As part of our hiring background and investigation, we may obtain consumer reports to prepare an investigative consumer report. The investigative consumer report may consist of contacting all listed prior employers to verify your employment history. It may also include, but not be limited to, credit information reports, criminal history reports, and driving history records. Under the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 USC at 1681-1681u) as amended, we must have your written permission to obtain the information before we can seek such reports. You have the right, upon written request, to complete an accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigation.
You are also entitled to a copy of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In connection with my application for employment or continued employment at W-S Industrial Services and (or) affiliates (the Company), I understand that a consumer report and/or an investigative consumer report will be ordered that may include information as to my character, general reputation, personal characteristics, mode of living, work habits, performance, and experience, along with reasons for termination of past employment. I understand that to the extent permitted by applicable law, and as directed by company policy and consistent with the job described, the Company may be requesting information from public and private sources about me, including but not limited to social security number validation, criminal conviction records, employment, and earnings history, education, credit, licensing and certification checks, references, military service, sex offender registry, civil cases, OIG/GSA, OFAC/Patriot Act records, any sanctions list, FBI fingerprinting, and if applicable, workers’ compensation injuries, driving record, drug testing results.
I acknowledge that a telephonic facsimile (FAX) or photographic copy shall be as valid as the original. This release is valid for most federal, state, and county agencies. Suppose an agency or record source requires an alternative release form or additional identifying characteristics in order to release the requested information. In that case, I agree to provide the additional information and sign any additional release authorizations, if so requested by the Company. I acknowledge that under the provision of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, I am entitled to know if employment is denied because of information obtained by my prospective employer from a consumer report and/or investigative report.
I acknowledge that I may request a copy of any consumer report from the consumer reporting agency that compiled the report. I hereby authorize, without reservation, any reference, agency, institution, firm, school, employer, or other applicable record source contacted by the Company or its agent to furnish the information about me described in this release.
I hereby authorize the Company to obtain and prepare a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report as set forth above to investigate my employment application. I voluntarily provide my date of birth to obtain and verify records obtained in the background check. This authorization shall remain in effect throughout my employment. Reports may be ordered periodically during the course of my employment.