What causes an employee to fail a background screen?

  1. Commercial Background Screenings

    The Program’s commercial background screenings are conducted on all Program applicants and participants. The commercial background screenings will produce a “fail” result for these findings:

    • Felony convictions – 10 years or less.
    • Wanted persons – Open wants and warrants.  As far back as records are available.
    • Individuals found to be listed on searched watch lists (OFAC, ICE, Interpol, etc.). As far back as records are available.
    • Registered Sex Offenders – As far back as records are available.
    • Social Security Number not validated.
  2. Government Database Checks

    In addition to the commercial background screenings, the Program also processes government database checks, currently consisting of queries of the National Crime Information Center (“NCIC”) and Interstate Identification Index (“III”), on Program applicants and participants for participating Marine Corps and Coast Guard installations.  The Government database checks will produce a “fail” result for these findings:

    • Felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g. felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) for:
      • Rape, Child Molestation, Human Trafficking, Espionage, Sabotage, Treason, and Terrorism. As far back as records are available.
    • All other felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g. felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) - 10 years or less.
    • Released from prison within the past five years after serving time for a felony conviction.
    • On probation in the last five years for a felony conviction.
    • Wanted persons – Open wants and warrants. As far back as records are available.
    • Individuals found to be listed on searched watch lists (OFAC, ICE, Interpol, etc.). As far back as records are available.
    • Registered Sex Offenders –  As far back as records are available.
    • Immigration Violation  – As far back as records are available.
  3. Certain disqualifying events will not be eligible for a waiver by the Coast Guard and Marine Corps:

    • Felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g., felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) for:
      • Rape, Child Molestation, Human Trafficking, Espionage, Sabotage, Treason, and Terrorism. As far back as records are available.
    • Wanted persons – Open wants and warrants.  As far back as records are available.
    • Individuals found to be listed on searched watch lists (OFAC, ICE, Interpol, etc.). As far back as records are available.
    • Immigration Violation  – As far back as records are available.
    • Registered Sex Offenders –  As far back as records are available.

If you have any questions, please contact RAPIDGate Customer Support at 1.877.727.4342 or info@rapidgate.com