PDS Background Checks

Helping Your Parish Provide a Safe Environment

It’s never been more important to know exactly who is volunteering, working, and caring for the young people in your parish. That’s why we have partnered with Verified First to provide your parish with the most comprehensive background checks available. This new service integrates into PDS and makes it simple to run thorough background checks on anyone in your parish or who you may be considering for your staff.

Screen for critical information in the top worldwide databases.

    • Social Security Numbers
    • Nationwide criminal records
    • Sex offender registries
    • Alias searches, if requested
    • Interpol, terrorist & FBI watch lists
    • Education & employment verifications
    • Driving records
    • Credit check
    • County-level records
    • Death index

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Massive impact with minimal effort.

  • Track the date background checks were processed.
  • Send background check requests to volunteers and applicants to complete.
  • Never ask for or store sensitive information, like Social Security numbers.

Integrates into PDS and your daily routine.

  • Search for cases where follow-up is needed, or when it's time for a renewal.
  • Add reference codes to make it easier to connect individual screens to relevant departments.
  • Easily identify flagged reports to make the reviewing and hiring process faster.

Your parish wants to feel secure.

  • Protect your people, finances, and records. Trust those with access to sensitive information.
  • Your parish can be held responsible for the actions of an employee or volunteer found unfit for their position. Comprehensive background checks can reduce your ministry’s liability.
  • The lack of better background checks puts everyone at risk. Reduce the risk to children, youth, and parishioners.

Staff want it done right.

  • Reduce hiring mistakes before it's too late by providing a safe work environment for your staff and volunteers to do their jobs and care for others.
  • Comply with all federal and state laws and insurance requirements by running better and more comprehensive background checks on employees and volunteers.
  • Reduce risk of allegations of disparate treatment under Title VII laws.

Packages

Serving Volunteer Package

Best used for volunteers in greeting or hospitality roles
$11.00 (Per person searched. Plus county access fees, if applicable.)

  • Nationwide Criminal Database Search, including millions of State and county records
  • Global Watch Lists/Homeland Security Lists and Sanctioned Lists
  • International & Interpol of 190+ Countries
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Database Search✝
  • Social Security Address Trace Report, including Death Index

 

Children and Youth Volunteer Package

Best used for volunteers whose duties include contact with minors.
$29.00 (Per person searched. Plus county access fees, if applicable.)

  • Nationwide Criminal Database Search, including millions of State and county records
  • Global Watch Lists/Homeland Security Lists and Sanctioned Lists
  • International & Interpol of 190+ Countries
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Database Search✝
  • Social Security Address Trace Report, including Death Index
  • Unlimited County Criminal Search for all filings over at least the last 7 years
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search✝

 

Leadership and Staff Package

Best used for clergy or other parish leaders.
$45.00 (Per person searched. Plus county access fees, state pass through fees, if applicable.)

  • Nationwide Criminal Database Search, including millions of State and county records
  • Global Watch Lists/Homeland Security Lists and Sanctioned Lists
  • International & Interpol of 190+ Countries
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Database Search✝
  • Social Security Address Trace Report, including Death Index
  • Unlimited County Criminal Search for all filings over at least the last 7 years
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search✝
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification

 

PA 153 Package

Meets Pennsylvania ACT 153 Law*
$39.00 (per person searched. Plus state access fees, if applicable)

  • Nationwide Criminal Database Search, including millions of State and county records
  • Global Watch Lists/Homeland Security Lists and Sanctioned Lists
  • International & Interpol of 190+ Countries
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Database Search
  • Social Security Address Trace Report, including Death Index
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance Check
  • PA Statewide Criminal Search

*Fingerprinting not available.

 

Extra Add-Ons

Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR)

Best used for anyone driving a parish vehicle.
$4.00 (plus state fees, if applicable.)

 

Credit Check

Best used for anyone handling money.
$6.00 (on-site inspection is required; an inspection fee will be charged)

 

Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search*

Best used for anyone working with minors.
$3.00

 

*Available in addition to the Children and Youth Volunteer Package or the Leadership and Staff Package only.

✝The difference between the National Sex Offender Registry and the Nationwide Sex Offender Database is the timing of the products. The database contains static data, and is not considered a system of record, as it is not live. The states maintain the Registry, and our access to it is real time. The Registry will have states unavailable, and when that occurs, our team waits to finish the processing until that state is back up and has been searched. With the database, if a state is down when the database is updated that states information is missing until the next time the database is updated.

Ready to get started?

To take advantage of the integration between PDS and Verified First, you will need to be on version 9.0G or later.

How to set up your new, integrated background checks service in PDS:

  • In the Personnel section, click "Safe Environment."
  • Click "Request Background Check."
  • Click "Sign Up", and you'll be taken to the Verified First signup page.
  • Follow the prompts to start using background checks.

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