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At RSI we believe in sharing our knowledge. All our staff members are FCRA Certified and will continue to write about the topics that are most important to your business.

Recent Changes to the I-9 Verification Process

Alicia Egli
Jun 06, 2023 Background Screening, Compliance,

In early May, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the end of COVID-19 temporary flexibilities for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, will end on July 31, 2023. U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that employers must complete in-person physical document inspections for employees whose documents were Read More

Reference Services, Inc announces partnership with the Coalition for Construction Safety

Brad Odil
May 15, 2023 Background Screening, Compliance, Drug Testing, RSI Press Releases,

Reference Services, Inc is happy to announce a new third-party administrators partnership with Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS). Through the TPA, Coalition members will be able to work with RSI to order compliant drug test, have results entered in the CCS database and obtain the CCS ID Card after a Read More

Michigan “Clean Slate” law will affect your background screening results

Alicia Egli
Apr 04, 2023 Background Screening, Compliance,

Michigan has implemented a new “Clean Slate” law which will have a significant impact on those who conduct background checks in the state. This law aims to automatically seal certain non-violent conviction records if a person has remained conviction-free for a period of time. Read More

Reference Services, Inc announces partnership with iCims Prime Integration

Brad Odil
Mar 27, 2023 Background Screening, Integration, RSI Press Releases,

With the RSI + iCIMS Prime Connector you can order, manage, track and review background check and drug screening orders within the iCIMS platform. With a simple click, this enhanced Prime integration allows recruiters to hire faster. Prime Connectors, iCIMS’ next-generation integration product, bring users a more seamless end-to-end experience Read More

Reference Services, Inc announces integration partnership with UKG

Brad Odil
Jan 03, 2023 Background Screening, Integration, RSI Press Releases,

Reference Services, Inc is happy to announce a new partnership with UKG that paves the way for integrating with their UKG Pro (UltiPro) and UKG Ready* platforms. The RSI integration with UKG Pro is specifically for their Recruiting Gateway module, which is typically included if the client has the Talent Read More

RSI welcomes the return of Stephanie Pier and industry veteran Jessica Morales

Brad Odil
Jul 12, 2022 Background Screening, Compliance, Integration, RSI Press Releases, Verification Services,

Reference Services, Inc (RSI) is proud to announce the return of Stephanie Pier as Compliance & Special Projects Coordinator and welcomes industry veteran Jessica Morales as Verifications Lead. Reference Services, Inc is headquartered in Evansville, IN and has remained one of the premier employment background screening companies in the country. Read More

Top 5 reasons criminal background screening reports are delayed

Alicia Egli
Jul 15, 2021 Background Screening, Compliance,

As a CRA, we understand the importance of turning around criminal reports in a timely manner. However it’s also important for the employer to understand what can cause delays. Working together to achieve the best turn-around time (TAT) possible and getting applicants hired is of the utmost importance. Read More

Background Screening Delays in the COVID-19 Era

Alicia Egli
Apr 27, 2021 Background Screening, Compliance,

The criminal report portion of background checks have been affected by county court closures.  Many of the courts reduced staff, closed operation to the public or closed completely sending their entire staff home affecting our researcher’s availability to access court records in a timely manner. Many states have improved to Read More