Advanced Background Screening Solutions for Government

Maintain trust and safety for your employees and the public.
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Create a Safe Working Environment

Across all levels of government, employees must provide a positive and professional experience for constituents. Whether your employees work on your infrastructure, handle finance, or anything in between, Sterling’s employee background checks help ensure all candidates brought in for sensitive roles are both qualified and trustworthy.
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Government-Focused Expertise

Hiring regulations are complex and always evolving. Sterling’s dedicated team of industry experts and Client Success Partners provides background screening best practices and continuously monitors new legislation so you can be proactive on the latest industry trends and requirements.
We also have many competitively bid cooperative government agreements that can be leveraged to streamline the procurement process.
We’ve continued to stay with Sterling because of the level of customer service we receive from our account managers in helping us achieve our objectives. Working with a partner that really knows our business is critical too. Sterling was able to help us take 1.8 days off our average turnaround time for background checks. I’m really happy with that number.”

Customize Your Screening Package

Once you’ve selected your screening package, you can add additional service options to your order:
Criminal Background Checks

Getting a complete picture of a candidate’s criminal history is often more complex than people think. At Sterling, we make it easy for you to make fast, more accurate, and safer hiring decisions through a combination of robust services, solutions, and technology that allows us to:

  • Uncover more criminal activity
  • Gain direct access to more US criminal records
  • Deliver accurate results quickly
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Education Verification

Sterling’s robust verification services take the burden off your teams by delivering a fast, more accurate verification of a candidate’s educational background so you can be confident that your candidates possess the skills and experience they claim to have.

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Due Diligence

It is important to know if the subject (which can be an individual or entity) of an investigation has been involved with serious criminal matters, is politically exposed, or has concerns tied to their financials, regulatory licensure, global security or their reputation in the media. Completed by our private investigations subsidiary, Sterling Diligence, our in-depth investigations help protect your workplace, investments, and reputation.

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Sterling offers fingerprinting services as a biometric check for identity purposes, and to screen candidates for employment. We offer a national network of hundreds of collection sites, certified with the FBI, AHCA, and NMLS to submit eletronic fingerprints directly.

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Identity Verification

Identity verification is designed to help you mitigate risk through a simple process where candidates verify that the information they provided about themselves, including name and date of birth, is indeed their own. This allows employers to verify that candidates are in fact who they claim to be. In any situation where remote verification is needed, both accuracy and reliable technology play critical roles.

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Drug Screening

Maintain a safe and productive work environment with drug screening to help your institutions stay compliance-focused and meet work policy requirements.

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Volunteer Screening

Sterling Volunteers provides a secure online volunteer screening platform that allows volunteers to enter their information when ordering a background check. If desired, once a volunteer is verified, they have the option to use their background check to apply for volunteer positions.

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Motor Vehicle Records

Your new and current employees represent your brand when they drive for your company. A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) search can help you gauge if your drivers meet the safety criteria of the organization, allowing you to proactively manage risk and reduce liability and insurance costs by decreasing loss potential.

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Increase productivity and profitability through a seamlessly integrated screening experience with HR tools you already use to manage your hiring process from start to finish. Here are some of our industry-leading partners:
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