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RE: Background Checks for DBAs

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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:30:46 -0600
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I think someone told me not to worry about disclaimer as if your personal information is stolen by process from company background checks/company sharing personal information. Company will be full accountable/sueable for all practical purposes. If company adopts a flawed procedure to do something than it is fully accountable for its consequences.

PB Singh

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[] On Behalf Of J. Dex Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 10:55 AM 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 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
>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.
>-------------- 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

> > is that everytime we acquire a new client, the new client is putting

> > us
> > yet another background check. These are not Security Clearances.
> > They
> > either Certificate of Public Trusts or general background checks.
> > Our company isn't doing the background check, it is the client
> > is becoming ridiculous and we really don't want to keep giving out
> > our
> > 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
> > checks each time. I am not sure if there are any Right to Privacy
> > laws
> > prevent the employer from forcing us to do this and I am wondering
> > if
> > other DBAs on the list are subjected to this.
> >
> > _________________________________________________________________
> > The average US Credit Score is 675. The cost to see yours: $0 by
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> >

The average US Credit Score is 675. The cost to see yours: $0 by Experian. RAVERAGE

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