Background Investigation


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Background Investigation

The process of verifying information a job applicant gives on his/her resume or in an interview. Examples of tasks completed during a background investigation include calling previous employers and co-workers, and checking for a criminal history. Background investigations are most common in jobs involving significant responsibility, such handling a great deal of money or working with children.
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Background investigations of students are vital to ensure patient safety and limit liability.
From myself down to the lowest ranking personnel, we will undergo complete background investigation,' Mijares said in a press conference at Camp Crame.
Under this contract, CACI will continue to provide quality background investigation services to OPM, increasing the agency's capacity to conduct investigations by hiring and training fully qualified and credentialed investigators.
The background investigations that were dumped spanned most government agencies.
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The successful candidate may be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal background investigation.
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