Background Screening and the Navy Yard Shooting


An investigation into the Navy Yard Shooting by Aaron Alexis brings to the surface a few key concerns for proper background screenings. Although the Aaron Alexis’ flawed background screening was for government security clearance, some of the same concerns apply to pre-employment background screenings. First read the “Report: D.C. Navy Yard Shooting Exposes Flaws in the Federal Security Clearance Process”. Second, consider the following when preparing procedure for conducting background screenings within your organization.

  • Does your background screening company take the time to investigate criminal records thoroughly, or are you being presented with only half the story?
  • Do you have a procedure in place for auditing current employees on a recurring basis?
  • Do you use Social Media to conduct any part of your screening process?

Confirm Choice’s Solutions

  • As the background screening company, we spend our time and effort ensuring that we research and review every criminal record thoroughly. We do this for, at least, two reasons. First, we want to ensure that you are getting the most accurate information possible. Second, we strive to stay in compliance with current regulation.
  • We can easily provide audits of your employees. In this way, you can simplify your recheck procedure on current employees and keep up-to-date on all employee’s backgrounds.
  • Although regulations still limit Social Media screening for pre-employment purposes, we are able to offer other comprehensive options that scrutinize as many aspects of a candidate as possible.

Report:  sdfD.C. Navy Yard Shooting Exposes Flaws in the Federal Security Clearance Process