News Release: BIG® Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

Editorial Contact:

Jennifer Korolishin
Business Information Group
Ph: (800) 369-2612 x2068
jkorolishin@bigreport.com

October 31, 2011

Business Information Group, Inc. (BIG®) is pleased to announce it is now accredited by the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) administers the BSCC and its Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). BIG® is a member of NAPBS and is BSCC accredited through its parent company, Vertical Screen, Inc.

BIG® provides customized screening services exclusively to leading financial services firms worldwide, including background investigations, fingerprinting services, drug testing and occupational health screening and international screening.

NAPBS created the BSAAP according to strict professional standards, including numerous quality requirements and measurements. The BSCC accreditation represents a background screening firm’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continual improvement.

To become BSCC accredited, background screening firms must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures in six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards and general business practices. A copy of the policies, procedures and measurements used to determine accreditation is available at www.napbs.com.

“Achieving BSCC accreditation validates the high standards of quality, accuracy and timeliness to which we have always held ourselves,” said BIG®  President Stefan Keller. “We believe strongly in the principles of the BSAAP and are pleased to be part of this important screening industry initiative.”

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About Business Information Group®
Business Information Group (BIG®) is part of the Vertical Screen® family of applicant screening companies. BIG®  provides customized screening services, including background investigations, fingerprinting services, drug testing and occupational health screening and international screening, to financial services firms worldwide. BIG®  utilizes technologically advanced resources to bring the financial services industry next-generation solutions for fast, accurate and convenient screening programs. To learn more, visit BIG®  at www.bigreport.com or call 800.369.2612.

About NAPBS®
Founded in 2003 as a non-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.



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