Search Descriptions | Background Checks

GSI-imageAt Grand Slam Investigations, we customize our background checks and related searches to meet the specific needs of different businesses and industry segments — giving employers a head-start on designing a package that meets their business’ particular needs.


We begin with a package that targets your industry and then add and subtract search elements at your request. Often, clients can use an existing package without any alteration!

Business Credit Reports

Returns information on a company’s key credit scores (with explanations), basic company information (location, incorporation data, key personnel, sales, etc.), corporate linkage (parents, branches, etc.), debt and payment trends, trade payments, and legal filings (including tax liens, judgments, and bankruptcies).

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Commercial Drivers License Information System (CDLIS)

Searches of database maintained by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to ensure single license issuance nationwide. Enables employers to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements and helps eliminate a candidate who does not hold a valid Commercial Drivers license. This search provides name, DOB, S.S. # match, AKA information, present jurisdictional state and license number and up to three previously held CDL numbers.
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County Civil Search

Searches a specified county to identify non-criminal suits filed by individuals or corporations, such as product-liability suits, local civil-rights violations, judgments for nonpayment of goods, and litigation related to divorce, marriage, or child custody. Most states divide its lower and upper courts based on the monetary amount of the claim. Searches access records for cases assigned to and processed in either Upper or Lower Courts. Additional access fees may apply to certain courts.
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Criminal Search – Single County

Criminal record search in any U.S. County, via the Clerk of Courts Office in the specific county responsible for the applicant’s current and/or former resident and/or work addresses. Searches felony and/or misdemeanor indexes (involving statutory offenses) for the past 7 years. Multiple names and/or addresses require separate searches.Results take longer than InstaCriminal searches but offer more in-depth and detailed information.
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Education Verification

A verification specialist contacts the school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The education verification report includes dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable.

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Employment Credit Report

Accesses applicant credit history, including identifying information, public records, outstanding debt, payment history, loans and mortgages, late payments and defaults, and credit inquiries. (Report provided through TransUnion.)

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Employment Verification

An employment verification specialist contacts the employer to verify information reported by the employee on a job application or resume. The report contains dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.

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Federal Criminal Search

Reveals criminal complaints brought by the U.S. government against defendants for violations of federal criminal law.

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Global Report

Accesses Global Criminal Database data to identify individuals linked to terrorism or appearing on government watch lists and sanction lists. Results include information from United States agencies as well as databases of other countries, institutions and international law enforcement agencies across the world.

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Nationwide Search (Includes Sex Offenders)

A powerful, virtually instant multi-jurisdictional search of state and county criminal records. This database is compiled from counties, Department of Corrections (DOC), Administration of the Court (AOC), and state sex offender registries from across the country. National and international terrorism sources also included, such as Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This search includes the National Sex & Violent Offender Database, P.R.I.O.R.S. and the Foreign Nationals Database.

Single State Search (Includes Sex Offenders)

A rapid-return report of information from a specific state’s courts and agencies. Sources include Department of Corrections, Administration of the Court, county courts and sex offender registries, including the National Sex & Violent Offender Database.
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National Search

Searches evictions, liens and judgments filed from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including statewide and county eviction records. Our database is updated daily.

Single State Search

Searches evictions, liens and judgments filed from specific individual, including statewide and county eviction records. Our database is updated daily.
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Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)

Searches information compiled from an individual states Department of Motor Vehicles. Reports access 3-7 years of license data (depending on the state) and will include such information as license status, suspensions or revocations, moving violations, DUIs, point accumulation, chargeable accidents, court appearances and departmental actions. Motor Vehicle Report fees subject to individual state charges.
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MedEx Complete

National Searches federal sources, state agencies across the 50 states and includes the Global Report.

MedEx reports provide background data on individuals and organizations in the healthcare industries and meet the requirements for screening of the Office of Inspector General’s Compliance Program.

Information obtained from federal sources include the following:

  • OIG (Office of Inspector General)
  • GSA (General Services Administration)
  • FDA (Federal Drug Administration)
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • TRICARE (Formally Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services)

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Professional License Verification

Verification with the state or federal issuing authority of the applicant’s license, certification or credentials, the date of issue, expiration date and status.

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Reference Verification

A verification specialist contacts the personal and professional references provided by the applicant and asks questions pertaining to the references relationship with the applicant, length of time known, any joint work experiences, and overall character of the applicant.

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Residence Verification

Compares applicant information against a national registry database to confirm whether listed references are accurate.

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Social Security

Address Trace Report Provides insight into applicant’s residency and movement patterns by returning full name, age and DOB, a complete address history, including dates and phone numbers at listed addresses. As an additional barrier to identity theft, data is crosschecked through the Social Security Death Index, which is designed to prevent stealing of a deceased person’s identity.

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Tenant Credit Report with FICO Score

Provides all information included in the Employment Credit Report, plus a FICO score as a quick snapshot of risk. FICO scores come based on the best-known and most widely used credit score model in the country and widely used in banks and other institutions to make informed lending decisions.
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For more information about background check search packages from Grand Slam Investigations, please contact us here or call us directly at 231.359.1555.