by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII
A Global Homeland Security Search checks a compilation of domestic and international sanctions lists (see below). Individuals or organizations included on these lists may be involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violations of federal banking regulations, drug trafficking, etc. This search was developed as a response to The Patriot Act and the War on Terror.
A Global Homeland Security Search is sometimes called a Global Homeland Security Background Check or a Terrorist Watch List Search.
A Global Homeland Security Search helps an employer with Patriot Act Compliance and OFAC Compliance. A Global Homeland Security Search provides an anti-terrorism element to a Comprehensive Background Check. For Patriot Act information, see Background Check Laws: Patriot Act.
What are the Weaknesses of a Global Homeland Security Search?
As with all database searches, A Global Homeland Security Search is incomplete by nature. It is only as reliable as its last update. The fight on terrorism and crime around the world changes every day. Because agencies that submit information to these lists work at their own pace, any list is outdated to some degree at any given time. There is no list that includes all individuals or organizations that are suspected of terrorism and crime around the world.
How Far Back Does a Global Homeland Security Search Go?
The information reported in a Global Homeland Security Search varies greatly. Each database in the Global Homeland Security Search has its own rules about the information reported.
How Long Does a Global Homeland Security Search Take?
Results for this search should be available the same day the order is entered into our online tracking system.
For more information call http://APSCREEN.com at 800 277-2733
What is Our Recommendation for Global Homeland Security Search?
We recommend a Global Homeland Security Search as part of a quality Comprehensive Background Check.
Note: Federal, state and local laws and regulations are rapidly evolving regarding employer inquiries into and use of applicant/employee criminal records. See Background Check Laws and Regulations and Employment Background Check Blog. It is the employer’s responsibility to stay current with changing legal requirements.
A Matter of Fact is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice. It is important that employers work with counsel to develop an employment screening program specific to their needs. Employers should obtain legal advice concerning their legal responsibilities, and to ensure that background check documents, policies and procedures are in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. For more see Legal Disclaimer.
What Other Criminal History Searches Are Available?
Additional criminal record searches available to help meet employer and job requirements include:
•County Criminal Records Check: checks county court records
•Federal Criminal Records Check: expands criminal records checks to federal offenses
•’Statewide’ Criminal Records Check and ‘Nationwide’ Criminal Database Check: are useful supplements to County Criminal Record Checks
•National Wants and Warrants: is an important supplement to County Criminal Record Checks
•Sex Offender Registry Check: is essential for health care, child/youth/elder care, teaching, residential management, hospitality, social services, and similar at-risk positions
•International Criminal History Records Searches: are also available
Aside from the obvious benefit of having access to all of the counter-societal repositories identified below, this listing exceeds all known statutory anti-terrorism, anti-money laundering and anti-fraud requirements. Those highlighted in yellow are those most requested, and those in Red are especially significant and provide a “one-stop shop” access into areas normally reserved for law enforcement and other levels of criminal investigators.
Alabama Medicaid – Suspended Providers,
America’s Most Wanted Fugitive List,
Australia Sex Offender Registry,
Australian Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Sanctions List,
Australian Reserve Bank Sanctions List,
Bank of England Sanctions List,
California Medi-Cal – Suspended and Ineligible Providers,
Connecticut Dept of Social Services – Admin Actions List,
DEA Diversion Control Program – Admin Actions against Doctors,
DEA Diversion Control Program – Cases against Doctors,
Delaware Adult Abuse Registry,
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls – Debarred Parties List,
European Union Terrorism Sanctions List,
FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs – Debarment List,
FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs – Warning Letters,
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – Failed Bank List,
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – Enforcement Decisions and Orders,
Federal Reserve Board – Enforcement Actions, FinCEN – Enforcement Actions,
FINRA – Disciplinary Actions,
Florida Medicaid – Sanctioned Providers, Fugitive List,
Health Resources and Services Administration – Health Education Assistance Loan – Defaulted Borrowers,
Her Majesty’s Treasury – Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions,
Her Majesty’s Treasury – Investment Ban List,
Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) – Enforcement Actions,
HUD – Limited Denials of Participation List,
Idaho Medicaid Provider – Exclusion List,
Illinois Casino Exclusion List,
Illinois Office of Inspector General – Sanctioned Providers,
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – Most Wanted,
Interpol Most Wanted,
Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) – End User List,
Kansas Dept of Health and Environment – Abuse Registry,
Kentucky Medicaid – Excluded Providers,
Maryland Medicaid – Exclusion List,
MIPT (Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism) Terrorism Knowledge Base,
Mississippi Medicaid – Excluded Providers,
Missouri Casino Exclusion List,
Monetary Authority of Singapore – Enforcement Actions, National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) – Administrative Orders,
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) – Most Wanted Fugitives,
Nevada Gaming Control Board – Excluded Person List,
New Jersey Casino Exclusion List,
New Jersey Dept of Treasury – Debarment List,
New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General – Exclusion List,
New York Stock Exchange Regulation – Disciplinary Actions,
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) – Specially Designated Nationals List,
Office of Inspector General (OIG) – Health and Human Services Exclusion List,
Office of Inspector General (OIG) – Most Wanted Health Care Fugitives,
Office of Regulatory Affairs – Disqualified, Restricted and Assurances List for Clinical Investigators,
Office of Research Integrity – Public Health Service – Administrative Actions List,
Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) – Enforcement Actions List,
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) – Canadian Sanctions List, Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) – Enforcement Actions List,
Ohio Medicaid – Sanctioned Providers,
Ohio Medicaid – Suspended Providers,
Palestinian Legislative Council List,
Pennsylvania Medicheck – Precluded Providers List,
Politically Exposed Persons List,
SEC – Enforcement Actions,
South Carolina Medicaid – Excluded Providers,
Tennessee Dept of Health – Abuse Registry,
Texas Employee Misconduct Registry,
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Medicaid and Title XX Provider Exclusion List,
TRICARE Sanctions List,
United Kingdom Disqualified Directors List,
United Nations Consolidated Sanctions List,
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – Disciplinary Actions,
US Dept of Commerce – Denied Persons, Unverified, and Entity List,
US Dept of Labor – Forced and Child Labor List,
US Dept of State – Foreign Terrorist Organizations List,
US Dept of State – Nonproliferation Sanctions,
US Dept of State – Terrorist Exclusion List,
US Dept of Treasury – Primary Money Laundering Concern List,
US General Services Administration (GSA) – Excluded Parties List,
World Bank Listing of Ineligible Individuals
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