Do background checks include federal convictions?

Answer Depending on the purpose of the background check, it may reveal a federal conviction. Background checks for more informal purposes may only check such things as character references, employment rec... Read More »

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Does anyone such as the FBI CIA do background security checks and checks for citizenship on members of Congress and the President elect?

They MAY do so as a pre-requisite for their accessing certain classified information during their terms of office after they are elected. HOWEVER, there is no Constitutional requirement that these ... Read More »

Who does the background checks for OPM?

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) conducts its own background checks in-house. The OPM is the agency that provide security clearance to all federal agencies looking to hire new employees or cont... Read More »

Which court in the federal system reviews the convictions of military personnel who have violated military law?

That would be the US COurt of Military Appeals. However, only convictions of Courts Martial are reviewed. and not automatically. The findings of the Court Martial must be appealed in order to be re... Read More »

What is involved in background checks?

A background check is a verification done on an individual's history. It is usually done for a job, a mortgage, a loan application or for security issues. A number of legal protections exist for an... Read More »