The Employee Certification Section conducts background investigations on all prospective Class III employees to ensure that only suitable individuals are hired into the gaming industry. The certification process includes personal/criminal background checks, fingerprints, credit history reports, financial background screenings, work history, review of any criminal cases or civil litigations, education, personal and professional references, and tax records. The Section also provides free training to all of our tribal counterparts in the areas of background and financial investigations, interviewing techniques, and fingerprinting. The Records Section receives all the new and renewal applications and 4b fingerprint cards for processing. Approximately 15,000 casino employee files are maintained in the Phoenix Office. In addition, the records section also works closely with the tribal gaming offices; processes Requests for Information from gaming regulators across the nation; and is responsible for managing the records retention for the entire Department.