Coachella Valley - Employee Screening - Everything You Need to Know About Background Checks...
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When: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Woodhaven Country Club
41-555 Woodhaven Dr East
Palm Desert, California  92211
United States
Presenter: Amy Harrison
Contact: Mike Wales

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PIHRA Coachella Valley 

Employee Screening - Everything You Need to Know About Background Checks and Drug Screening

presented by Amy Harrison


Mini Employment Law Update presented by Joseph Ortiz, Partner, Best Best & Krieger prior to speaker presentation.

Here is a high level list of topics for the presentation:

  • Background Screening 101
  • Why conduct background screening?

What types of background checks should I be doing? the differences between National Criminal Database searches vs. County Criminal search. There are many misnomers about the National Criminal Database search options that I want to make sure the audience is aware of.

  • What is covered in the various levels of background screening?
  • How are background checks conducted? (Online court access vs. sending a researcher to the courthouse)
  • What is the average turnaround time for background screening?
  • Compliance Regulations (Ban the Box, Pay Equity regulations, Federal and State Disclosure & Authorization requirements)
  • Business verification processes & obligations as a CRA
  • Drug Screening in CA
  • Best practices for collecting information needed for the background check (options via email invitation, text invite, integration with ATS)
  • Benefits of integration with ATS/HRIS systems


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration
8:00am - 10:00am - Program and Breakfast




Amy Harrison is the Director of Sales & Sales Operations for HireRight. She has over 20 years’ experience in Human Capital Management with a background in Staffing, Recruiting, Applicant Tracking Systems, Pre-Employment Screening, and elearning Solutions.

With her understanding of the full cycle recruiting process, she brings a consultative approach to program development. She has worked with companies of all sizes from small businesses to global organizations.

Amy has over 12 years experience in the employment screening industry and will be sharing best practices in navigating the waters of employment screening in today’s complex environment.



This program is valid for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $25
Guest/Nonmember $40 $40
PIHRA Member In-Transition $15 $15
PIHRA Student Member $15 $15

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Online registration closes on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.  


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