Checkr Assess brings thoughtful automation to the adjudication process so you can focus on reports that need your attention. Using powerful and flexible adjudication rules, Assess offers a preliminary assessment of whether a candidate may or may not qualify for a given role based on your own adjudication criteria. With better consistency and lower cost-to-hire, you can scale faster with less risk.
Use Assess to define your pre-adjudication eligibility criteria of Eligible, Review, or Escalated. Assess will then match your criteria against any state or county criminal records in a report and assign your eligibility outcome to each individual record.
Assess allows you to create rulesets specific to 235 subcategories of criminal charges and 3 levels of severity. You may also create additional custom rules based on any combination of charge type, severity, disposition, candidate age, and frequency.
Assess may be used in addition to Checkr’s Positive Adjudication Matrix. When used together, PAM first filters the records you’ve opted not to review, based on 55 subcategories of criminal charges across 2 levels of severity. Then, Assess follows your ruleset to assign an assessment value to any records that have not been filtered out of the report by PAM. The remaining records are then tagged with your defined eligibility criteria: Eligible, Review, or Escalated.
Note: The Checkr Dashboard will display Status: Complete for any Assess-enabled completed report. The Checkr API will assign the report an overall status of Clear or Consider, based upon the Assessments of the records included within it. Reports without records will receive a status of Clear in the Checkr API. Reports including any records marked Eligible, Review or Escalated will receive Status: Consider.
For more information, see Assess in the Checkr Dashboard User Guides.
Create role-based adjudication criteria
- Customize adjudication criteria for any role based on the charge, its severity or disposition, the age of the candidate at the time of the record, age of the record itself, or the frequency of record type occurrence.
Increase operational efficiency
- Reduce the number of reports requiring manual review. Assess reduces the number of reports requiring manual review by up to 90%.
- Decrease time spent reviewing individual reports. Color coded assessments for each report automatically comparing adjudication criteria to candidate history helps reduce the time spent manually reviewing individual reports by up to 80%.
- Make consistent eligibility decisions. By eliminating the majority of manual review, you can reduce your risk of human error and associated litigation. Targeted and consistent review processes allow you to both demonstrate your compliance, and make informed decisions about your policies going forward based on real data.
Important Legal Notice
Assess is not a replacement for your own compliance program, in particular your background check review and adjudication practices. Assess applies your defined criteria to records to assist in your review process.
Checkr does not provide legal advice through Assess. Users should consult their own legal counsel to determine how to apply your company’s review and adjudication practices to Assess, as well as how your use of Assess may affect your responsibilities under applicable federal and state laws