Demystifying Background Investigations: What You REALLY Need To


Presented by: Dana Turner

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If you are your institution's Security Officer, one of your most important duties is to protect the image and integrity of the institution -- and its employees. Developing, administering and monitoring a comprehensive background investigation process should be an integral part of your Security Program. It's not the Human Resources Department's responsibility, because it often creates conflicts of interest. And the savvy institution doesn't just use this process for pre-employment purposes -- the background investigation process should become a routine component of the institution-wide, evolutionary process that provides a safe and secure environment for our employees to work -- and for our customers to do business.

The primary purpose for conducting a background investigation is to obtain the information necessary that allows the appropriate manager or executive to make an intelligent and informed decision about initiating or continuing a relationship with a person or a company. The most common reasons for conducting background investigations include:

  • Offering initial employment to an applicant
  • Readying a current employee for a promotion or a transfer
  • Nominating a non-institution-affiliated party for a position on the institution's board of directors, audit or supervisory committees
  • Screening potential third-party service providers for necessary contract services
  • Conducting a due diligence investigation prior to granting a loan or line of credit
  • Investigating any suspected theft or misuse
About the Speaker: Dana Turner is a security practitioner based in Pipe Creek, Texas. Dana has served as a law enforcement officer in several capacities -- including the investigation of business and banking crimes -- and he is celebrating his 34th year in crime.

As a speaker and conference facilitator, Dana has delivered thousands of platform, telephone and Internet presentations. He has designed and participated in continuing education programs offered by state and national banking and credit union associations, state and federal examining and law enforcement agencies -- and state and national security, audit and human resources organizations.

As a consultant, Dana has participated in or led hundreds of projects and assisted in the development and delivery of components of seminars, schools and conferences. As a writer, Dana has written many manuals and books -- and numerous newspaper, trade publication and magazine articles published and distributed both nationally and internationally. Dana is the author of the Financial Institution Security Library and he also serves as one of the moderators in's Security Forum.

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This program was recorded in its entirety in August 2006. The CD-ROM includes program slides, materials (if available) and follow-up Q & A document.

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