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EEOC Schedules Meeting on Use of Criminal Records for Employment Screening Background Checks on July 26

Employment Screening Resources
Posted July 6, 2011 — By Tom Ahearn, ESR News Editor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency of the United States Government that enforces the federal employment discrimination laws – will hold a meeting focusing on the use of criminal records for employment screening background checks on Tuesday, July 26, in Washington, D.C., according to a recent Action Alert from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®).
The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association representing the interests of companies offering employment background screening, believes the July 26th meeting “could be a critical step in the Commission’s adoption of policies that could significantly impact how employers use criminal background checks for employment purposes.”

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