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Financial Industry


Financial Enforcement Actions

This search identifies individuals and institutions that have been the subject of banking or financial enforcement actions, orders or penalties under the following banking agencies:

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB)
  • National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • FINRA BrokerCheck
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • National Futures Associates (NFA)
  • HUD Limited Denial of Participation (LDP)
  • FHFA Suspended Counterparty Program


Federal Sanctions & Exclusions

This search checks the GSA’s Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) and the OIG’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) for excluded or sanctioned individuals.

The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) includes information regarding entities debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, excluded or disqualified under the nonprocurement common rule, or otherwise declared ineligible from receiving Federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain Federal assistance and benefits.

The List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) includes information regarding individuals or entities excluded from participating in Federally-funded health care programs. Bases for exclusion include convictions for program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans.


Homeland Security

This product is a search of 137 domestic and international sanctions and exclusions lists, including the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. This search identifies known individuals or entities not allowed to work or do business with the United States. Our Homeland Security Search satisfies a key component of the USA Patriot Act.


Healthcare Industry


Healthcare Sanctions

This product will search a database of adverse actions against individuals in the healthcare industry. The search includes the OIG (LEIE), GSA (EPLS) and FDA exclusion lists, along with other 800 other sources, including federal and state agencies. The Healthcare Sanctions search is crucial in revealing individuals and entities currently excluded from receiving payment from Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal health care programs.


Professional License Verification

Many healthcare positions require an individual to hold a professional license or certification.  Based on the information provided by the candidate, we will confirm the legitimacy of their credentials. Results typically include license type, issuing authority and dates of validity. For certain license types, disciplinary history may also be included.


Transportation Industry


Our DOT/FMCSA background checks will help you maintain compliance with applicable regulations concerning existing and new hires. As part of a DOT background check, Hire Level will conduct a mandatory inquiry into an applicant’s drug and alcohol history with each previous employer, as well as run the required driving record and CDLIS search. In addition, we offer DOT drug testing for pre-employment and random screening purposes.

We can also conduct DOT regulated inquiries for other agencies, such as the FAA. Please contact our offices for a complete menu of available DOT services.


Tenant Screening


National TenantSCREEN

This search is for property management companies and landlords that need an inexpensive, quick search for potential tenants. Our National TenantSCREEN combines a national criminal history database check with a national sex offender registry check to identify potentially violent criminals and sex offenders before they sign a lease.

Please note that this is not a true ‘nationwide’ or comprehensive national search, rather it is considered multi-jurisdictional. It is completely dependent on participation from the originating source. Originating sources may include: county court records, state repository records, or state correctional records.

Record contents typically include date of the offense and/or filing, description of the offense, and disposition.

In addition to our instant searches, the following criminal records products are also available:

  • County Criminal Records
  • Statewide Criminal Search
  • Homeland Security Search


SSN Trace

A Social Security Number (SSN) Trace is an invaluable tool used to identify names and addresses that are historically associated with a given Social Security Number. Information is generally compiled from credit headers and other public and private information sources. It will also suggest previously used names or other aliases that should be researched.

This search will reveal when and where a SSN was issued, as well as alert clients to any particular problems, such as SSNs that have never been issued, those that were issued to a deceased person, or SSNs that were issued before an applicant was born.

If a landlord wants to utilize our County or Statewide Criminal Search products, this search is crucial, as it is the roadmap used to select court jurisdictions that should be researched for criminal records.

Our SSN Trace report will typically show:

  • If the social security number has been validly issued
  • Year in which the SSN was issued
  • What state the SSN was issued in
  • If that number belongs to someone deceased
  • Addresses where the applicant has lived or might be living now
  • Aliases, previous names, AKAs, misspelled names, changed identity
  • Dates of birth associated with that SSN


Credit Report & FICO Score

A credit report is one of the most fundamental ways to determine your applicant’s financial ability to afford rent. As such, your applicant’s financial obligations and payment patterns play an important part in your rental decision. Qualified companies will be able to access a report that contains the applicant’s credit history, including a summary of data, trade lines, collections, and public records. In addition, you will see detailed information on each account, including dates, balances, limits, and a 24-month payment history. Lastly, a FICO credit score supplied by TransUnion credit bureau will also be included in the report.

Clients who order employment credit reports online can view the results of the report instantly.


National RegistryCHECK

This product searches the industry’s largest database of landlord-tenant records to provide information that is crucial to any landlord or property manager’s leasing decisions. Information includes:

  • Unlawful detainer/eviction court records
  • Prior landlord inquiries (alerts to who has applied to different properties)
  • Landlord reported history and tenancy information supplied by property managers from across the nation

Researchers travel to courthouses where they search for all court cases pertaining to: failure to pay rent, property damage, judgments, writs and any other lease violations.


Rental Verifications

Information provided by a previous or current landlord is crucial to determining your potential tenant’s rental performance. With this product, we attempt to verify the following information:

  • Length of lease
  • Past due/unpaid balances or NSF checks
  • Evictions
  • Lease Violations
  • Unauthorized pets
  • Notice to vacate
  • Damages
  • Deposit refund


Employment & Salary Verification

Income level and stability is fundamental to choosing the right tenant. We will verify a potential tenant’s salary and chance of continued employment to make sure they meet your rental criteria.




Although employers may not consider volunteers to be “employees”, the Federal Trade Commission does indeed intend that the FCRA’s definition of “employment purposes” extends to independent contractors and volunteers. As such, we feel it is best practice to screen volunteers as you would regular employees. In some cases, however, it is not cost-effective to screen volunteers with the same due diligence that can be afforded to employees. In those cases, we offer the VolunteerSCREEN.

This product search combines a national criminal history database search with a national sex offender registry search to identify potentially violent criminals and sex offenders before they come into contact with at-risk populations.

To maintain compliance with the FCRA, any possible records reveals in the VolunteerSCREEN are always confirmed at the originating source prior to being reported.