Entries by Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, CFE, PCI, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

THE FCRA REVISITED AGAIN

As most readers know, employers are permitted to use consumer reports when screening employment applicants and when evaluating employees for promotion, reassignment, or retention purposes—as long as they comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). FCRA (Public Law No. 91-508) Sections 604, 606, and 615 which spell out their responsibilities and the methods for […]

PREVENTING AND MANAGING VIOLENCE IN ORGANIZATIONS

Workplace Violence, Targeted Violence, and Active Shooters Author: Marc H. Siegel CRC Press: 182 pages; $79.95 (List) Four Stars «««« Living up to its title, Preventing and Managing Violence in Organizations, is a detailed examination of, “programs, polices, and procedures that can be implemented by managers” and others seeking “to reduce and mitigate violence inside […]

BUT FOR BAD DECISIONS AND MISTAKES

The late Dr. Donald Cressey was the first to recognize the relationship between behavioral transgressions and the ability to rationalize. As a sociologist and criminologist, Cressey expressed his theory in what has become known as the fraud triangle. Of its three elements, opportunity, motivation and rationalization, according to Cressey organizations can only control opportunity. Though […]

OUR ASSET RECOVERY SERVICES TEAM ACHIEVE 100% RATE IN 2018

As anyone in business knows, recovering organizational property issued to remote workers when they leave can be difficult and frustrating. Our clients report that the problem is growing and losses due to unreturned organizational property is mounting since the economy began to recover two years ago. Increasingly, former employees are not returning organizational property when […]

HOW TO INVESTIGATE #METOO ALLEGATIONS

A proper investigation requires a mixture of skill, experience, and patience. The fundamental rules: Be fair, thorough, and professional. One after another, reports involving allegations of sexual misconduct continue to be made public. Many of these reports follow a similar scenario—a middle-aged, executive-level man allegedly uses his power and influence to target, and sometimes sexually […]

BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION ISSUES UPDATED FCRA MODEL DISCLOSURES

On September 8, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“Bureau”) issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures to reflect changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by recent legislation. In May 2018, Congress passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which requires nationwide consumer reporting agencies to […]