Ask anyone that knows a thing or two about Background Screening, and they’ll tell you one of the most important components of a quality-driven background check is a County Criminal Search. This is often considered the end-all-be-all for truly ...Read more
Slow turnaround time is often the number one complaint we hear from background screening companies regarding Motor Vehicle Record Searches in Puerto Rico. While the search itself is completed quickly, delays normally swell to weeks or even months while while waiting for document translation.
We can empathize. At SJV, we don't like long turnaround times either which is why we never stop innovating.
Today, I'm proud to share that we are now able to turn around Puerto Rico MVR's in just 2-3 days using the same sources you've come to trust.
We work closely with the Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas (DTOP) and complete MVR searches through in-person visits. Our special consent form provides consent and retrieval of Motor Vehicle Records while providing all required information needed to ensure swift retrieval.
In order to conduct a search, we need the following data:
Required forms or documents:
No. Our consent form is not required-- you can use your own form. However, we encourage you to adopt our form to ensure there are no problems or delays in obtaining the required information. We've also worked closely with our source to incorporate compliant language into the form (we still encourage you to have your attorney review it). It uses the specific terminology required to obtain record information. If you choose to use your own form it must include:
Our Puerto Rico MVR reports include three years of information about driving history, license status, license classification, restrictions, traffic violations, etc.
For searches with records, we provide translation of the results along with a copy of the abstract in Spanish. Clear results will be retuned without records, but a we maintain a copy of the abstract you ever need it.
We're happy to provide sample reports upon request.
Just reach out to your SJV Sales Representative for more information or contact us at Salesteam@sjvassoc.com .
Just one month ago, SJV Data Solutions held its annual Kick-Off meeting to share their 2020 plans and get everyone excited about some of most impactful initiatives on their product and technology roadmaps. At that time, COVID-19 barely crossed anyone’s mind.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with SJV’s President and CEO Scott Vanek and Vince Brodt, Vice President of Client Experience to discuss the COVID-19 crisis, the impact it is having on the background screening community and their advice on how background screening companies can ride out the storm.
This is a must listen for any background check provider that is interested in gaining insights into what other CRAs are experiencing, is struggling to maintain operations, weighing the benefits of a fixed price cost model through increased reliance on third-party providers and for those that could use a good laugh as Scott, Vince and I occasionally stray off topics.
Key Topics Include:
I think the most insightful part is where both Scott and Vince discuss some of the positive developments they’ve seen both at SJV and among their background screening partners over the last few weeks.
Also, for those interested in learning more about what SJV is doing to help CRAs during this difficult time, check out our recent blog: “Helping Hands, The Cure for Unprecedented Background Screening Challenges”.
As we evaluate the increasing global concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want you to know that we are actively monitoring this evolving threat and to take a moment to share some elements of our business continuity plan (BCP) to ease concerns regarding our ability to provide service while we navigate the true impact of this pandemic. We also want to take this opportunity to provide the most up-to-date information we have on how COVID-19 is currently impacting background screening across the globe.
As an extension of our BCP we have plans designed specifically for reacting to a health epidemic/pandemic, to include multiple stages based on the risk severity. As of this moment, we are operating at a stage of heightened awareness and enforcing common sense practices around health and hygiene to ensure we maintain a healthy office and are able to maintain service levels. For clients that would like to review a copy of our BCP in full, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should the need arise, the majority of our workforce is able to be remote within less than 24 hours and can function remotely with little to no interruption to our service and communication. For now, our offices are open and we are operating, business as usual.
Updated: March 24, 2020
While our automation library and data products remain largely unaffected, there have been a significant amount of court closures throughout the country over the last 10 days. We are emailing our clients on a daily basis to notify them of all new closures, delays and reopenings.
Regarding International impact, at this time over 100 countries have laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. However, the only delays SJV has experienced are with criminal orders out of China and Italy. International employment/education verifications may also be intermittently delayed depending on school/business closures at the time verification attempts are being made.
Updated information regarding delays will be posted on SJV Connect as they are received. SJV clients will also receive email notifications in the event of any material changes. As an organization focused on the well-being of our employees as well as our responsibility to our clients, please rest assured that we are actively taking measures to ensure the safety of our team and viability of our services.
If you have any questions regarding our continuity planning or anything else, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com or call us at 800-203-0582.
As you might have noticed over the last few months, we’ve quietly been introducing our new brand name and logo to the marketplace.
Today, I am proud to share that we have officially changed our company name to SJV Data Solutions which we feel better reflects our mission, values and standing in the industry as the most trusted name in people-data.
SJV Data Solutions offers the most comprehensive suite of background check data solutions to Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) through our SJV Connect Platform featuring over 5,000 data sources allowing you to consolidate your operations and focus on your most important responsibility, delighting your customers and growing your business.
In addition to our new name and logo, we have also refreshed our website which can be found at www.sjvdata.com I really think you’ll love our new look, feel and messaging.
We hope you are as pumped as we are to celebrate this new milestone in our company’s evolution.
Scott J. Vanek
CEO and Founder
2017 has marked an incredible year of growth and corporate strategy for SJV. We have seen each of our Product Houses expand and our leadership team has also developed and strengthened. In fact, I am going to break the fourth wall here for a moment and point out that is exactly why we have been launching the Personnel Profiles and Blog Posts, to help the Screening Industry continue to learn who the real people are behind the brand of SJV.
With such explosive progress, we have restructured our Service Team, our Sales Team, and many of the Operational Teams that work every day to complete orders and provide service to our CRA clients. As a result, the Management Level of SJV has started to hold a bi-weekly Tactical Leadership Meeting to keep all of the groups and stakeholders informed of the business with each division and team.
This necessitated an on-going program what we have dubbed, ‘The Corporate Dosey-Do’. The term comes from the traditional line dance where partners are paired up and then trade partners. The idea evolved from the basic concept of cross-pollination. An excellent book on the topic was published in 2004, written by Frans Johansson entitled, “The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures”. This practice refers to the 14th century Banking Dynasty who funded the Renaissance, the Medici Family. The thought was to bring members of all different trades; painters, sculptors, poets, scientists, philosophers, etc together to learn and collaborate.
The Corporate Dosey-Do is a dance of sorts that takes place every two weeks between Department Heads at SJV. Each Team Leader pairs up with another Team Leader and they discuss the similarities and differences between their groups. A 60 minutes session is dedicated to reviewing five major categories that affect or can be affect by every group in the organization. They are:
Operating Practices and Procedures
During these two weeks, the Department Heads will attend team meetings for their partner’s group. They will send team members to meet with one another for 1-on-1 discussions. This is all done with the intention of familiarizing everyone with the functionality, goals, and measurements that exist for each team. And it lends to fresh perspectives to be weighed from outside observers, with the ultimate objective of innovating and improving the way each group does business together and for our clients.
Finally, at each Tactical Meeting, time is allotted for each Department Head to present on the group that they have been working with for the past 14 days. This cross pollination and cross reporting helps reinforce and expand understanding across the entire company.
The Corporate Dosey-Do has already started to pay dividends as SJV has localized several opportunities for efficiency and a greater Customer Experience. We look forward to continuing this project with new team members and leaders into the future, and would recommend the practice to any organization that is experiencing rapid growth and expansion.
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