The Validex Social Security & Personal History
Checks suite of services help to confirm the
identity and financial activity of your applicants and employees.
Our Social Security number services reduce the chance that you have an incorrect Social Security number and improve the chance that all of your background screenings are based on the right identity.
The three pre-employment services comprise what employers
have in mind when they ask for “a Social Security
trace,” a term that is widely used but has no one
standard meaning. Some employers want a “trace”
to confirm an applicant’s residential history. The
Residence Trace uses a database that is proven
to be more valuable than credit headers because
it returns a broader scope of results.
Validex complies with the three fundamental requirements
of the Fair
Credit Reporting Act as follows:
- Strict Procedures. We consult with our clients to ensure that the Social Security number is checked in compliance with the regulations of the Social Security Administration.
- Maximum Possible Accuracy (MPA). Our technology enforces the collection of identifying information that each reporting source requires.
- Best Possible Source. For post-hire situations, we use the Social Security Administration (SSA), the ultimate repository of this data. For pre-hire applicants, we comply with the SSA’s rules by using an independent vendor of data on Social Security numbers. We have researched the vendor’s accuracy and found them to be the Best Possible Source.
Some key values that we add to our service delivery:
Value Analysis. These services each have
a point in the screening and hiring processes where they
offer the Best Value. A Validex Account Executive can
consult with you on your screening goals and identify
Customer Service. Your Customer Service
Manager is prepared to help you understand how
to proceed if one of these services raises questions about
the identity of your applicant or employee. This may be
as simple as asking the individual to correct the Social
Security number provided, or it may involve conducting