Wyoming Background Checks
What Background Checks in Wyoming does Health Street offer?
Criminal Background Check Packages
Health Street’s criminal background check packages always start with a Social Security Number Trace. From there, you can add specific background checks, choose from one of our most popular packages, or build your own.
Why Health Street For Wyoming Background Checks?
Performing background checks in the Cowboy State involves knowing and following state rules and regulations which may stipulate what information can be taken into account when making hiring decisions. Requirements vary by state.
Performing background checks on your own is risky and can lead you into legal trouble. Hiring a background check company, known as a Credit Reporting Agency or CRA, is highly advisable. A credit reporting agency’s job is to stay abreast of Wyoming background check laws. Reputable CRA’s help you avoid pitfalls such as:
The risk of uncovering too much information in a background check is significant. Laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) mandate that certain protected information cannot be considered by employers when making hiring decisions. When hiring in Wyoming, it is crucial to use a CRA that understands the complexity of background check laws in Wyoming.
Background Check Laws Specific to the State of Wyoming
Unlike employment law in other states, Wyoming generally grants unrestricted access to an applicant’s criminal background information. Similarly, the state of Wyoming does not have any restrictions in place for which information may be reported in a criminal background check beyond what federal guidelines allow.
For clarity, the federally issued Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) limits certain items from being reported on an individual’s background check. These restricted items include civil suits and judgments as well as records of arrests which are more than seven years old or have passed the crime-specific statute of limitations. Bear in mind, the FCRA does not apply to individuals applying for a position with an anticipated salary of $75,000 or more per year.
Although there aren’t many doctrines in place that restrict employers from accessing an applicant’s background information, there are local statutes which require numerous occupational types to undergo criminal background checks. Typically, these statues are geared towards individuals seeking employment in public health, public safety, and child education sectors.
Under Wyoming Statute 7-19-201, applicants of the initial certification required by the professional teaching standards board will need to undergo a criminal background check. Aside from direct teaching positions, all other school district positions that grant access to minors will also be required to undergo a criminal background check. Likewise, these individuals will need to agree to fingerprinting to be considered for job placement.
Furthermore, under statute 7-19-201, prospective employees of a public fire department, ambulance service, and county fire protection services are required to undergo both a criminal background check and fingerprinting for job placement. Similarly, all persons applying for a position in the Department of Family Services as well as the Department of Health, who work closely with minors, elderly, and the mentally and physically disabled, will be required to undergo a background check.
Statistics on Crime in the State of Wyoming
In the state of Wyoming, the Division of Criminal Investigation compiles and reports crime and arrest data in accordance with the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System. Compiled data is shared annually through a published report outlining various crime and arrest statistics across the state. According to the latest report, Wyoming reported 1,032 violent crime offenses in 2019, a small increase from 1,004 offenses in 2018.
The reported 1,032 violent crimes documented in 2019 consisted of:
DOT Background Screening Services
If you hire truck drivers or other vehicle operators covered by DOT, then you know you have to comply with the Department of Transportation’s FMCSA modality regulations.. To comply with DOT regs, you must:
These measures ensure that your new hire has a safe Wyoming driving record and no drug or alcohol violations in the past three years.
Sometimes, the job candidate who seems to be most qualified is lying on his or her resume. In fact, it is quite common for people to misrepresent their education, degrees earned, and work history in order to qualify for a job that they otherwise would not obtain. An unqualified employee – especially one who forges aspects of their experience – creates serious risks for business leaders and HR executives.
Health Street’s background checks in Wyoming can verify a person’s resume, confirming the information that they have provided to you about their education, employment history, professional licensure, and degrees earned. We can even check references. Including these options on your background check in Wyoming gives you and your business the protection it deserves and the knowledge that you are hiring honest, qualified candidates.