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Re: Background Checks for DBAs

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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:46:33 +0000
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Its fairly common to have to do background checks when you get an offer. I even had to do a drug screen once. Criminal and Financial are kind of the minimum. I know a private sector company that goes back 7 years(they are just checking to see if you are lying). If you do most anything for the federal government a background check is almost always required.

I have never heard about this many background checks. It doesn't really make sense. I am surprised your company doesn't just keep your background check on file.

what are they checking? anything more than criminal and financial? The name they give is meaningless. You have to see what they are checking. to have, and

There are no legal recourses to stop this. Background checks have gotten alot cheaper so more and more companies do them.

> Does anybody work in a Data Center type of environment which houses
> databases for multiple/various clients (both government and private
> companies)? How are background checks handled? The reason that I ask is
> that everytime we acquire a new client, the new client is putting us through
> yet another background check. These are not Security Clearances. They are
> either Certificate of Public Trusts or general background checks. Our
> company isn't doing the background check, it is the client themselves. It
> is becoming ridiculous and we really don't want to keep giving out our SSN
> numbers to multiple companies, etc. Our company wants us to be able to
> cover any of the databases at any time so they are making us go through the
> checks each time. I am not sure if there are any Right to Privacy laws that
> prevent the employer from forcing us to do this and I am wondering if any
> other DBAs on the list are subjected to this.
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