Validity Screening Solutions President Talks Background Checks at AZ SHRM

August 20, 2015


Validity Screening Solutions President Talks Background Checks at AZ SHRM

A Detailed Overview of Compliance and Employment Screening Guidelines

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (August 20, 2015) – Darren Dupriest, Validity Screening Solutions, will present at the AZ SHRM (Arizona Society for Human Resource Management) conference later this week, providing guidance in implementing and maintaining compliant background screening processes. Dupriest’s presentation will offer attendees an all encompassing summary of compliance with the legislation and guidance put in place by federal and state level governments in the pre­ employment screening process.

With periodic updates to legislation by Federal and State governments, this presentation intends to provide attendees with up ­to ­date data regarding information used in the hiring process. This includes overviews of criminal background checks, employment and education verifications, and professional reference checks. Attendees will also gain general knowledge on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), its reach into the private and public sectors, cost of violations, and its application in specific situations.

In addition to FCRA education, attendees can expect a brief highlight of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on the use of criminal arrest and conviction records, along with updates on state ­level “Ban the Box” legislation. Attendees will leave the presentation with the tools they need to conduct a compliant background screening program.

This presentation will be held at the AZ SHRM conference Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 10:30a at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Arizona.

About Darren Dupriest

Darren Dupriest is the president and owner of Validity Screening Solutions, his industry career beginning in 1992 with Clarence M. Kelley & Associates (CMKA). As president and owner, he directs all company functions including employment related screenings, due diligence investigations, substance abuse testing, digital fingerprint capture, and many more services. During his career, this former licensed investigator has led investigations ranging from workers’ compensation fraud, embezzlement, merger and acquisition due diligence, along with sexual harassment and employee theft investigations.

Dupriest is frequently invited to speak at organizations such as the Kansas Association of School Business Officials, the Heartland Labor Law Conference, the International Public Management Association, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, the Kansas City Safety and Health Council, as well as being a featured speaker at SHRM conferences in eight states. He is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), an organization that now boasts over 600 members. Dupriest serves as an expert and has organized training programs on the subjects of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and identity theft.

About Validity Screening Solutions

Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, provides accurate employment screening and drug testing to companies who want to hire confidently. Founded in 1992, Validity offers employers nationwide a convenient, streamlined and cost effective approach to hiring by using the latest technology and providing every client a designated account representative that understands their business, its regulations and requirements. Validity is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (2010, 2011, 2012), 2012 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year nominee, Inc.’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (2009, 2010), KC Small Business Magazine’s 25 Under 25® Award (2010), Ingram’s Best Companies to Work For (2010, 2015), and Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City (2010). For more information about Validity Screening Solutions, visit or call 866.915.0792.

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