For Employees

    My Report

    When Can I Expect My Report?

    PeopleCheck’s experienced team will collaborate with your prospective employer to ensure prompt delivery of the report. The turnaround time for results may vary. Reach out to your potential employer for any inquiries regarding delivery timing.

    How Can I Get A Copy of My Report?

    If you are a U.S.-based candidate, you are entitled to one free copy of your PeopleCheck report in any twelve-month period or if you meet the following criteria:

    • You have been notified of an adverse action or been denied housing or employment based on information in your consumer file within the past 60 days
    • You reside in a state where you are entitled to more than one free copy in any twelve-month period
    • You suspect that your file may contain fraudulent information, or you are a victim of identity theft
    • You are unemployed or you currently receive public assistance

    To request a copy, please email us by filling out our Contact Form.

    You may send your request in writing to PeopleCheck, P.O. Box 1544, Gainesville, GA 30503.

    What Do I Do If There Is An Error on My Report?

    If you believe there’s an error in your report, please complete our Contact Form and your request will be received.

    A reinvestigation will be completed within 30 days from the date we receive your request and you will be notified in writing with the results.

    You may send your request in writing to PeopleCheck, P.O. Box 1544, Gainesville, GA 30503.

    If I Am A Victim Of Identity Theft, What Should I Do?

    If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, you should contact the credit bureau(s) for information on how to place a fraud alert or file block on your consumer credit file. To place a security freeze on your PeopleCheck consumer files, please submit a Contact Form

    For U.S.-based candidates, additional information on identity fraud may be found on the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse Web site at

    You may send your request in writing to PeopleCheck, P.O. Box 1544, Gainesville, GA 30503.

    Who Can I Contact If I Need Help or Have A Question About My Background Check Report?

    If you have questions or concerns about your background check, PeopleCheck is here to assist you. Please reach out to us via email by completing the Contact Form.

    You may send your request in writing to PeopleCheck, P.O. Box 1544, Gainesville, GA 30503.


    About Background Screening

    What Shows Up On A Background Check Typically?

    Background screening, also known as background checking or a background check, involves researching, consolidating, and verifying employment, educational, criminal, financial, and personal records for individuals or organizations for employment or residential evaluation purposes. This process typically includes a criminal record search, education or employment verification, and possibly a social security number verification. The employer or property owner selects PeopleCheck to conduct these checks, with the information required varying based on the skills, licensure, and experience needed for the position.

    How Long Does A Background Check Take?

    Delivery time varies based on the requested searches and locations. Reports can be returned in as little as a few minutes or they may take up to several weeks.


    What is The Fair Credit Reporting Act?

    The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that gives you the right to know what Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) have on file about you, as well as outlining your right to dispute errors contained in your consumer file. It sets tight restrictions for CRAs about the circumstances under which a consumer report may be obtained and disclosed. The FCRA gives you the right to receive a free copy of your consumer file if you are denied credit, housing, employment or had any other adverse action as a result of information obtained from a consumer reporting agency. For additional information on the FCRA visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site at  

    What is The Fair And Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act)?

    The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act) was enacted in 2003 and amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a federal law that regulates, in part, who is permitted to access your consumer report information and how it can be used. The FACT Act entitles consumers to obtain one free copy of his/her consumer file from certain consumer reporting agencies during each 12-month period. 

    What Is A "Consumer Report”?

    A consumer report as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is any written, oral or other communication by a consumer reporting agency bearing on a consumer’s credit worthiness, credit standing…general reputation, or character that is used or expected to be used in whole or in part for the purpose of establish a consumer’s eligibility for credit…or employment. In short a background check report is a consumer report. Under the FCRA, PeopleCheck is called a consumer reporting agency providing this consumer report—and individuals who are subjects of this report are called “consumers”  While this feels like a lot of government jargon—the FCRA is in place to protect individuals who are the subject of these reports. This law gives you rights to get a copy and where needed, time to identify and address report errors.

    A consumer report may contain information from public record sources, creditors, and other data furnishers, which prospective housing providers and employers use to evaluate a candidate. A consumer report may also show whether or not a person has been sued, filed for bankruptcy, or has a criminal or civil court record.

    What Is A “Full File Disclosure”?
    At PeopleCheck, we understand the importance of providing consumers with access to comprehensive information about individuals. While we do not maintain a specific “consumer file,” our records may include valuable data such as criminal and civil court histories, as well as landlord-tenant records. Trust PeopleCheck for reliable and thorough information retrieval.
    What Does “Eligible” And “Decisional” Mean On A Background Check Report?

    Eligible” on a PeopleCheck report means that the information provided meets the hiring or housing standards set by the employer or property. “Decisional” indicates that the background check results have been configured for further review by the PeopleCheck customer, separate from their decision-making criteria. If you have any questions about your background check results, please contact the employer or property manager directly.