where was the SSN assigned?
  • Have death benefits been paid on this SSN?

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Identity Link

Identity Link is a unique report that provides up to twenty addresses associated with a social security number, allowing you to order additional background reports on the individual from the correct location(s).

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Criminal Court Records

Criminal Court Records reports establish the existence of cases brought by the government against an individual or corporation for behaviors considered to be acts against society. Criminal court records are divided into severe crimes classified as felonies, and less severe crimes classified as misdemeanors. Information is available as law permits from all state and county criminal history repositories nationwide.

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Employment Verification

Verification of previous employment permits you to determine the accuracy of the work history the candidate has provided on their application. This element in the screening process will verify the candidate’s dates of employment and last job title held. It will include name and position title of the person providing the verification, as well as the date and time the verification was obtained.

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Education & Credential Confirmation

If you require credentials or specialized training, it is important to verify those reported on the applicant’s resume. In fact, if you do not, you may face the risks associated with employee incompetence or negligent hiring litigation. Our professionals are in communication with schools and institutions on a daily basis, and have become experts at obtaining this information. Education and credential confirmation information is available nationwide, as well as from several locations internationally.

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Professional References

Outsourcing reference checks saves time and money. In addition to ending countless rounds of phone tag and long distance calls, employers receive added legal protection under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Driving Records

When hiring for a driving position, failure to check driving records may result in negligent hiring litigation. Whether in a personal or company vehicle, an organization can be held liable for automobile accidents. Griffin Personnel Group, Inc. provides records from any state nationwide, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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Workers' Compensation Claim Reports

Using workers’ compensation claims reports during a post job offer review allows employers to rescind a conditional job offer under the strictest guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Whenever possible, Griffin Personnel Group, Inc. retrieves information directly from the source. In some states where information is no longer accessible for the most recent seven years, our proprietary database of information is the best you can obtain.

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Credit Link

Credit Link reports describe an individual’s credit history for the most recent seven years. Griffin Personnel Group Inc. is a single source for three major credit bureaus with access to more than half a billion credit records.

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Civil and Bankruptcy Records

Civil court records provide you with public information from the United States civil courts. Federal bankruptcy court records show details of an individual's bankruptcy record not specified on a credit report.

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Customized Services

The professionals at Griffin Personnel Group, Inc. will tailor our services based on your company’s specific needs. A representative of GPG’s pre-employment screening division will meet with you and your selection team to design your customized portfolio.

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OIG Exclusion

For many years the Congress of the United States has worked diligently to protect the health and welfare of the nation's elderly and poor by implementing legislation to prevent certain individuals and businesses from participating in Federally-funded health care programs. The OIG, under this Congressional mandate, established a program to exclude individuals and entities affected by these various legal authorities, contained in sections 1128 and 1156 of the Social Security Act, and maintains a list of all currently excluded parties called the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities.

Bases for exclusion include convictions for program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans.

The effect of an exclusion (not being able to participate) is:

  • No payment will be made by any Federal health care program for any items or services furnished, ordered, or prescribed by an excluded individual or entity. Federal health care programs include Medicare, Medicaid, and all other plans and programs that provide health benefits funded directly or indirectly by the United States (other than the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan). For exclusions implemented prior to August 4, 1997, the exclusion covers the following Federal health care programs: Medicare (Title XVIII), Medicaid (Title XIX), Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (Title V), Block Grants to States for Social Services (Title XX) and State Children's Health Insurance (Title XXI) programs.

  • No program payment will be made for anything that an excluded person furnishes, orders, or prescribes. This payment prohibition applies to the excluded person, anyone who employs or contracts with the excluded person, any hospital or other provider where the excluded person provides services, and anyone else. The exclusion applies regardless of who submits the claims and applies to all administrative and management services furnished by the excluded person.

  • There is a limited exception to exclusions for the provision of certain emergency items or services not provided in a hospital emergency room. See regulations at 42 CFR 1001.1901(c)

Additional information is available in the Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of an Exclusion.

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Excluded Parties List

EPLS is the electronic version of the Lists of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs (Lists), which identifies those parties excluded throughout the U.S. Government (unless otherwise noted) from receiving Federal contracts or certain subcontracts and from certain types of Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits.

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Missouri Employee Disqualification List

List containing the names of individuals found to have committed any acts of abuse, neglect, misappropriation of the property or funds, or the falsification of any documents of service delivery to an in-home services client individuals, etc. In general, they have abused their position as healthcare worker, and are ineligible for work within a health care facility until such time as their name is removed from this list.

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Division of Family Services

Queries the DFS Central Registry to uncover any history of reported child abuse or neglect carried out by an individual.

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Request for Information:

Please forward all requests for information regarding available pre-employment screening services to e-mail address: or contact Griffin Personnel Group via telephone at (800) 938-2114. We look forward to addressing your inquiry.