Corra Group Now Offers Multiple Levels of Background Checks to its International Due Diligence and Investigative Packages

Tue, April 19th, 2016 - 11:41 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group now offers a variety of background checks designed to enhance any Due Diligence Check or Investigative Research program. Corporate clients and global investigative agencies can choose from any category of a la carte background searches or order a more comprehensive due diligence package.

“Our clients vary from global private investigators to private equity and venture capital groups who are looking to assess anything from possible mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, vendor or client retention, or co-ventures,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “We are addressing each client in in accordance with the levels of the searches they need, and we are packaging them specifically for each occasion.

“Some clients require such data searches that include the background analysis of individuals, global compliance, regulatory, litigation background checks,” said Basichis. Others are seeking reputational reports, actual interviews with sources who are familiar with the subjects as well as the business. Some just want from us pieces of a much larger puzzle.”

Basichis pointed out that clients will often first request a business credit report to gain an overall view of the structure, financial health, and general condition of the business of interest. He indicated that sometimes the business credit report is sufficient and that the client believes it has enough initial information to either move forward or back away from any potential transaction.

For the complete press release please click on this link

PSP MCMIS Data Update

Mon, April 4th, 2016 - 1:00 pm - By Nick Gustavson

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The FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) Website has been updated with the March 25, 2016 snapshot from the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).  The term “snapshot” refers to data captured from the MCMIS database as it appears on a particular date.

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You may request a prospective driver’s latest PSP data from Corra Group, www.corragroup.com

PSP records include a 5-year crash and 3-year inspection history for commercial drivers.  Account holders may access a PSP record during the hiring process after the driver’s consent has been properly obtained.

Corra Group Readies to Provide the New Electronic Chain of Custody Forms for Trucking Groups in Need of DOT Drug Testing

Tue, March 29th, 2016 - 3:07 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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As drug testing facilities move forward with the new electronic drug testing format approved by the Department of Transportation, last April, Corra Group is preparing to provide its trucking and transportation clients with the new DOT approved electronic chain of custody forms. The DOT Amendment will expand its definition of chain of custody forms, or CCF’s, to include both paper and electronic forms. This groundbreaking amendment is posted and detailed in the April, 2015 edition of the Federal Register.

“This is great news for trucking companies,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “The electronic CFF’s will greatly facilitate a trucking and transportation company in its ability to order drug tests on its drivers to meet the DOT Compliance Mandates.”

Basichis pointed out the new DOT Chain of Custody Form will go a long way to eventually replacing the more conventional five-pare CCF that has for decades been used as the necessary documentation for all workplace drug testing, for the end-to-end process of drug test ordering, specimen collection, and the documentation of the final drug testing results. He noted the electronic CCF will convey the same information concerning the employer, donor, collector, Medical Review Officer, and the resulting specimen information.

“Corra Group has long been partnered with Quest Diagnostics for conducting DOT regulated drug testing,” said Basichis. “Quest Diagnostics expects that their online electronic interface process will gain approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Laboratory Certification Program early in 2016. As soon as approval is granted, Corra Group will be able to offer the new electronic drug testing program to all of its trucking clients.

For the full press release please click on this link

Corra Group to be Close for Good Friday

Mon, March 21st, 2016 - 12:11 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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For those conducting background checks as part of their employment screening programs, please take note that Corra Group will be closed on Friday, March 25th for Good Friday.  We will reopen again on Monday, March 28th at regular business hours.

We would like to wish all who celebrate a fabulous Easter Weekend.

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