REXUS Background Screening Services

With REXUS, you get the very best of technology and customer service. Our secure online client portal provides you with an easy-to-use, secure, internet-accessible tool to submit, review and download background screening requests and finished reports. Our highly-skilled and dedicated team of account managers ensures you have everything you need to make the best hiring decisions while also meeting compliance requirements with federal and state regulations.

REXUS was founded in 1989 by former FBI agent who was a Counter Terrorism Chief at FBI Headquarters. His mission for REXUS is to “Support clients’ efforts to hire stable, productive workforces.” Our team has over 30 years of experience providing thorough background check services. In the last year alone, we processed over 25,000 background screenings.

Our process is custom from the start. We begin with a client discussion to determine specific screening needs for both your industry, company and available positions. We do not have a “standard” report because there are so many variables in job qualifications, required interpersonal skills and technical skill sets.

You can learn more about REXUS Background Screening Services by category as follows:

Our background data collection does not rely upon proprietary databases that are often outdated and lack complete information. Instead, for criminal background checks, we partner directly with state repositories or utilize researchers at the municipal level in order to provide the most comprehensive reporting available. This is part of what sets REXUS apart from other companies and in-house screening approaches.

When you work with REXUS, there are no required contracts, start-up fees or minimums. Our prices are very competitive with other similar service providers. Whether you have one applicant to review or hundreds, we can help. We do offer discounts for larger volume requests.

REXUS utilizes cutting-edge technology with the most sophisticated encryption and security measures critical to our industry. We stay abreast of all compliance and regulation changes to keep our clients informed. We rely on up-to-the-minute information and in depth analysis to complete background screenings. Sorting through the details of an applicant’s background requires sensitivity and the very best analytical skills. Our expert team’s primary goal is to provide our clients with factual, verified information that will assist you in making sound hiring decisions.

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Background Searches Available from REXUS:


Federal Bankruptcy Search

A Federal Bankruptcy Search provides information concerning national federal bankruptcy filings. This includes bankruptcy type (7, 11, or 13), any listed debtors, amount of liability, and date of filing.

County Civil Records Search

A County Civil Records Search involves review of county civil court records for civil litigation including lien and judgment filings. The searches are performed in the applicant’s county of residence and identify the plaintiffs, defendants, and liability amount.

Federal Civil Records Search

A Federal Civil Records Search is reviewed for the applicant’s known districts of residence to determine if the applicant was involved in federal civil litigation. The records often provide a name match only which may require additional investigation to determine whether or not the record matches the applicant. This search can be conducted nationally or by state.

Credit Report Check

Credit Report Checks are obtained from a leading credit reporting agency. The report may contain information including the types of credit held by the applicant, total amount of indebtedness, current and previous delinquent accounts, accounts which have been charged off, liens, judgments, and collection accounts.

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Drug and Alcohol Testing is performed at over 6000 collection sites. Urine testing, one of the most common screening methods, is an accurate and reliable way to detect casual drug use that occurred within the past 72 hours. A variety of test panels in addition to the federally mandated (SAMHSA/DOT) 5-drug panel are offered including a 5-panel hair follicle drug test, a 10-panel drug screen and expanded opiates panels for testing of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.

Motor Vehicle Records Search

A Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) Search provide statewide driving records, including Commercial Driver’s License status (CDL) for at least 3 years, up to 7 years depending on the state. Motor Vehicle Records show driving history information including insurance lapses, license suspensions, revocations, accidents, and traffic violations. In some states, convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not found on the criminal court record but located on the MVR records.

FMCSA DOT Pre-employment Crash and Inspection Search

The FMCSA DOT Pre-employment Crash and Inspection Search includes a review of records maintained by the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These records provide the most recent 5 years of crash data and 3 years of roadside inspection data. This driver data is available to potential employers and operator-applicants to improve the quality of safety data and help employers make informed decisions when hiring commercial drivers.

National Federal Criminal Records Search

A National Federal Criminal Records Search retrieves information directly from the Federal District Court repository and identifies criminal convictions on federal charges. This report includes active warrants and open cases listed in the court dockets. Federal courts can be searched by district, state or nationally.

County Criminal Record Search

A County Criminal Records Search provides felony and misdemeanor convictions from the last 7 years per FCRA regulations. When legally reportable, REXUS provides a minimum 10-year search. We work with researchers to access criminal records directly from the courts on both a county and state level. This methodology provides the most accurate and thorough criminal record review as opposed to the standard results provided through a compiled criminal database. In addition, when legally reportable, our report includes charges that were dismissed, not prosecuted, entered into pre-trial diversion programs or had suspended sentences.

Statewide Criminal Records Search

Statewide Criminal Records Searches are available in over forty states. Statewide record repositories are searched for felony and misdemeanors going back at least seven years. When legally reportable, REXUS provides a minimum 10-year search. We work with researchers to access criminal records directly from the courts on both a county and state level. This methodology provides the most accurate and thorough criminal record review as opposed to the standard results provided through a compiled criminal database. In addition, when legally reportable, our report includes charges that were dismissed, not prosecuted, entered into pre-trial diversion programs or had suspended sentences.

Nationwide Criminal Database Records Search

A Nationwide Criminal Database Records Search examines records covering all 50 States including the District of Columbia. Included are criminal records from statewide repositories and archives, department of corrections, local county information, traffic violations, administration of courts records, and the nationwide registered sex offender database. The results are cross-referenced for acccuracy with records found in a County Criminal Records Search and/or State Repository Criminal Search.

Sex Offender Registry Search

A Sex Offender Registry Search checks state and federal sex offender registries. The information reported includes full name of the offender, photographs of the offenders (when available), the offense, and the last known address of the offender.

National Terrorist Watch Search

The National Terrorist Watch Search provides information from federal databases maintained by the US Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). A prohibited party is described as “designated nationals, terrorists, narcotics traffickers, blocked persons and parties subject to various economic sanctioned programs who are forbidden from conducting business in the United States.” OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. OFAC acts under Presidential national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze assets under US jurisdiction. Many of the sanctions are based on United Nations and other international mandates, are multilateral in scope, and involve close cooperation with allied governments.

FDIC Enforcement Search

The FDIC Enforcement Search provides information about FDIC enforcement actions against entities for violations of laws, rules, or regulations, unsafe or unsound banking practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, and violations of final orders, conditions imposed in writing or written agreements. The FDIC has the statutory authority to terminate the deposit insurance of any insured depository institution for violation of a law, rule, regulation, condition imposed in writing, or written agreement, or for being in an unsafe or unsound condition or engaging in unsafe or unsound banking practices.

GSA Excluded Parties

The GSA Excluded Parties Search is provided as a public service by General Services Administration (GSA) for the purpose of efficiently and conveniently disseminating information on parties that are excluded from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain Federal financial and nonfinancial assistance and benefits, pursuant to the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 6101, note, E.O. 12549, E.O. 12689, 48 CFR 9.404, and each agency’s codification of the Common Rule for Non-procurement suspension and debarment.

FDA Debarment List Check

FDA Debarment List Check finds records of criminal conduct, relating to development or approval of a drug product, that prevent an individual from engaging in similar activities. It is intended to help organizations comply with regulations relating to drug applications and related activities.

FACIS Search

The FACIS (Fraud and Abuse Control Information Systems) Search identifies sanctioned individuals in the healthcare field. This includes information on disciplinary actions ranging from exclusions and debarments to letters of reprimand and probation with OIG, GSA and other federal agencies, as well as disciplinary actions by federal agencies and licensing and certification agencies in all 50 states.

OIG/HHS Search

The OIG/HHS (Office of Inspector General/Department of Health and Human Services) Search lists individuals prohibited from taking part in federally funded healthcare programs for a variety of reasons including patient abuse, licensing board disciplinary actions, health care program fraud, and default on student loans. A healthcare entity can be subject to fines and penalties for employing blacklisted individuals maintaining any type of role within the medical field. From doctors and nurses to warehouse personnel and delivery drivers, this search will help lower your liability risk.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Denial of Participation Search

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Denial of Participation Search provides information on individuals who have been suspended, denied, or excluded from participating in Housing and Urban Development programs.

SSN Trace

An SSN Trace verifies an applicant’s SSN (Social Security Number), past and present addresses and possible aliases or maiden names used. A SSN Trace shows whether the social security number is valid, the state where the number was issued, and whether it is registered to your applicant. An address history is useful when determining where to check criminal records.

Education Verification

Education Verification provides information regarding high school diploma, general education diploma (GED), college enrollment, or college degrees from schools or institutions. The type of degrees or certificates, graduation dates, attendance dates, and graduating honors are also reported.

Employment Verification

With an Employment Verification, contact is made with supervisors provided by the applicant to determine an overview of job performance, interpersonal relations, and areas of expertise. Contact is also made with the Human Resources department to verify dates of employment, job title, salary, and eligibility for rehire.

Professional License Verification

Professional License Verification confirms an applicant possesses a professional license, and that the license is in good standing. The types of licenses include state-issued professional licenses or certification for medical professionals, lawyers, pharmacists, accountants, and many others. The verification includes any restrictions on the license, the date of issuance and expiration date.

Reference Verification

Reference Verification obtains information from the people who know the applicant best. Professional References provide insight into the applicant’s work ethic, job skills, and reputation within the work environment. Personal References provide information concerning the applicant’s personality, reputation, character, and conduct.

International Education Verification

International Education Verification provides information regarding diplomas, college enrollment, or college degrees from schools or institutions. The type of degrees or certificates, graduation dates, attendance dates, and graduating honors are also reported.

International Criminal Records Search

An International Criminal Records Search is contingent upon a country’s laws and regulations. For countries still reliant on paper files at local police departments, longer turnaround times are anticipated. Your REXUS Account Manager can provide more specific information.