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Complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act when conducting Pre-Employment Checks

 

When using a third party provider to conduct background checks Florida State University must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The FCRA is the federal law that governs the acquisition and use of most background information on applicants and employees. Although it is lawful for employers to obtain and use background information on applicants and employees, they must follow several important procedures when obtaining and using these materials. As defined by the FCRA, consumer reports prepared by a consumer reporting agency that bear on an applicant's or employee's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living, when such information is used, or expected to be used, or collected in whole or in part for "employment purposes." Almost any communication of information concerning an applicant for employee from a consumer reporting agency to an employer would potentially be a consumer report. Common examples of consumer reports include Department of Motor Vehicle record checks, criminal background checks, and credit history checks, when this information is obtained from a consumer reporting agency.

COMMON LINKS

Florida Administrative Code
Florida Statutes
Human Resources


3A - CLASSIFICATION LINKS

Human Resources - Classification


3B - EMPLOYMENT & RECRUITMENT LINKS

Child Labor Laws

US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Human Resources - Employment


3C - INSURANCE & BENEFITS LINKS

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Health Plan
Caremark
United Health Care
VISTA
Division of Retirement
FSU Credit Union
GABOR Agency
Internal Revenue Code
Lincoln National
MetLife
Human Resources - Insurance and Benefits
Prepaid College
State Deferred Compensation
TIAA-CREF
Employee Tuition Scholarship Program
VALIC


3D - HIRING & COMPENSATION LINKS

Fair Labor Standards Act
Human Resources - Compensation


3E - ATTENDANCE & LEAVE LINKS

Code of Federal Regulations
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
 Family and Medical Leave Act - Q & A 
Employment Laws
Fair Labor Standards Act
Federal Register
Federal Wage and Hour Division
FSU and You Handbook
HR Departmental Reps Resources
United States Code
Worker's Compensation Law
3F - TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT LINKS

Human Resources - Training

3G - EMPLOYEE & LABOR RELATIONS LINKS

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Human Resources - Employee/Labor Relations


3H - OTHER PERSONAL SERVICES (OPS) LINKS

Americans with Disabilities
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
Family and Medical Leave Act - Q & A 
Employment Laws
Federal Register
Federal Wage and Hour
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Worker's Compensation Law


3I - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND COMPLIANCE LINKS

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Americans with Disabilities
Ban Against Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
Civil Rights Act of 1991
Educational Amendment Act of 1972, Title IX
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI
Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII
Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992
Florida Hate Crime Reporting Act of 1989
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504)


3J - GENERAL LINKS

Americans with Disabilities
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 504)


3K - HUMAN RESOURCES/PAYROLL SYSTEMS LINKS

HR Departmental Reps Resources
OMNI Enterprise Resource Planning