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This form is used to dispute any information reported as a result of a Direct Screening criminal background check.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
The Fair Credit Report Act.
Pre-Employment Inquiry Authorization Release
This is a FCRA compliant template which should be used to obtain authorization to perform a background check on your applicants. Once the applicant has signed release you should provide the Consumer Notification and the Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA.
Summary of Consumer Rights Under the FCRA
Users of Consumer Reports, it is your responsibility under the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide the applicant a copy of their rights.
Notice to Users of Consumer Reports: Obligations Under the FCRA
The following is a summary of the amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act and their impact on both providers and end users of consumer reports. These changes were effective September 30, 1997 and require both parties to adhere to strict notification guidelines.
Pre-Adverse Action Letter
If you believe that you may make an adverse decision based in whole or part due to the information contained in the report, you are required to provide a copy of the consumer report (the actual background report that we sent to you) to the Candidate, a pre-adverse action notice (samples enclosed titled, Pre-Adverse Letter. This letter should be used prior to taking adverse action, a copy of the Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA, and the dispute form).
Adverse Action Letter
Use when the decision is final not to hire, based in whole or part due to the information contained in the report, you are required to provide oral, written or electronic notice of the adverse action to the consumer.
Notice and Authorization Specific to California Civil Code and Summary of Rights for California
If an applicant is a resident of California, state law guarantees them the right to a free copy of their consumer report. California residents, however, must be presented with separate documentation.