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Old 04-15-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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This might help a bit. I don't know if it'll ease your mind much but it'll give you an idea.

Bank Of America Forum - What kind of work background check does BofA do? | Indeed.com
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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Thanks, Brian. That's unfortunately one of the places I got the FBI check info from. Has anyone worked in HR or otherwise at BofA in the past or present verify if this is true?
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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I really can't imagine it preventing you from getting a job. I have a DOJ FBI security clearance to work with bioterrorism agents, and I'm about to get a Secret Security Clearance when I start with DOD.

I got a DUI in February 2000 and it did not and I don't expect it to have an effect on either clearance. You must always be honest though, no matter what. Depending on the type of investigation, they could also investigate medical records and credit history as well, so keep that in mind. HONESTY HONESTY HONESTY!!!
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: NoDa
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I was a Recruiter for BofA in 2003 - 2005. Your DUI should not be an issue. They look for Section 19 violations. Here is some additional info on a section 19 violation:

Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act prohibits any person who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty1 or a breach of trust2 or money laundering, or has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution, from becoming or continuing as an institution-affiliated party; owning or controlling, directly or indirectly, an insured institution; or otherwise participating, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of the affairs of an insured institution without the prior written consent of the FDIC. Note that consultants who participate in the conduct of the affairs of an insured institution may be subject to Section 193. Therefore, a pre-employment background screening process should be established by all financial institutions that, at a minimum, uncovers information regarding a job applicant's convictions and program entries to ensure that only appropriate persons are employed, or that an application for FDIC consent is sought, if applicable.

Also, they will request information on where you resided for the last 7 years. Also, it is worth mentioning, there may be specific roles within the institution where they have a stricter background check process.

I do not believe they would check your medical history (contrary to the previous poster), as there are HIPA laws that would prevent this. In very Sr. Executive hires, they would likely to Executive Medicals to understand the risk associated with an Executive, but this would be after hire, and the Executive would consent as a function of employment.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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I was a Recruiter for BofA in 2003 - 2005. Your DUI should not be an issue. They look for Section 19 violations. Here is some additional info on a section 19 violation:

Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act prohibits any person who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty1 or a breach of trust2 or money laundering, or has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution, from becoming or continuing as an institution-affiliated party; owning or controlling, directly or indirectly, an insured institution; or otherwise participating, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of the affairs of an insured institution without the prior written consent of the FDIC. Note that consultants who participate in the conduct of the affairs of an insured institution may be subject to Section 193. Therefore, a pre-employment background screening process should be established by all financial institutions that, at a minimum, uncovers information regarding a job applicant's convictions and program entries to ensure that only appropriate persons are employed, or that an application for FDIC consent is sought, if applicable.

Also, they will request information on where you resided for the last 7 years. Also, it is worth mentioning, there may be specific roles within the institution where they have a stricter background check process.

I do not believe they would check your medical history (contrary to the previous poster), as there are HIPA laws that would prevent this. In very Sr. Executive hires, they would likely to Executive Medicals to understand the risk associated with an Executive, but this would be after hire, and the Executive would consent as a function of employment.

Just gave you reps for your thorough information. The way around the HIIPA laws is you sign a waver for credit history and medical record checks. Like I said in my post, it depends on the type of investigation, like mine, where I did indeed waive those rights and they will look into all of my records. Probably wouldn't be necessary for a bank job, unless they were concerned about drug use or mental health problems.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I was a Recruiter for BofA in 2003 - 2005. Your DUI should not be an issue. They look for Section 19 violations. Here is some additional info on a section 19 violation:

Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act prohibits any person who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty1 or a breach of trust2 or money laundering, or has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution, from becoming or continuing as an institution-affiliated party; owning or controlling, directly or indirectly, an insured institution; or otherwise participating, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of the affairs of an insured institution without the prior written consent of the FDIC. Note that consultants who participate in the conduct of the affairs of an insured institution may be subject to Section 193. Therefore, a pre-employment background screening process should be established by all financial institutions that, at a minimum, uncovers information regarding a job applicant's convictions and program entries to ensure that only appropriate persons are employed, or that an application for FDIC consent is sought, if applicable.

Also, they will request information on where you resided for the last 7 years. Also, it is worth mentioning, there may be specific roles within the institution where they have a stricter background check process.

I do not believe they would check your medical history (contrary to the previous poster), as there are HIPA laws that would prevent this. In very Sr. Executive hires, they would likely to Executive Medicals to understand the risk associated with an Executive, but this would be after hire, and the Executive would consent as a function of employment.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Again, a lot depends on the role, but in most cases you would be ok, though they could look at that among other things and can use it as a factor against other candidates, but it may not exclude you alone.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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I've applied for a job at Bank of America. Problem is, I have one drinking-related arrest from when I was 18 and in college.
Arrest only, or arrest and conviction?
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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Arrest and prayer for judgment continued, so no conviction, but it wasn't dismissed either. And they ask if you've ever had 'adjudication withheld,' to which I have to answer yes. The only place I've seen do that. Thanks everyone for the responses.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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I attended a pretrial diversion program to removed a mist. pot possession charge. it has been expunged from my record they still ask if one has been involved in the pre trial program even if i was not convicted or arrested. would they be able to find out about my pre trail record, and would they care about the past drug use thus effecting my employment?
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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A lot of company's do extensive background checks, the company I work for does them, I was shocked when I got an email from the owner of a bar I used to work in part time (4 years previous and 5000 miles away) from a detective agency, wanting to confirm that I had worked there etc.

Even funnier was when they contacted my Father as I used to work for him as a paid employee.

In Florida I worked for a company that we would run background checks on a prospective employee's, we would inform the person tat we where going to do this and ask them if there was anything they would like to tell us.

If they said no and anything came back they where never offered employment.

We did however offer employment to a convicted murderer, whose probation officer had sent him to the agency we used for temps, we told him we would like to employ him he said you can't and told us why (the fact that he had spent the last 30 years off his life behind bars), he ended up working for us for a couple of years.
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