SEPTEMBER 14TH

Eastern Time Zone

*Designates sessions approved as FCRA Basic Certificate Renewal PDC

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

OPENING CEREMONY

Presenters:

Melissa Sorenson, PBSA Executive Director

Michelle Lebond, PlusOne Solutions

Bon Idziak, Accurate Background, LLC

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Eastern Time Zone

GENERAL SESSION

Diversity and Inclusion in Background Screening - Avoiding Discrimination, Shaping Better Workplaces:

This session will bring awareness to Diversity and Inclusion issues and initiatives that intersect with the background screening space, review what kinds of background screening products directly support Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and discuss potential practices CRAs can be knowledgeable about and implement to facilitate end-user compliance and screening in the current work climate.
 

Presenters:

Carol Miaskoff, EEOC

Bianca Lager, Social Intelligence

Vu T. Do, PreCheck, Inc.

Montserrat Miller, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP  

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12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

BREAK

INTERNATIONAL BREAKOUT SESSION

The World of Crime, or at least Criminal Records, Explained

The name may be the same but how criminal records are sourced and processed can vary greatly from country to country. This session will introduce participants to the primary types of criminal records, including Certificates, court sources, “criminality” databases, adverse media and some of the major proprietary databases. Finally, we’ll discuss how adjudication can be done when a hit is found.

 

Presenters:

Kerstin Bagus, NetForce Global, LLC

Andy Hellman, Accurate Background

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

LEGAL/COMPLIANCE BREAKOUT SESSION

*Five Key Lessons for Defending FCRA Class Action Lawsuits:

 

Companies in the background screening industry face legal risks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The FCRA creates unique challenges when a plaintiff chooses to bring a class action lawsuit.

Presenters:

David Anthony, Troutman Pepper LLP

Timothy St. George, Troutman Pepper LLP

Cindy Hanson, Troutman Pepper LLP

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

BUSINESS BREAKOUT SESSION

 

MONITORING – Beyond the buzzword into the data and its uses

This session is intended to share how monitoring works, various data and service options, benefits to end users and CRAs; what the limitations are on usability; and to answer your questions.

Moderator:

John Kloos, BackChecked, LLC

Presenters:

Vince Pascarella, Wholesale Screening Solutions

Brian Kelly, Appriss Insights

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12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

BUSINESS BREAKOUT SESSION

Surviving a SOC 2 Type 2 Audit - Don't Be So Afraid:

SOC 2 Type 2 has become the premier security standard for service organizations. This includes the platforms, data centers and cloud computing providers that serve our industry. Perhaps you are preparing for such audit yourself. Or, you may just want to know what your suppliers have achieved. Either way, you'll hear from somebody who just completed the audit, with the experience fresh in mind. What did it take? What did it cost? Was it worth the effort?

Presenter:

John Kloos, BackChecked, LLC

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

LUNCH

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1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

INTERNATIONAL BREAKOUT SESSION

Are you Subject to GDPR & UK Data Privacy Regimes:

Organizations outside of the EEA and UK may be subject to GDPR and/or the UK Data Privacy regulations. If they are, there are many obligations that follow, including having a local Representative. But is your operation really subject to these regimes? Maybe not or maybe only for part of them. This session will review how to assess if your organization is subject to them. We will also cover how to address customer requirements when you feel you are not subject to these regimes.

Presenters:

Kerstin Bagus, NetForce Global, LLC

Kevin Coy, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

LEGAL/COMPLIANCE BREAKOUT SESSION

*Upstream, Downstream, You Scream, I Scream - Compliance Considerations When Buying and Selling Data:

Whether you are buying or selling consuming information, you want to make sure your information is accurate, up to date, and FCRA compliant. But what happens when you suspect your upstream or downstream business partners are less focused on compliance than you are? This session will address some common pitfalls and best practices when dealing with business partners whose FCRA compliance procedures may be a bit fishy.

Presenter:

Erin Novak, Montgomery McCracken Walker Rhoads LLP

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

TENANT BREAKOUT SESSION

Tenant Screening in a Virtual World:

A variety of consumer transactions are moving to the online space – including leasing. What does that mean for tenant screening? This session will explore compliance considerations including privacy and security issues, online applications, proper use of tools to verify identity, electronic payments and signatures, and electronic delivery of adverse action notices. The speakers will address the variety of laws and considerations specific to conducting business online, with an eye towards those applicable to tenant screening.

Presenters:

Katie Hawkins, Hudson Cook LLP

Jennifer Sarvadi, Hudson Cook LLP

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

BUSINESS BREAKOUT SESSION

The Cost of Not Knowing Your Vendor Network:

Screeners are increasingly being challenged by their customers to demonstrate their vendors have gone through a solid vendor credentialing component. Regulators and plaintiffs use vendor credentialing information (or lack of them) as reasons for negative findings. This session will provide suggestions for how to credential a new vendor, ongoing assessments, and how to document proof.

Presenters:

Kevin Horval, Intellicorp Records

Andy Hellman, Accurate Background

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

EXHIBIT HALL TIME

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

BUSINESS BREAKOUT SESSION

The Old Rules Don't Apply - Learn What Buyers Want and How to Sell More in a COVID Environment:

A great CRA’s value lies in their ability to deliver on a moving target of often contradictory client demands. In depth, but cheaper. Faster, but fewer errors. Candidate driven, but low abandonment. What makes a shop great is doing so without abandoning their core principles. In a COVID world, employers are reviewing their relationships like never before, so shops need to consider a different approach to selling. Attendees will learn how to create, package, present and persuade employers that YOU’RE the best choice.

Presenter:

Kevin Bachman, The CRA Doctor

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

LEGAL/COMPLIANCE BREAKOUT SESSION

CCPA Compliance for Background Screeners - The FCRA Exemption May Not Be Enough!:

The California Consumer Privacy Act took effect on January 1. It imposes many new obligations on companies that process the data of California consumers, and grants those consumers a number of new rights. While FCRA-regulated activities are exempt, many CRAs may still find themselves caught by the CCPA for other services they sell, not to mention their own marketing and HR activities. This session provides an overview of the CCPA, the obligations it imposes, and what a CRA should consider for compliance.

Presenter:

Mark Sward, Sterling

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

BUSINESS BREAKOUT SESSION

Mindful Awareness and Coaching Skills for Leaders:

In today's ever changing world we must discover within us the tools to cope with stress, anxiety and fear and help those around us as well. Mindfulness at work is fast becoming a foundational, science based, tool for teams to ground and reduce the speed of business to allow us to be more effective in a happier and more joyful way. Out of this quiet time we can have different conversations based on solid coaching skills. We will discuss and practice these skills and more in this session.

Presenter:

Scott Sadler, Creative Conflict Solutions

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

DRUG TESTING BREAKOUT SESSION

Workplace Drug Testing - Strategic Planning for CRAs:

Pre-Employment testing likely represents 80% of the testing your CRA performs. Can you afford for it to go away? As marijuana legalization spreads across the country, state laws are challenging an employer's rights to perform pre-employment drug testing. Ban-the-Box changed background screening for employers and similarly, the rules changing for drug screening. This session will address the cause of the change, present future strategies for revenue retention and improvement

Presenters:

Nina French, Hound Labs

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

EXHIBIT HALL TIME

BREAK

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION

Global General Background Screening Accreditation

 

Hear directly from members of congress about their initiatives for the 2021 session and impact on screening.

 

Presenters:

Michelle Leblond

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION

The World is Upside-Down. So What Now?
 

The world has changed dramatically in the last few months. From shelter in place to rush to hire, to court closings and alternative resources. But one thing has remained constant-the need to be compliant. This session will focus on new legal trends and theories, hot issues for regulators, COVID specific challenges and what your clients expect from you during these challenging times.

Presenter:

Pamela Q. Devata, Seyfarth Shaw LLP  

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR LOUNGE

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR LOUNGE

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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