Can an employer check the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center database?

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Sometimes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) criminal records database may be accessed for some criminal history checks, depending on the kind of job involved. The National Child Protection Act authorizes states to establish procedures for criminal history checks using the NCIC  for employees and volunteers who work with children, elderly individuals and persons with disabilities. You can visit the joint FBI and Federation of American Scientists website for more information.