Education - The Association provides relevant programs and training to empower its members to better serve clients and set standards within the background screening industry. These training seminars are planned for the Annual Conference and Mid-Year Meeting. Monthly Webinars are offered to members free of charge. The Webinars cover a variety of topics in the pre-employment screening industry, such as: compliance, legislative, drug screening and tenant screening.
Legislative Monitoring - NAPBS retains a federal lobbyist in Washington D.C. The lobbyist group monitors all federal bills potentially affecting the pre-employment screening industry. NAPBS also has a Grass Roots Sub-committee that monitors legislation at the state and local levels. Legislative alerts are sent to the membership when immediate response is needed to federal, state or local legislation. The Web site has a feature for easily responding to any legislative alerts that NAPBS sends to the membership. All current legislation being monitored can be found on the Our Voice Page of the NAPBS Web site.
Networking - The Annual Conference, scheduled in March or April, provides a forum for members to jointly discuss relevant industry issues and develop mutually-beneficial solutions. Vendor exhibits and educational programs will highlight these events. The Mid-Year Meeting, scheduled in September or October, also provides networking and educational opportunities, as well as a vendor exhibits. NAPBS also has a member ListServ provides an opportunity for subscribers to post questions and get feedback from their industry colleagues.
Publications and the Web site - NAPBS® keeps all members up-to-date on the relevant issues associated with background screening through the Journal, a monthly publication, the Thursday Letter, a weekly e-newsletter and any additional alerts necessary. Additional background screening-related publications and materials are always available to all members and the Web site houses a directory of member companies and resources for the membership to use as they deem necessary.
Standing Committees - Membership in NAPBS® gives you a voice and active involvement when you participate as a committee member on one of NAPBS® standing committees.
Best Practices Committee
Mission: To establish and promote best industry practices and inform members regarding compliance with applicable laws.
Mission: To clarify and promote the purpose, goals, and accomplishments of NAPBS®.
Conference Committee and Sponsorship Subcommittee
Mission: To organize the most efficient and educational conferences to help NAPBS® take full advantage of the time spent.
Mission: Sponsorship Subcommittee- Enhance the conference experience through bringing gusto into the exhibit hall and expanding sponsorships.
Mission: To develop quality and timely educational programs for the members and the background screening industry as a whole.
Government Relations Committee
Mission: To coordinate and engage in policy and political advocacy with Federal, State and Local Government as well as to work with other organizations to further the overall mission and goals of NAPBS®.
Mission: To explore the feasibility of establishing an international network of global background investigation and screening firms in order to aid screening firms around the world to better understand the processes, logistics and laws of conducting international investigations.
Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee
Mission: To position NAPBS® as the defining voice for the screening industry; to recruit and retain members and deliver measurable value to members.
Mission: To promote and preserve the core values consistent with our professional association through discipline based education and compliance, independent of professional differences.
Tenant Screening Committee
Mission: To establish and promote industry best practices which will lead to standardized credentialing within the resident screening market segment while interfacing with other NAPBS® standing committees to advance the professionalism of resident screening member firms.