Over the past 15 years, since the program inception with the Safety Council Security Consortium’s (SCSC) Safety Council Basic Package, there have been several program enhancements. In 2005 the Basic Package was upgraded to include the grading or adjudication of criminal background and Patriot Act search results and the screen became known as the Background Check Graded package. In 2012 the Background Check Graded package was upgraded to include an expanded identity authentication process, expanded criminal searches to include all identifiable maiden names and alias, addition of a federal criminal search and the addition of a comprehensive national criminal records database search to identify other potential known activity.
The current Background Check Graded package is recognized as industry standards for contractor security screening. The overall success of the program can be defined in the sheer volume of the workforce that has been screened through the SCSC model.