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PWinFL

Florida
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Posted - 08/02/2009 :  5:44:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit PWinFL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lee, let me be a bit more specific. When employed (hired as a W-2 employee) by a bank, depending on the position held, the employee must submit to certain tests and checks. The bank is not obligated to provide the results of those tests and checks other than "pass/fail" to the employee. If a test/check failed, then the employer may be obligated to notify the employee if employment is terminated, but otherwise, they are not obligated to do so and, in my experience, do not provide them to the employee.

Some institutions do treat contract workers differently. Frequently the background check is done through the agency that supplies the contractor. Often agencies will supply the results to the contractor because the contractor may often work for different clients of the agency.

My understanding, from the way I read the post, was that the poster was an employee of the two banks. Not a contractor through an agency.


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Lee-AR

Arkansas
613 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2009 :  10:12:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I have. 2 Co's both paid for & supplied a copy. However, this was a few years ago & last year, respectively. Also...going further back, 2 other co's paid for my bgc, but (said they) could not supply a copy because it was merely a Pass/Fail "X" on a list of other notaries who'd been checked.

Just letting you know that there was a time in this field that the hiring entities (large VMs) would pay for a notary's bgc.

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PWinFL

Florida
469 Posts

Posted - 07/30/2009 :  05:10:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit PWinFL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dynamic1

Has anyone gotten there background checks from any company they have worked for?
Let me know. Thanks!!


Chances are you will never get a copy of the results, especially if the hiring company paid for them. It's their report, not yours. Typically, when you are hired by an organization, part of the package is your authorization for them to perform certain checks, such as employment verification through the DHS and SSA and, depending on the job and company, a background check. That authorization allows the organization to have them done and they are provided the results.

(Note: Employment verifications: If it comes back with a "non-confirmation", the reason(s) must be provided to the employee. This does not apply to independent contractors.)

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dynamic1

Alabama
17 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2009 :  5:46:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also received a message asking for a backgroud check I have worked for a bank's Southtrust Nortgage corp and Wells Fargo I know I had a very detailed background check including credit check through the government. I also worked for a company where I had to run background cgecks on potential employees. They want ne to retrieve this information and send it to them but how? If they are so concerned why don't they run them themselves? It is ridiculous....Has anyone gotten there background checks from any company they have worked for?
Let me know. Thanks!!
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LindaH

Florida
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Posted - 07/13/2009 :  8:01:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First off, for what Nations Direct pays and what they put their notaries through I would NOT comply with this - they don't make it worthwhile...

Second...SC is an attorney-only state...

On both counts, I wouldn't waste my time or money.


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Lisa T.

California
391 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  7:29:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lisa T.'s Homepage  Reply with Quote
California requires a background check from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI before an applicant will be given a commission so NO California notary should be paying for additional BGC. If your state doesn't require a BGC for a commission and you want one for the purposes of providing one for a hiring entity, I would get one from my local police department.

Be careful.....many times this is just a money making scheme by some.....they claim their clients now require a background check, then they demand that the only BGC check good enough will come from a company they designate - probably one for which they get a kickback.
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CopperheadVA

Virginia
420 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  6:12:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All my state requires is that the notary applicant swears that he or she has no felony convictions. The state of VA does not require a background check to be a notary.

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13442

South Carolina
12 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2009 :  5:23:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They just called me and said that two of their current clients are requiring background checks now. I have a current background check through SLED so I don't have to pay the $20 they said it could be done through... but is this weird or what? I mean.. I can't have a criminal background and BE a notary here.
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