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How Canadian Law Can Affect Your Operation

Posted by Bailey Wong on Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Do you know that a conviction of a crime in the United States, or any country, can impact an individual’s entry into Canada? If your operation plans to send a pilot, flight attendant or any employee into Canada, you should ensure they are not criminally inadmissible before doing so. In a previous blog post, we discussed how running a driver’s license check is a good way to spot any potential complications with an aviation worker, and this is just another potential hurdle to be aware of.

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Tags: Background Checks

Background Checks Part 3: AIE vs. FOIA

Posted by Claudia Culmone on Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Safety is paramount in the aviation industry and hiring the right pilot is important in maintaining that high standard. In a previous post, we looked at background checks concerning a person’s criminal record. While running a Federal Aviation Administration records check is required under the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA), you also have the option to run an Accident, Incident and Enforcement (AIE) report; or submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. However, what is the difference between the two?

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Background Checks Part 2: What's in a driving record?

Posted by Claudia Culmone on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Conducting a full review of an applicant’s background is an effective way to determine if they will be an asset to your company. In this three-part background checks blog series, we dive into the benefits and challenges associated with these checks. In Part 1, we discussed running a criminal background check. Now we will review checks that provide valuable information about an applicant’s driving record.

The two options when retrieving driving record details are as follows:

  1. The National Driver Register (NDR) check
  2. The Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check 
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Background Checks Part 1: Should I run a Criminal Check?

Posted by Claudia Culmone on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

As part of the new-hire evaluation process, one of the options available to you is to run a criminal check on the person you are considering for employment. You may be wondering if such an action is actually necessary. Checking the criminal records of your employees may provide you with clues into an applicant’s future behavior and alert you of potential issues. Three types of online database criminal history records checks available are: the National Criminal Records Check, the State Criminal Records Check and the County Criminal Records Checks.

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Navigating TSA, DOT, and FAA Security Requirements for Airline Operators

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Complying with the agencies that regulate the airline industry can be daunting and complicated. From the TSA to the DOT and FAA, airline operators must adhere to rules on security and training or face fines, suspension of operating licenses, or even face criminal charges. With so much at stake, let’s overview the TSA, DOT and FAA background and training requirements and how operators can comply.

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Tags: Background Checks, Aviation Security and Safety

Understanding the Twelve-Five Standard Security (TFSSP) Program

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Feb 27, 2014

With all the regulations out there in the airline industry, it can be hard to understand the fine print. You know you need to comply with the Twelve-Five Standard Security (TFSSP) Program, but you might not understand exactly what it is. So let’s break it down.

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Tags: Human Resources, Background Checks, Aviation Security and Safety

The Mediums of Fingerprint Collection

Posted by Clint Braswell on Tue, Aug 06, 2013

Since I have started writing these blogs, I have constantly been mentioning the various forms of fingerprint collection. From Livescan to ink, I have touched on some of the plusses and minuses of each but never really all together. I have had a couple emails from readers asking for some clarification on this so here we go.

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Tags: Background Checks, Fingerprinting, AFSP

All Fingerprinting Services Aren’t Created Equal

Posted by Clint Braswell on Tue, Jun 04, 2013

Misconceptions can be a dangerous thing. From making an organization appear subpar to impacting business decisions, misconceptions are variables that can snow under your business’ objectives. With businesses only beginning to recover and finally see increased margins, these misconceptions need to be minimized. When it comes to fingerprinting services, a common misconception is that all fingerprinting services are the same. Since your employee or student supplies the prints, they would be the main determinant of quality. This, however, is not the case. Not only can the quality vary considerably, but the prints may also not be accepted if they aren’t taken in the right place.

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Tags: Background Checks, Fingerprinting, AFSP

Speeding Up the CHRC Process

Posted by Clint Braswell on Tue, May 07, 2013

Since we have started this blog, my focus has been on one specific TSA program, the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP). For that, some of our General Aviation (GA) followers might be saying to yourselves, “What about me?” Well, fear not, oh loyal GA population, this post is all about you.

One of the biggest hurdles we see when processing GA fingerprints for a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) is with fingerprints being collected by a law enforcement office (LEO). It is important to realize that you have a couple choices in where you go to get these fingerprints collected and, while general consensus may be that they are the same, we know that it is not the case. Below, I have laid out just some of the common errors that we encounter when companies choose to have an LEO collect fingerprints.


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Tags: Background Checks, Fingerprinting, AFSP

Do You Know What You Are Looking For in a New Hire?

Posted by Brandon Bernard on Thu, Feb 07, 2013

As the economy has started to pick up and hirings are starting to increase, hiring managers are starting to feel like they have jobs that need to be filled and it needed to be done yesterday. This feeling is only amplified if you have lost employees and are now down from where you need to be.

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Tags: Human Resources, Background Checks

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