You can define and manage your adjudication matrix on the Screenings settings page.
With Checkr’s matrix, you can finely tune your team’s hiring process. Completed reports can show only charges relevant to your hiring standards.
Work with your legal department to define rules for use in the Checkr Dashboard.
Enable the matrix
To enable the matrix, contact Checkr. Then, in the Checkr Dashboard go to Screenings settings > Adjudication Matrix, and click Get Started.
After you enable the matrix, you can take two actions:
- Select Edit to configure the matrix.
- Select PDF to download a PDF of your customized configuration.
You can use the adjudication matrix to define which reportable records appear in your Checkr Dashboard. By default, Checkr shows all legally reportable offenses from each screening's search parameters and legally defined timeframe.
Filters apply only to the searches below:
- National criminal searches
- State criminal searches
- County criminal searches
Hover over a charge type to read its definition.
Misdemeanors versus felonies
For better individualized assessment, you can set different reporting standards for felonies and misdemeanors, including less-serious offenses.
Use the menus to define which charges Checkr background checks include:
- Show dismissed: Show dismissed records for the selected charge.
- Report none: Hide all instances of this charge type. You can hide minor infractions or violations irrelevant to the job duties and that wouldn't prevent you from engaging with a candidate.
- Last [x] years: Show the offense if the final disposition date is within the defined number of years.
- Report all: Show all offenses within your package’s scope that Checkr is legally allowed to report.
After customizing your matrix, click Save.
Show dismissed records
To promote fairness when considering background checks, Checkr doesn't report dismissed charges in any background report by default.
Although it is legal in most jurisdictions to report dismissed records, you usually shouldn't base adverse actions and hiring decisions on them.
To show dismissed records, select Show dismissed for the category or for individual record types.
Show filtered records
If you want a separate section of the report to show records that the matrix filtered out, select the checkbox.
Checkr provides a complete audit history of all matrix changes. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Edited by user at timestamp.
Assign nodes to the matrix
To set different filters for each client or role, you can assign nodes to each matrix.
To create a matrix for your account, go to Screenings settings > Adjudication Matrix, and click Add new matrix.
You can assign multiple nodes to each matrix, but only one matrix can be associated with each node. To assign nodes to a matrix, use the steps below:
- Select Assign Nodes.
- Select the nodes you want to use for the selected matrix.
- Select Save, confirm your changes, and select Close to make changes.