Overview of Accurate Background Packages

Background checks conducted by the Human Resources Department require a background package from Accurate Background Inc.  The Department Representative or other designated staff order the background package by using Accurate Background online system.  Visit the Instructions page for information on how to order the package.

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Packages

A partial list of Accurate Background packages is provided below, along with the services included in the package and the fee.  A complete list of packages is available for download as a pdf file.  The packages do not include Live Scan fees.

Departments may select the "MIN-Minimum Required Check" package for all job classifications.

Accurate Background fees are billed back to departments via a monthly journal entry from Human Resources.

Package Services

Fee

Minimum
(MIN)

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator

$2.80

Education Verification
(EDU)

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Education Verification (Highest Level)

$7.75
Employment Verification
(EMP)

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Employment Verification (Past 5 Years)

$13.70
Professional License Verification
(LIC)

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Professional License Verification (For a License Issued by a State Licensing Board or Authority)

$5.55

Motor Vehicle Records
(DMV)

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Motor Vehicle Records

$4.80

Credit Check (CRD)

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Credit Check

$7.55

Sex Offender Registry
(SOR)

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Sex Offender Registry Check

$5.55
EMP-EDU

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Employment Verification (Past 5 Years)
Education Verification (Highest Level)

$18.55
EMP-LIC

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Employment Verification (Past 5 Years)
Profesional License Verification

$17.45
EMP-DMV

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Employment Verification (Past 5 Years)
Motor Vehicle Records

$15.70
EMP-CRD

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Employment Verification (Past 5 Years)
Credit Check

$18.45
EMP-EDU-LIC

Online Applicant Screening Information Form
SSN Trace/Address Locator
Employment Verification (Past 5 Years)
Education Verification (Highest Level)
Profesional License Verification

$22.40

 

Service Descriptions

Service Descriptions

Descriptions for the package services are provided below.

Service

Description

Online Applicant Screening Information Form

This service allows applicants to complete all background check forms online, including electronic signatures for authorization forms and criminal conviction disclosure.

SSN Trace/
Address Locator

This search is used to identify counties where applicants reside.  The search gathers information from several sources including credit bureaus and public records.  The search provides summaries of the applicant's name, name variations, date of birth, current and former addresses, and phone number.

County Criminal Search

This search examines criminal records in county courts, and researches any felony or misdemeanor cases reported in the past seven years.  This search is automatically ordered when an applicant has lived outside California anytime in the past seven years.  The search is not ordered if the applicant's background check includes a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Live Scan background check.

Sex Offender Registry Search

This searches the most recent, updated information that tracks registered sex offenders.  The applicant is screened to discover if they have been convicted of sexually related offenses against adults and children and certain crimes against victims who are minors.

Employment Verification
(Past 5 Years)

This services is used to contact the applicant's employer(s) during the immediate past five years.  The service verifies information provided such as dates of employment, position held, salary, and eligibility for rehire.

*Accurate Background will make at least 5 attempts over 3 business days to verify the employment.  If Accurate Background is unable to verify the employment or if the applicant declines to authorize Accurate Background to contact the current employer, then Accurate Background will ask the applicant to provide W-2s, 1099s, or pay stubs as proof of employment.  The candidate will have 3 business days to provide the documents to Accurate Background.  If the deadline passes and the applicant does not respond, then the status of the employment verification will be "Unverified."

Education Verification
(Highest Level)

This service confirms credential earned directly with the schools.  Date of attendance, major, degrees earned, and graduation will be verified from the information provided by the applicant for their highest level of education.

Professional License Verification

This service confirms the applicant is fully licensed in their field.  The issuing state licensing board or authority is contacted to verify the license.  When available, this includes date of issuance and expiration and any public disciplinary action on file.

Motor Vehicle Report

This service searches the each state's Department of Motor Vehicles and provides a 3 to 5 year history on the applicant.

Credit Check

This service searches through one of the credit bureaus for credit history, including prior addresses, credit accounts, amounts past due, and public records.

 

 

Packages by Department

Packages by Department

Below are the packages typically ordered by each department.

Department

Package

Agricultural Commissioner

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Animal Services

Minimum (MIN)

Assessor-Clerk-Recorder

Minimum (MIN)

Auditor-Controller

Minimum (MIN)

Behavioral Health

Minimum (MIN)

Board of Supervisors

Minimum (MIN)

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Child Support Services

EMP-EDU-CRD (Credit check is only for positions with regular access to bank/credit card account info, SSN, and DOB.)

Clerk of the Board

Minimum (MIN)

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.) 

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Community Action Partnership (CAP) 

Minimum (MIN)
Cooperative Extension

Minimum (MIN)

County Counsel

Minimum (MIN)

Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

Minimum (MIN)

Economic Development Agency (EDA)

Minimum (MIN)

Emergency Management

Minimum (MIN)

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Professional License (LIC) Package (For positions which require professional licensing.)

Environmental Health

Minimum (MIN)

Executive Office

Minimum (MIN) 

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.) 

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Fire Department

Minimum (MIN)

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Professional License (LIC) Package (For positions which require professional licensing.)

Flood Control

Employment/Education (EMP-EDU) Package

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Professional License (LIC) Package (For positions which require professional licensing.) 

Human Resources

Minimum (MIN)

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Professional License (LIC) Package (For positions which require professional licensing.)

Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) 

Minimum (MIN)

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Office on Aging

Minimum (MIN)

Parks District

Sex Offender Registry Check (SOR)

Public Defender

Minimum (MIN)

Public Health

Minimum (MIN)

Purchasing/Fleet Services

Minimum (MIN)
Information Technology (RCIT)

Minimum (MIN)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) 

Minimum (MIN)

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Professional License (LIC) Package (For positions which require professional licensing.) 

Registrar of Voters (ROV) 

Minimum (MIN) 

Riverside University Medical Center (RUMC)

Minimum (MIN) or, optionally, Employment Verification (EMP) (Employment may be verified manually without using Accurate Background.)

Employment Verification (EMP) (If external applicant qualifying with previous experience.) 

Salton Sea Authority

Minimum (MIN)

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.) 

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

TLMA (Includes TLMA Administration, Planning, Code Enforcement, Transportation, and Building and Safety)

Minimum (MIN) 

Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)

Professional License (LIC) Package (For positions which require professional licensing.) 

Treasurer-Tax Collector

Credit Check (CRD) (Credit check is only for positions with regular access to $10,000+ cash during workday.)

Veterans Services

Minimum (MIN)

Waste Resources

EMP-DMV (Motor Vehicle Records check is only for positions involving driving.)

Education (EDU) Package (For positions which require a degree.)