Publication Date: May 11, 2011
Kevin Klimas, president and founder of Phoenix-based employment screening firm Clarifacts, was recently elected Chairman of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). During the one-year term, Klimas will be responsible for appointing committee chairs and overseeing the committees that determine policies and procedures for the credentialing process for NAPBS. The BSCC’s role is to ensure accredited firms meet or exceed standards of competency in integrity, security, consumer privacy and legal compliance.
“We are seeing a definite increase in interest in the accreditation process, with more firms asking about the requirements needed to qualify for the strict standards set forth by our industry,” said Kevin Klimas, president and founder of Clarifacts. “The overall employment screening industry is also starting to embrace accreditation as well, as many HR professionals see the value in what this designation represents, further underscoring its importance.”
Klimas is a founding member of NAPBS and served as Vice-Chair for the BSCC in 2010 and as Chairman of the Standards Committee in 2009 where he helped oversee the development of the interpretive guidance needed to explain any clauses or audit criteria to applicants and stakeholders.
“Kevin’s commitment to our organization is evidenced by his many years of service to NAPBS and his support in the development of the Credentialing Council,” said Stevie Hughes Kernick, Executive Director of NAPBS. “I am confident his leadership will be a significant benefit to the Council and that he is committed to advancing the mission of accreditation for NAPBS.”
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is the leading national resource for issues related to the rapidly expanding background screening industry. Founded in 2003 as a nonprofit trade association, the NAPBS promotes ethical business practices and fosters awareness of privacy rights and consumer protection issues. It is the foremost leader in the movement toward establishing generally accepted and reliable standards for background screening professionals and organizations. Now representing 669 member companies in the US and internationally, NAPBS is active in public affairs and presents a unified voice for the industry in the development of national, state, and local regulation. It advances industry objectives by providing a national infrastructure, organizational support, strong branding, and a forum for an open exchange of ideas. It also sponsors research on front-burner issues relevant to the industry; for example, consumer disputes and screening for terrorists. The NAPBS has also unveiled an accreditation program for NAPBS members, exhibited at conferences of human resources professionals and other related industries.
About Clarifacts Inc.
Clarifacts is a privately held corporation focused exclusively on employment screening services. Clarifacts provides nationwide service across a variety of industries including healthcare, non-profit, financial, call centers and staffing just to name a few. Clarifacts operates in strict compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and is insured, bonded and licensed as an Arizona Private Investigations Agency. Please visit clarifacts.com for more information.