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RE: Background Checks for DBAs

From: Kerber, Andrew <>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:40:09 -0600
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The release form is a classic case of trying to scare you away from a lawsuit if the data is misused. Quite simply, the company is absolutely responsible if it is misused, especially since it is a condition of employment. So, basically they are opening up to massive lawsuits by allowing this to happen every time they add a client, especially if they let each client do their own investigation instead of supplying the client with the required information.

Andrew W. Kerber
Oracle DBA
UMB "If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving"

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of J. Dex Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:55 PM To:; Subject: Re: Background Checks for DBAs

What they are looking for is the best part of this --

The consent form itself only says "the limited purpose of initiating security access and system user identification" and then goes on with a big
disclaimer that the company is not liable for anything and that we are releasing them of any liability. The company tells us this is common practice. Don't believe it though.

>CC: "J. Dex" <>
>Subject: Re: Background Checks for DBAs
>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:46:33 +0000
>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
>minimum. I know a private sector company that goes back 7 years(they
>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
>check on file.
>what are they checking? anything more than criminal and financial? The
>they give is meaningless. You have to see what they are checking. to
>There are no legal recourses to stop this. Background checks have
>alot cheaper so more and more companies do them.
>-------------- Original message --------------
>From: "J. Dex" <>
> > 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
> > that everytime we acquire a new client, the new client is putting us

> > yet another background check. These are not Security Clearances.
> > either Certificate of Public Trusts or general background checks.
> > company isn't doing the background check, it is the client
> > is becoming ridiculous and we really don't want to keep giving out
> > numbers to multiple companies, etc. Our company wants us to be able
> > cover any of the databases at any time so they are making us go
> > checks each time. I am not sure if there are any Right to Privacy
> > prevent the employer from forcing us to do this and I am wondering
> > other DBAs on the list are subjected to this.
> >
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