FCRA Compliance - Secure & Compliant Employee Screenings

Count on Good Egg for Strict Compliance & Strong Security

You want to recruit and retain the best people for your organization, and pre-employment screenings and ongoing monitoring can go a long way in supporting these goals.

At the same time, you also want to make sure that job candidates' and employees' privacy are being considered every step of the way—not to mention compliance with federal and state laws.

It's a lot to juggle, even for larger organizations, which is why it makes sense to outsource your screenings to a reputable third party, like Good Egg.

Do you ask yourself the following questions about your current background check vendor?

  • Are they keeping our data safe? (How can we be sure?)
  • Are they using the best technology for protecting sensitive information?
  • Are they 100% compliant with all relevant regulations?

What makes our data safe?

We've invested in the best systems, servers, and security—and we're constantly monitoring all three. That's the short, high-level answer.

Here's more in-depth, technical information:

  • Your data is transferred with high-grade TLS and multi-layered encryption. Encryption keys are stored separately from the data. Everything is hosted in our off-site, secure cloud infrastructure.
  • Our server hosting locations are staffed all day, every day by trained security guards who have undergone a thorough auditing process.
  • All applicant-sensitive information (such as drug testing results) is encrypted using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), specifically AES-256. AES is considered the gold standard for keeping digital communications safe.

How do we protect sensitive information?

In addition to what we've outlined above, when it comes to sensitive information, like protected class information, the answer is simple: we redact that info before it ever reaches our customers' hands.

Don't forget: We're people, too. We understand and value personal privacy, which is why we always endeavor to protect your applicants' and your employees' privacy.

While we are proud of our innovative technology, we still always have human beings overseeing the process. This human oversight ensures that sensitive information is being protected—and that the right information is being reviewed in the first place (for example, making sure the "correct" John Smith is being vetted). This combination of powerful technology and smart human oversight is essential to protecting sensitive information.

What regulations do we comply with?

We comply with all regulations and laws pertaining to employment and screening, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). (To name just a couple of the more well-known acronyms.)

That said, we don't want to oversimplify this answer because the reality is there are many nuances to federal, state, and local laws. For example, more and more states and municipalities have legalized recreational marijuana and even more allow medical marijuana use. Yet under federal law, marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 Substance and remains illegal. As you can imagine, this creates challenges for employers and employees alike. But a partner like Good Egg can help organizations navigate these murky waters—legally.

When you choose Good Egg, your data will be safe,
your people's privacy will be protected, and your screenings will be compliant.