The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the agency that has enforcement responsibility over the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA), revised the forms that employers must use to comply with the FCRA effective January 1, 2013. There was only one problem with the forms the CFPB originally provided for use: they contained various typos and technical errors that the CFPB has now recognized and corrected.
The forms that were issued include:
The good news for those employers who have already transitioned to the forms that were published in December 2011, the CFPB says it will regard the use of the originally published model forms, typos and technical errors notwithstanding. For employers that have not yet started using the new FCRA forms, make sure you use the newly corrected one available.
Please contact our office for a copy of the new FCRA forms.