The BPSS Standard is:
ID verification and validation
Address verification and validation
Right to work checks.
Three-year employment history checks
Employment gap analysis and validation
Basic Disclosure Scotland (Criminal record check)
Government and Public Sector BPSS screening checks, which is called Baseline Personnel Security Screening.
The Baseline Personnel Security Standard is a background screening check set out by the government that has been in place since 2009.
The Baseline Personnel Security Standard Check (BPSS) is the default employee screening standard used for anyone working within or on behalf of a government department.
Baseline Personnel Security Standard or BPSS checks are recognised as standard screening for individuals who may work in proximity to confidential data and assets and are typically undertaken to verify civil servants, armed forces, government staff and contractors and other third party suppliers to public bodies.
A basic entry-level standard that organisations in several sectors, including communications, energy and finance are expected to meet. It’s a requirement for civil servants, the armed forces and government contractors. It’s also required before applying for NSV security clearance.
This standard has since been adapted by many companies seeking a basic level of pre-employment screening where there are no specific industry compliance requirements.