Mandatory Reporting Requirements
From federal government contractors with mandatory reporting requirements to employees working with critical infrastructure, from laboratory assistants to hospital workers to hotel staff, from pilots and truckers, delivery drivers and ride-share drivers to teachers, therapists and care providers, from accountants and IT workers to people entering military academies, from lawyers and to those securing private malls and group homes to those protecting our schools, colleges, churches and sports facilities, America is a country that requires people in many roles to be background checked for a variety of reasons: Public Safety, Workplace Safety, Compliance with Legal Requirements, Limitation of Liability, Customer Assurance, Protection of Vulnerable Communities, Conditions of Doing Business, and the fear over the loss of business, assets, reputation or life because of an incident caused by an individual with a past or current record.
In most cases, organizations ask their human resource professionals to manage that complex process. Our data and technology are here to make it easier, more efficient and far more secure for you and your organization, not just at the point of hire, but for the duration of someone’s employment, contract or commitment to your organization, its people and those you serve. Our products also help you maintain compliance with those obligations for an individual’s employment or contract with you, while protecting their PII, SPI and PHI.
We also partner with CRAs and provide them with the data and tools to offer their clients continuous criminal background monitoring against our real-time NatCrim database, instead of a one-off or single point in time manual background check. We allow CRAs to be automatically notified via an encrypted alert when a client’s employee is potentially arrested, within minutes of that arrest.
- We are FCRA compliant
- We are a PBSA Associate Member
- Our system keeps an audit trail & a legally viable digital chain of custody.
Is Biometrica a CRA?
No, Biometrica is not a CRA. Biometrica is a data provider, more specifically, of real-time data-as-a-service (DaaS). Why are we not a consumer reporting agency? Because while our automated systems and algorithms provide what’s called “pointer data” to authorized clients with a subscription license in real-time (our data is updated from every jurisdiction every hour), for privacy reasons, Biometrica’s staff or contractors do not have any insight into or access to consumer data, i.e., the data of individual consumers being background checked by any organization, including their names or images.
Because of this, Biometrica staff and contractors also have no ability to conduct a background check or search on any individual consumer on behalf of a client, make a determination of a match (or not) to any criminal record, or make a recommendation on pre-adverse or adverse action. We provide that ability to our clients, once they are authorized and receive license keys.
We do provide information on FCRA compliance because it is important to our users, and because some of our users are CRAs. In the case of employee checks, we do not provide license keys till the employer signs an Employer Certification Agreement for FCRA Compliance, certifying they have complied with FCRA requirements. The Agreement details employee (this includes contractor, provider or volunteer) rights under the FCRA and requirements adhered to in order for employees to be background checked.
With privacy as a foundational philosophy, we do not access any biometric templates generated during a search and allow clients to set up their systems to delete and purge biometric templates based on their requirements. If storage is mandated by law, the biometric template is stored in a black box environment and Biometrica staffers have no access to that stored data. Every event in the system has an immutable audit trail, to ensure accountability.