Background Check

"ISFIS Background Check Service Program has provided us with guidance on compliance and best practice in pre-employment background screening. ISFIS customer service is outstanding in that they immediately address concerns of not only DMPS administration, but any question brought forth by an employee, union leader or school board member. They are my first call with an issue and I always get an immediate response. With over 5,000 employees, I count on their knowledge and guidance to establish and maintain the highest quality workforce to serve students. ISFIS has been a supportive, collaborative partner in this effort." - Dr. Anne Sullivan, Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Des Moines Public Schools


3rd Degree Screening

ISFIS partners with 3rd Degree Screening to provide online pre-employment screening services that comply with federal and state requirements for Iowa public school districts. 3rd Degree Screening, Inc., based here in Iowa, is a nationwide provider of background checks and employment screening services and solutions. The information they provide assists businesses and organizations mitigate exposure to workplace violence, criminal activity, fraud, and negligent-hiring lawsuits. 

With 3rd Degree Screening, schools can ensure:

  • Fast turn-around times (90% of checks are completed in under 24 hours, well above industry standards of 32 hours),
  • Accuracy (less than 1% of their background check results are disputed by applicants),
  • Compliance (with built in compliance features to help clients with adverse action, FCRA, EEOC, and Ban-the-Box compliance issues).

3rd Degree allows schools to:

  • Obtain teacher background checks and professional license verification,
  • Check a large number of candidates thoroughly, accurately, and easily with a batch upload approach upon request,
  • Select packages that meet Iowa specific requirements by position,
  • Enjoy industry-leading turnaround times on background check results,
  • Monitor individuals' backgrounds as needed.

Contact 3rd Degree Screening today.


Guidance for Schools

For guidance and information to ensure your district is in compliance, visit our page on Background Check Guidance.


More Info

Watch the Iowa PBS story featuring 3rd Degree Screening on Iowa Entrepreneur

NPR Article, Are Bad Background Checks Costing Jobs?

Wanted: Accurate FBI Background Checks for Employment article.

Learn more about 3rd Degree Screening PBSA Accreditation


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Contact 3rd Degree Screening or ISFIS with any background check service or compliance questions.

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