Independent Third-Party Employment DatA Verification FAQ
As a resource for accredited member institutions, ACCSC has published a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) advisory which provides additional guidance on the Independent Third-Party Employment Data Verification requirement. The FAQ provides answers to frequently asked questions such as:
- Does my school have to have an independent third-party verification of employment data every year?
- Which Annual Report will my school need to have verified by the independent third-party as part of my application for accreditation and submission of my Self Evaluation Report?
- What does my school need to have ready for the on-site evaluation team?
The Independent Third-Party Employment Verification FAQ is available for download by clicking here.
As stated in the July 1, 2013 Accreditation Alert, due to the important role that student achievement outcomes play in the overall accreditation assessment process, the Commission has decided to implement an independent third-party employment verification requirement as part of the initial and renewal of accreditation process.
The Independent Third-Party Employment Data Verification policy will go into effect for all schools that attend an initial or renewal workshop after January 1, 2014.
The Commission, at this time, has identified two independent third-party employment data verification auditors that the Commission’s has deemed meet the definition of “independent.” If a school engages with either of these independent third-party employment data verification auditors, the Commission will consider the nature of the work acceptable for this project.
Collegiate Admission and Retention Solutions (CARS)
500 Century Park South, Suite 100-B
Birmingham Alabama 350205
Point of Contact
Elizabeth K. Herron, Solutions Executive
202-558-2337 / email@example.com
Hyper Core Solutions
1600 Golf Road, Suite 1200
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
Points of Contact:
Liam Smith, Vice President of Operations
847-305-2147 / Liam.Smith@hypercoresolutions.com
Diana Brooks, CEO
847-305-2150 / firstname.lastname@example.org
If a school chooses to use a different independent third-party employment verification auditor, that auditor must meet the following tests to be considered an “Independent” Third-Party. Please note that the auditor will not go through any type of approval process with ACCSC prior to the project; rather, the on-site evaluation team will review the independence and methodology of the auditor.