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Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee Announces Selection Of Volunteer Vetting Services Firm

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention today announced that it has selected Verified Volunteers to be its volunteer security vetting firm. Verified Volunteers will be responsible for conducting background checks for all volunteers registered to the Host Committee’s volunteer portal to help Philadelphia host the Convention this summer. Such background checks are commonplace for large-scale events like the Convention.

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The Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal: Survey Roundup: Properly Aligning the IT Audit Function

A look at some recent surveys and reports dealing with risk and compliance issues.

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New Report: 85% of Organizations May be Using Low Quality Checks in Their Volunteer Screening Program

Verified Volunteers’ 2016 Volunteer Screening Trends and Best Practices Report reveals that a majority of volunteer organizations discover a misdemeanor or felony conviction for less than two percent of their volunteers during the background screening process. This low “hit rate” suggests that these organizations are receiving a poor quality check.

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Why Your Organization Must Screen Volunteers

While most volunteers are honest people who genuinely want to help, there will always be questionable individuals trying to get through the door. Government agencies and other organizations need to stay ahead of the curve and maintain volunteer screening processes that protect their assets and the people they serve. Read this op-ed piece by Verified Volunteers Executive Director Katie Zwetzig to learn just why volunteer screening is so important – and how to make sure you are getting background checks of the highest quality.

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