CNCS-OIG investigated allegations that an employee who worked on the AmeriCorps program at Graceland University, Lamoni, IA, submitted a fraudulent National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) check to CNCS. During the investigation, the employee admitted to fabricating the NSOPW check for one employee and falsifying the dates on NSOPW checks for two AmeriCorps members, in order to mislead CNCS that the NSOPW checks were compliant. The employee was subsequently terminated.
CNCS management concurred with CNCS-OIG’s findings and disallowed nominal costs pursuant to the sanctions matrix related to the noncompliant NSOPW checks. CNCS also debarred the employee for two years.
Case ID 2017-019