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December Holidays
  • Tuesday, December 24th: Christmas Eve Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.
  • Wednesday, December 25th Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, December 31st New Year's Eve Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin
  • Wednesday, January 1st New Year's Day
International
  • Monday, December 2: India-Asom Divas; New Zealand- Westland Anniversary/Chatham Islands Anniversary Day; United Kingdom-St. Andrews Day
  • Tuesday, December 3: Spain (regional): Feast of St. Francis Xavier
  • Thursday, December 5: India (regional): Birthday of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
  • Friday, December 6: Spain:-Constitution Day
  • Tuesday, December 10: International- International Human Rights Day
  • Thursday, December 12: India (regional)-Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma; Mexico-Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe
  • Monday, December 16: India (regional)-Barahimizong
  • Wednesday, December 18: India (regional)-Guru Ghasidas Jayanti; India (regional)-Death Anniversairy of U SoSo Tham
  • Thursday, December 19: India(regional)-Goa Liberation Day
  • Monday, December 23: Israel-Hanukkah
  • Tuesday, December 24: International-Christmas Eve
  • Wednesday, December 25: International-Christmas Day
  • Thursday, December 26: Australia/Canada/ New Zealand/United Kingdom-Boxing Day; Greece- Synaxis of the Mother of God
  • Friday, December 27: Ireland-Bank Holiday; United Kingdom (regional)-Bank Holiday
  • Monday, December 30: India (regional)-U Kiang Nangbah
  • Tuesday, December 31: International-New Year’s Eve; Japan-Bank Holiday

Due to seasonal holiday hiring in Mexico, the agencies that process criminal searches are currently backlogged and experiencing delays. These delays are expected through December 31st.

Due to a platform change in the Kansas public access system, the confirmation of full dates of birth will no longer be available. The new platform called, "Kansas District Court Public Access" portal will only display a year of birth. Please expect time service delays on possible records in the coming months as the new platform is rolled out. This change in process will require additional court clerk assistance and file requests.

We will notify you of any additional updates to the process as the roll out occurs.

As of July 2nd, Floyd and Macon County courts in Georgia have been affected by an isolated ransom ware attack. Currently, the courts are unable to perform searches, unless the data is re-entered or the ransom is paid. At this time, courts do not have access to their computer system.

As of July 11th, Oconee County Probate Court in Georgia was attacked with ransom ware and also cannot conduct searches.

As of July 18th, Henry County courts in Georgia have confirmed they were also affected by the ransom ware attack and presently, no searches can be conducted.

Cisive is receiving daily updates from both our vendors and Georgia’s affected courts regarding the ransom ware attack. Currently, there is no ETA on when the affected systems will be operational. Until further notice, searches in the above jurisdictions will be held. Cisive will continue to monitor this situation until it is resolved.

Due to the political turmoil and unrest in Venezuela, all services have been temporarily suspend. We do not know how long this will last, but we will communicate updates as we get them.

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, on July 12, 2016, was adopted by the European Commission, establishing a data transfer mechanism between the two regions. The EU data protection authorities indicated in a recent statement that they will hold off for at least one year on any new challenges to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The U.S. Department of Commerce launched its Privacy Shield website where organizations can begin self-certifying to Shield on 1 Aug. CARCO has been diligently working with counsel to be prepared to certify as soon as possible after August 1. Addendums to existing contracts between CARCO and our clients may be required to attest to the provisions of Privacy Shield and those will be sent out in the coming months. Feel free to contact your CARCO representative if you have any questions about Privacy Shield.

M-274 Handbook for Employers
Guidance for Completing New Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form)

For our clients who utilize CARCO's Electronic I-9/E-Verify solution, please note the following updates from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding Form I-94. CBP recently announced an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register to automate Form I-94. Non-immigrants traveling to the US by air or sea will no longer need to complete a paper Form I-94. The interim final rule will be effective Friday, April 26, 2013.

What Clients Should Expect:

  • Foreign travelers will be directed to visit www.cbp.gov/I94 to obtain and print out an electronic Form I-94. (website currently inoperable) Employers will be presented with a computer generated printout of the applicants I-94 card. Which is the "functional equivalent" of the paper Form I-94.
  • Individuals who enter by land or require a secondary inspection as asylees, refugees and parolees will be provided a paper copy of Form I-94 by a CBP officer.Please keep in mind as the employer you will continue to see the small white card affixed to the foreign passport as CBP is not completely doing away with the I-94 card.


EEOC/FTC Joint Publication- Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know. Click here to view.

EEOC Guidance Released on Criminal History Record Checks. Click here to view.

Due to the removal of public access to court records in San Luis Obispo, CA, court record searches in this county will be delayed.

Policy Regarding Misdemeanor Records

Click to view a PDF document regarding the use of the Social Security Check section of our background report.