Background Investigation Permission
(Kindly read this document and sign it in the place provided below. The application process cannot be completed without your signed consent.)
I, ____________, I hereby give [name of company] permission to look into my background and credentials in order to determine whether I’m qualified for the position I’m looking for. I am aware that [name of company] will work with an outside firm or companies to help it verify this information, and I specifically permit information services and other entities of the company’s choosing to conduct such an inquiry. I am aware that I have the option to refuse permission, in which case no inquiry would be conducted and my employment application would not be continued.
Signature of Employee Date
Employee’s Name – Printed
[Note – omit this before printing the form: Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, an applicant must sign this form, or one that is substantially similar to it, before a potential new employer may run a background check on the applicant using an outside, for-profit company, including search engines on the Internet. If the background check will only be conducted by the business utilizing databases managed by government organizations, no such need applies.