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Workers providing services for Southern Company or its affiliates must meet specific background screening criteria. To begin the process, please review the procedures below.

Helpful downloadable documents include:

  1. Step by step training guide
  2. FAQ
  3. Pre-adverse process
  4. Consent Form

Procedure for Initial/Pre-Site Drug Screening and Background Investigation:

Step 1

Complete the Service Request Form

When completing the Service Request Form you will be asked to provide information about your company, your employee (s) and your primary contact at Southern Company.

Be sure to have the following information before moving forward with the process. You cannot proceed without this information:

  1. The name of your Southern Company project manager (your primary contact at Southern Company), their email address and telephone number
  2. The Southern Company affiliate for which you are performing the work
  3. Ask your project manager if your employee (s) will be required to access NERC/CIP entities at Southern Company

Click here to complete the Service Request Form.

Step 2
When you have completed the Service Request form, your employee(s) will receive an email directing them to complete a personal history questionnaire and a consent form. Once the employee(s) completes this step, the screening process will begin. It is imperative your employee(s) responds to the email directive within 48 hours.

Step 3

When the screening process is complete, the results will be assessed based on the Southern Company disqualification standards and a compliant or non-compliant notification will be issued. Your Southern Company project manager and you will receive the notification via email from email address wmsupport@avetta.com.

Components of the Southern Company Screening Package

Background Review: Criminal history, social security number verification, Global Watch, and driver’s license report. In addition, discretionary searches for employment, education, and specialized professional certification of licenses can also be ordered.

Drug Screen: Standard 7 panel drug testing. Renewals and screens for post-accident, reasonable cause, and random programs can also be ordered on this site.

For More Information: Please download Southern Company Drug/Alcohol Screening & Background Investigation Criteria.

We're Here to Help: If you have questions or need one-on-one assistance, please email results@ghrr.com or contact us at 866-859-0143.