CLE training

Protus3 Presents Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Protus3 Background Investigation, Computer Forensics, News, Training, Workplace Violence

Protus3 presented three training classes that have been approved for 6.00 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) by the North Carolina State Bar. Courses and their descriptions are listed below. Managing Aggressive Behavior and Workplace Violence for Law Offices presented by Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP This course provides format, structure, and information to students such that they will be …

HPG Employee Theft Article

From HPG – Guard against Losses from Employee Theft

Tasha D. Dyson Compliance, Embezzlement, Fraud, Security Program Development, Theft, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud

Employee theft costs companies billions of dollars a year. This poses a very serious threat to profitability if left unchecked. Every business needs to set up some internal controls to thwart this type of fraud. This article from Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP entitled “Guard against Losses from Employee Theft” looks at a few simple steps to take that will …

time

Why Do Background Investigations Take So Long?

Tasha D. Dyson Background Investigation

Time continues to be the number one challenge for employers in the background investigation process. That was one finding in the study entitled “How Human Resource Professionals View the Use and Effectiveness of Background Screening Methods” published by NAPBS and HR.com in June 2018. You can read the entire report here. What wasn’t reported was the expectation of the survey …

PBS News Hour Article

Security Clearance Checks for Federal Government to be handled by Federal Government

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Background Investigation, News, Security Clearance

At the moment, this only applies to background investigations involving military and civilian employees and contractors for Defense Department. These security clearance checks represent the largest portion of OPM’s current workload and backlog. As a security company that provides background screening services, we are watching this in the hopes that it will support better automation, accuracy, and resources for all …

criminal searches available from RMA

What’s missing in your nationwide criminal search?

Tasha D. Dyson Background Investigation, Location of Persons and Assets

One of our core services is investigations, and we do a lot of pre-employment background investigations. We are often asked if we can include a “nationwide criminal search”, and we explain that there is no such thing as a public, comprehensive, nationwide criminal record check that searches all courts and jurisdictions. They say, “But I can get one for $19.95 …

Christine Peterson

RMA Presents at CSI Week at Meredith College

Protus3 Embezzlement, Fraud, News, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud, Training

Chris Peterson presented Enemies at the Gate – or Are They Already Inside? as part of CSI Week at Meredith College. CSI Week allows students at Meredith to explore career opportunities in law enforcement and related fields. The event is sponsored by the Sociology and Criminology Programs, and the Sociology & Criminology Club (and with the support of Political Science, …

bricks

Records Checks, House of Cards or Bricks?

Tasha D. Dyson Background Investigation

Do you remember that scene from My Cousin Vinny when Vinny talks about the prosecution’s case, bricks, and playing cards? “The DA’s going to build a case. Building a case is like building a house. Each piece of evidence is just another building block. He wants to make a brick bunker of a building. He wants to use serious, solid …

criminal search

Matching Records – No Full Names Please

Tasha D. Dyson Background Investigation

We have a client (let’s call them Sub) who is obtaining criminal history information as part of their compliance to another company (let’s call them Prime). Prime states that Sub should “Provide a criminal record check with the applicant’s full legal name.” Sub contracted with RMA to provide that information. When we search, we don’t limit our results to the …

employment application

Check Their References

Tasha D. Dyson Background Investigation

I was working on a background investigation for a client recently, and I was reminded of a valuable lesson. (By the way, names and identifying information have been edited in this story, but the circumstances and situations have not.) When we verify employment, normally companies only provide dates of employment and position held. Sometimes companies will tell you whether the …