Standards & Guidelines Under Development
Preemployment Background Screening (PBS) Guideline (revision of the 2009 edition)
This document provides guidance on the development of a preemployment background screening and vetting (PBSV) program and is intended to serve as a practical tool that organizations can use to understand the:
- Reasons for PBSV;
- Importance of undertaking good hiring practices and its impact on security;
- Impact of the legal and regulatory environments surrounding the issue of PBSV; and
- Key aspects of a well-designed program to guide and enhance an organization’s hiring practices.
PROJECT STATUS: Technical committee (TC) formation efforts nearing completion. The TC will be meeting over the course of several months to develop the revised guideline.
Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1) Standard (revision of the 2012 (R2017) edition)
This Standard provides the principles and requirements for a quality assurance management system (QAMS) for private security service provides, including private security companies (collectively PSCs). Its purpose is to improve and demonstrate consistent and predictable quality of services provided by PSCs while maintaining the safety and security of their operations and client within a framework that aims to ensure respect for human rights, national and international laws, and fundamental freedoms.
PROJECT STATUS: Technical committee (TC) formation efforts nearing completion. The TC will be meeting over the course of several months to develop the revised standard.
Chief Security Officer – An Organizational Model (CSO) Standard (revision of the 2013 edition)
This Standard utilizes an enterprise security risk management (ESRM) approach to provide organizational guidance on the development and implementation of a senior security role for creating and leading a holistic protection of assets program. The role is herein referred to as the senior security executive (SSE). This Standard also addresses how to position this role within an organization and outlines the key accountabilities, authorities, and critical success factors related to the SSE function.
The technical committee (TC) that will be supporting this effort is now being formed. Interested in serving on the TC? Check out our FAQs first, then apply here.
Applications are being accepted through 10 September 2021.