Publication Date: July 08, 2009

Klimas to also Chair the Council’s Standards Committee…

Kevin Klimas, president and founder of Phoenix-based employment screening firm Clarifacts, was recently seated on the first ever Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The BSCC was created to ensure accredited firms meet or exceed standards of competency in integrity, security, consumer privacy and legal compliance.

“As part of a rapidly changing and increasingly complex industry, background screening companies need a measurable way to demonstrate proficiency, compliance and quality of service,” said Kevin Klimas, president and founder of Clarifacts. “I applaud NAPBS for establishing these rigorous standards and I look forward to working with other members on the Council as we commence with accreditation for the first time in our industry.”

Klimas also was appointed Chairman of the Standards Committee which will review the standards on an annual basis and make recommendations to the Council. The committee will also oversee the development of the interpretive guidance needed to explain any clauses or audit criteria to applicants and stakeholders.

“Kevin is one of our founding members of NAPBS and over the years has been active in the organization in various roles including best practices, the accreditation task force and now the Background Screening Credentialing Council,” said Tracy Seabrook, CAE, executive director of NAPBS. “I know his contributions as Chairman of the Standards Committee will benefit the industry greatly as companies explore accreditation.”

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 729 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 for more information.