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Certification Conformance Statement
Organization Name: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Product or Implementation: HR-XML Web Services API
Date Certified: 2013-12-18
Specification(s) Certified Against: BackgroundCheck.xsd
Package(s): 2007-04-15 (2_5)
Use of specification:

Universal Background Screening's HR-XML Web Services API implements the HR Open Standards Consortium's BackgroundCheck.xsd and BackgroundReports.xsd with no extensions. The web service utilizes SOAP 1.1 and 1.2 as default transport protocols. Alternatively, the service also accepts XML messages without a SOAP envelope. All transmissions must be encrypted through the use of 128 bit HTTPS encryption. The service requires authentication through the use of account credentials supplied by Universal during the implementation process. 

Universal’s HR-XML Web Services API allows our clients and partners to automate the background screening process by transmitting HR-XML BackgroundCheck request messages to us. Depending on client needs and configuration, the BackgroundCheck request may contain all necessary data to initiate an order, or Universal's system may automatically append the order to include additional components, such as criminal searches in locations based on a Social Security Trace. Alternatively, the data can be stored in a "draft" format that allows the user to modify the background check order through Universal's web-based application. 

Upon completion of a background check report, Universal’s HR-XML Web Services API returns HR-XML compliant BackgroundReports to our client/partner's Web Service. BackgroundReports may contain all data elements or only summary results based on client specifications. 

The Web Services API also includes the flexibility to receive requests and send reports in non-HR-XML and other proprietary XML message formats. The Universal Web Services API is written in C# and implemented using Microsoft®.NET running on the IIS platform. 

Universal Web Services API supports the following services: Social Security Address/Alias Trace and SSNsight Validation™; Criminal and Civil Court Searches in local, County, State and Federal jurisdictions; Credit Reports; Driving Records (MVR); Employment, Education, Reference and Professional License/Certification Verifications; USA CriminalSearch™, USA OffenderSearch™ and USA SecuritySearch™ databases; OFAC, HHS OIG and GSA EPLS sanction checks; Drug Screening/Occupational Health, Worker's Compensation and Employee Exit Interviews.

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About Universal Background Screening, Inc.

Universal Background Screening provides comprehensive background screening services for companies of all sizes, with a commitment to personalized, responsive service and accuracy in the information we provide. As a fully accredited screening company, Universal works with organizations across the country to make the background screening process easier and ensure their clients know everything they need to know about the people they hire. 
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