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Why does Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands, Inc., conduct background checks?
Our council is committed to providing a safe, high quality program experience for girls. Conducting background checks provides an important safeguard for the girls in our care.

Which positions require a satisfactory background check?
We ask all people who would like to work directly with girls and/or serve as a troop or service unit product sales manager to undergo a background check. Some other volunteer positions may also require a background check, which would be noted in the qualifications section of the position description.

What is required?
The applicant must provide his/her name, date of birth and Social Security number. You may either access the site and enter the information yourself or complete and return the Background Check Authorization form to your service center for processing. Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands pays the background check fee to IntelliCorp.

Use this case sensitive password: cus0socf to use the online option. Click on Online Background Check.

How will the information be used?
The council contracts with IntelliCorp, a GSUSA-recommended vendor, to conduct the background check that reports whether the individual has a criminal and sex offender history. The report is issued to the council and the information is used to determine eligibility for placement. The applicant’s Social Security number will not be used for anything other than the background check.

Who is IntelliCorp?
IntelliCorp is a nationwide provider of background, employment and volunteer screening. Intellicorp is compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and is a subsidiary of ISO, a leading source of information on risk. For more information, visit IntelliCorp.

What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a federal law that regulates the collection, dissemination and use of consumer reports.

What information is included in the background check?
This background check includes criminal records, searches of convictions, court records, inmate records and sex offender registries.

What if you receive criminal history or sex offense results that indicate I have a conviction record?
The decision to exclude or limit an individual’s participation as a volunteer remains at all times at the discretion of the council. Factors that may be considered in making such determinations include, but are not limited to, the nature and severity of the criminal offense, length of time since the criminal conduct occurred, and the opinions of those the prospective volunteer offers as references. Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands, will review each criminal record on a case-by-case basis.

Who decides if I can volunteer or continue to volunteer?
The decision to exclude or limit a volunteer’s participation remains at all times at the discretion of Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands. The final determination will be made by the Chief Operating Officer after a review with the Director of Human Resources.

What if you receive criminal history results that I believe are incorrect?
According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you have thirty (30) days to report the results you believe to be incorrect to IntelliCorp, who is the reporting source. Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands will rely upon the information contained in the criminal history report until a corrected report has been provided. Please contact IntelliCorp directly for assistance with the correction process.

How will my authorization for the background check and my report be stored?
Authorization forms, reports, and information regarding disqualification decisions is confidential and is maintained in locked files, with access limited to the Chief Operating Officer and a human resources staff member.

Click to read disclosure, authorize and process Background Check online.



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