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Tracy Vrchota

Tracy Vrchota
Tracy Vrchota is the Director of Compliance at Accurate Background and has 20 years of compliance and background screening program experience. Before she came to Accurate Background, Ms. Vrchota was an end user of background screening in the credit card and financial industry. As Director of Compliance at Accurate Background, Ms. Vrchota reviews and audits all internal processes to ensure compliance with FCRA and all Federal, State and Local laws. She provides legislative and compliance education to clients and Accurate Background employees to assist clients in remaining up-to-date on any legislative changes. Ms. Vrchota works closely with Accurate’s Product Development team to facilitate new product development that adheres to the changing compliance landscape. She is actively involved on the Government Relations and Best Practices Committees within the National Association of Professional Background Screeners to monitor proposed and enacted changes in legislation that impact the background screening industry as well as best practices in the industry. Ms. Vrchota is FCRA Advanced Certified through NAPBS has been trained in Six Sigma methodology.

Recent Posts

Apr 04
2016

Austin First in Texas to "Ban the Box" for Private Employers

Austin’s City Council passed Ordinance 20160324-019 (DRAFT)*, adding Chapter 4-15 to the City Code and making Austin the first city in Texas to expand “Fair Chance Hiring” practices to private
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Mar 11
2016

Philadelphia Ban the Box Effective Monday, March 14, 2016

As Accurate Background previously reported, Philadelphia's Ban the Box legislation Bill No. 150815 goes into effect Monday, March 14, 2016.   This law amends Chapter 9-3500 of the Philadelphia Code
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Mar 08
2016

Tracy Vrchota, Director of Compliance: Tips On Staying Compliant With Background Checks

This blog was originally published by Recruiting Trends.  When it comes to background checks, regulations are an undeniable and unavoidable reality. In order to steer clear of costly and unwanted
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Jan 29
2016

Philadelphia Ban the Box Grows Bigger

Philadelphia’s City Council recently passed an amendment to their existing ban the box legislation that goes much further than the City’s 2011 legislation. Bill No. 150815 takes effect on March 14,
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Dec 30
2015

Oregon's Ban the Box Effective January, 1st 2016

Oregon’s Ban the Box initiative House Bill 3025 goes into effect on January 1, 2016. This law prohibits any employer in Oregon (with 1 or more employees) from requiring an applicant to disclose a
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Dec 10
2015

NYC's Fair Chance Act: Latest on Article 23-A

New York City's Ban the Box legislation the "Fair Chance Act," which went into effect this past October, prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant's arrest or conviction record until
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Nov 12
2015

4 Steps to Stay Compliant with FCRA - White Paper & Infographic

Over the past few years, a number of high-profile lawsuits have targeted companies for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘FCRA”) and that number is continuing to increase.  Accurate
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Sep 16
2015

EEOC's recent consent decree - What employers need to know

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission entered into its first consent decree with an employer since the EEOC Guidance was initially published in 2012. It alleged that the employer's
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Jul 01
2015

Ban the Box Comes to New York City & Oregon

New York City and the State of Oregon recently joined the growing list of states and jurisdictions to Ban the Box - prohibiting employers from requesting criminal history until later in the hiring
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