NAPBS Announces Successful 2019 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference
The conference focused on the theme "Advocacy In Action" and drew a record-breaking 472 background screening professionals from all over the U.S. and internationally for two days of education. Programming included a variety of sessions on topics affecting the screening industry, including general business, legal and compliance, drug screening, tenant screening and global topics affecting the industry.
NAPBS kept the theme of advocacy in the forefront throughout the conference and in closing with the annual NAPBS Advocacy Day. The 2019 NAPBS Advocacy Day, held on March 27, was a great success with 92 NAPBS members attending 77 meetings with legislators the share about the importance of the background screening profession.
Angela Preston, NAPBS 2018-19 Chair said, "Advocacy In Action is not just about knocking on doors, but about building strong and lasting relationships with legislators, governing bodies, and the public as we all work together to create safer homes and workplaces."
Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, presented a General Session providing an overview on the FTC's priorities for 2019, recent FTC activity, trends, and how they impact the background screening profession.
For the keynote address, "Behind the Scenes in Trump's Washington,"
Upcoming NAPBS events include the 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 8-10, 2019, and the 2020 Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference held April 19-21, 2020, in Arlington, Va.
The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is the trusted global authority for the screening profession. In pursuit of their mission to advance excellence in the screening profession, NAPBS promotes and advocates for ethical business practices and fosters awareness of privacy rights and consumer protection issues. NAPBS is the foremost leader in the movement toward establishing generally accepted and reliable standards for background screening professionals and organizations. For more information on background screening, visit our website at www.napbs.com.
Melissa Sorenson, NAPBS Executive Director