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
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.