A new version of the federal Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act is now available. The new version includes a section informing consumers that they have the ability to request a security freeze, free of charge, from the three large nationwide credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Trans Union, and Experian) and changes to the addresses of agencies at the bottom of the form. The new version is in response to changes to the FCRA made by Congress in May. Employers are required to start using this version of the Summary of Rights by September 21, 2018.
As of September 21, 2018, candidates will begin seeing the new disclosure during the background check process in the PeopleMatter Platform. In some instances, managers will be prompted to send the updated consent form when running a new background check.
- Click Send a Request to Update the Consent Form and Additional Information and follow the prompts to send the new consent forms.
- The candidate will need to sign into their account to complete the new consent forms.
- Once the candidate has completed the consent forms, you will be able to proceed with the background check request.