Sample Background Check Policy

Informed applicants make better employees.

A background check policy is the best way to ensure the company or persons obtaining the background check have made applicants aware of their rights.

This policy will inform the applicant of expectations with regards to:

  • Purpose of the background check

  • Company background check procedures

  • Criminal record history and factors that may lead to Adverse Action

  • Credit history and factors that would lead to Adverse Action

  • And more...

Having a policy readily available for distribution to applicants is a best practice in staying FCRA compliant when hiring.

This template is provided in both PDF and Word formats.