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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Background Checks

    Background checks needed in relationship with the safe sanctuaries policy may be obtained through Trusted Employees, a new corporate partner of Church Mutual.

    Trusted Employees provides a comprehensive range of applicant screening and verification services that are scalable, customizable and can be integrated with applicant tracking systems.

    • Over 20 years of experience
    • More than 5,000 active clients
    • A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
    • Member, National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)
    • Certified by multiple independent parties focused on data security and privacy

    To become a Trusted Employee customer, please utilize the following link:

    Once you set up a user name and password, access your account through this website:

    For more information about Trusted Employees, you can check out their Frequently Asked Questions site, contact (888) 389-4026, or email

    For instructions on how to set up a new account for your church click here, or for direct assistance with setting up accounts or compliance issues, you may contact Julie Welch, National Sales Executive, (813) 837-9265.

    IMPORTANT: Before conducting a background check, a disclosure release form must be signed by the applicant and the applicant must be provided with a document detailing rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Both documents are available under the “Resources” tab when you log in to your Trusted Employees account. Trusted Employees also offers “Apply Now” Online Background Authorization where applicants can fill out the disclosure form online through “Invite Applicant.” Information is available under the “Tools” tab on the Trusted Employees website. 

    NOTE ON CONDUCTING COUNTY CRIMINAL SEARCHES IN NEW YORK STATE: If you run a county criminal check in certain counties, there will be a fee of $65 for counties that are considered “inaccessible.” Please note, this is an additional charge and not included in the package price. The NY Criminal Comprehensive is not included in your package price, but you will be given the option of ordering it for applicable counties. Trusted Employees will contact you to confirm whether or not you would like order this additional product. For a list of New York State counties and their corresponding court fees, click here.

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."