AmeriCorps Grantee Employee Debarred for Falsification of Criminal History Check

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AmeriCorps Grantee Employee Debarred for Falsification of Criminal History Check

Closed 12/2/19

CNCS-OIG investigated allegations that a former AmeriCorps Program employee at Easter Seals North Georgia (Easter Seals), Atlanta, GA, submitted a fraudulent National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) check to CNCS.  During the investigation, the employee admitted she falsified the date on the NSOPW check and submitted the fabricated document to CNCS as part of an Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act (IPERIA) review, in order to mislead CNCS that the NSOPW check was compliant.

Agency/Administrative Actions

CNCS management concurred with CNCS-OIG’s findings and disallowed nominal costs pursuant to the sanctions matrix related to the noncompliant NSOPW check.  CNCS also debarred the employee for two years.

Case ID 2019-005