NEWS & ANALYSIS

Lawmakers Hold Hearing on the Use of Credit Checks in Hiring Decisions

Lawmakers on a House Financial Services' subcommittee last week examined amending the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit a current or prospective employer from using credit reports to make employment decisions such as hiring, firing, or promotion.

Jury Awards $1.5 Million in Retaliation Case

A jury has found that a woman was wrongfully terminated after she gave negative information about a coworker during an internal investigation.

DHS to Move 3,200 Contractor Jobs In-House

DHS has taken the first steps to reduce its contractor force in favor of government employees.

Background Screening Hot Topic After Arrest in Yale Murder Case

The arrest of a Yale lab technician in the murder case of Yale graduate student Annie Le has provoked questions about the university's background screening policies.

LAPD Chief Bratton Resigns for Plum Position in Private Sector

Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton resigned yesterday to lead a subsidiary of a security company that will provide training, consulting, and information services to police forces around the world.

Disgruntled Computer Engineer Locks San Francisco Officials Out of Computer Network

The alleged culprit is in jail on $5 million bail but will not divulge the pass codes necessary for administrators to regain control of the city's computer network.

More Passport Files of "Flagged" Individuals Viewed

Investigations at the State Department are trying to determine if the passport files of "high-profile" individuals were improperly viewed.

Illegal Worker Discovered in Parliament

In the latest security lapse, an illegal worker who fled Heathrow security three years earlier was found working as a cleaner at Parliament.

An Alarming Trend

The EEOC has recorded an uptick in racial harassment over the past two decades.

NASA Scientists Rebel Against Background Checks

28 Scientists Refuse Bush Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12
 




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