• Federal Criminal Records
  • County Criminal Records
  • Statewide Criminal Records
  • National Criminal Records
  • Sex Offender List
  • County Civil Records Search
  • Workers' Compensation Search
  • Education Verification
  • SSN Verification
  • Credit Reports
  • Driving Records
  • Employment Verification
  • USA Patriot Act
  • Drug Screening
  • Professional License Verification

  • Mailing Address:
    James R. Moore & Associates
    P.O. Box 218635
    Houston, Texas 77218

    Corporate Office:
    Telephone:   713-686-5100
    Toll Free:      800-517-2759
    Fax:                281-754-4097


    Employment Screening

    The confidential reports of James R. Moore & Associates (JRMA) provide our clients with thorough and objective information to assist in the difficult hiring decisions that face businesses in today’s world.

    James R. Moore, president of JRMA, is personally available to consult with your organization regarding pre-employment screening issues and the FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT.  JRMA can have a customized pre-employment program in place for your business in less than one day with some or all of the following components:


    Federal Criminal Records Check

    Federal Criminal Records – Many crimes do not necessarily fall under state or local laws.  They fall under federal jurisdiction.  These crimes may include: tax evasion, embezzlement, counterfeiting, bank robbery, and other white collar crimes.  This search covers criminal filings in any of the federal criminal courts.


    County Criminal Records Check

    County Criminal Records – This search consists of an on-the-site search of the “upper” court (called Superior or District Courts in most jurisdictions) and the “lower” court (called Municipal or County Courts in most jurisdictions) records in the appropriate counties in the United States.  Completed records will include the charges, date filed, and disposition information.


    Statewide Criminal Records [where available]

    Usually, the complete Name, DOB, and SSN are required for this type of search.  This inquiry is performed directly through the official state repository or state court computerized system.  Not all states have a statewide search available to the public.  We recommend this search be supplemented by county criminal checks because state records are not always completely timely or accurate, and some, such as Texas, only report arrests that result in conviction.


    National Criminal Records

    There is no national records database that is available to the public or to private businesses.  JRMA has access to proprietary databases that cover some or all of up to approximately 40 states.  The information from these databases is purchased from the state repositories and other law enforcement sources.  It is not always complete, accurate, or timely.  These databases have some usefulness in that they may offer results from jurisdictions that might not normally be searched.  However, any results found using this method will be checked by an in-person court search at the county level.


    Sex Offender Search

    The National Sex Offender search is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice and is a cooperative effort between the state agencies housing public sexual offender registries and the federal government.  This is a powerful search tool that allows for the submission of a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders.


    Civil Records

    • Discover whether your applicant has sued former employers
    • Whether applicant has been sued for reasons relative to employment

    Workers’ Compensation Inquiry [where available]

    • Conduct a post-offer review in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Federal and state law regulates obtaining and using these records, so this information is not available in all states.
    Education Verification
    • Confirm degrees, diplomas or certificates and dates attended
    • Confirms education and ability to do the job

    True Identity Verification [Also known as Social Security Number (SSN) ID Check]

    • Provides names & addresses associated with applicant's Social Security Number (SSN)
    • May indicate if the SSN was used fraudulently
    • Commonly used to identify additional jurisdictions where criminal record searches should be conducted

    Nationwide Credit Report [with specific release from Applicant]

    • Credit history of applicant
    • Helps determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position involving cash or the exercise of financial of fiduciary responsibilities
    • Should only be requested when specifically relevant to a job function

    Drivers License Search

    • Driving history (as allowed by each individual state law)
    • Violations
    • Convictions
    • Type & class of license
    • Current status

    Employment Verification

    • Verify salary, position and dates of employment
    • Ask specific questions relative to job function
    • Contact is made with applicant’s co-workers or supervisor to ascertain job performance, levels of achievement, and eligibility for re-hire
    •  Allows for a realistic assessment of a candidate from former employers

    USA Patriot Act Searches

    The Office of Foreign Asset Control of the United States Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  The Excluded Parties searches offer the ability to check potential hires against government “watchlist” databases.  There are federal regulations against doing business with individuals on the various lists.  These searches are done by name, and any potential matches are returned.  In the event a match is returned, our customer service department will direct you to the appropriate government agency for more information.  


    Drug Testing

    • Substance abuse analysis for amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine metabolites, marijuana metabolites, methadone, methaqualone, opiates, phencyclidine, and proposyphene
    • Specimen processed at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) certified laboratory
    • Independent Medical Review Officer available on all positive results

    Professional License Verification

    • Confirm type of license
    • Whether license is currently valid
    • Dates issued
    • State and licensing authority
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