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Old 05-31-2016, 07:18 AM
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Maybe if you're so worried about your employer finding out personal data on the fingerprint card, maybe you could contact the bureaus where your records would be pulled up and 1) Ask if they actually need all of that information (sometimes they don't because the card is a generic boilerplate form designed to cover most possible scenarios) and 2) If they do need to know, and you have a strong justification for doing so, see if you can provide the information confidentially to them instead of on the form that goes through the employer.

I once suggested 2) to a transgender person who didn't want to provide their former gender and name to their employer (since they didn't need to know for anything else) and it was processed as such - for another example what one transwoman I once talked to did was in the field for aliases she put something like "available to authorized investigator only" and then the bureau contacted her about the details (after explaining that she was transgender they understood and processed it discreetly). Then again, the discrimination concerns here are more egregious than most of the data points the OP was questioning and it's a scenario that applies only to a small fraction of all applicants. (With DOB there is a concern of age discrimination, but since it's a very common situation I doubt they'd do a special request for that - and likewise with visible physical descriptions like height/weight/etc. The only one I could see qualifying would be a foreign POB where national origin discrimination would be likely and you could pass as a natural-born American if they didn't know.)

P.S. You do NOT have to provide a birth certificate for I-9 (a Social Security card without a statement that you can't work in the U.S. works to establish eligibility). After all, for someone born outside of the U.S. a foreign birth certificate would be meaningless for that purpose.

Last edited by KellyXY; 05-31-2016 at 07:46 AM.. Reason: clarification
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:14 PM
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I’m being fingerprinted for a part time job. I don’t mind at all except that 20-40 years ago( Don’t judge unless you’ve been there) when I was a wild child I was incarcerated a couple times for stupid/petty-stuff. No felonies. Do I have anything to be concerned about? I really want this job!
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:06 AM
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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I had to agree to a driver's license check and get fingerprinted for a part-time library job this year. The fingerprint check is the same one they do for a Concealed Carry Permit. This is typical of government jobs now. I knew I had nothing to worry about. There was no drug screening, but again, I had nothing to worry about.
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