Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Senior Companion Program (SCP) Grantee Required to Repay $92,000 for Insufficient and Falsified National Service Criminal History Checks for Individuals in Covered Positions

Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Senior Companion Program (SCP) Grantee Required to Repay $92,000 for Insufficient and Falsified National Service Criminal History Checks for Individuals in Covered Positions. A Senior Official Debarred for a Period of Three Years for Willful Violation of a Statutory and Regulatory Provision.

Closed 2018-05-31

CNCS-OIG investigated allegations that a senior official at Council on Aging of West Florida (COAWF), Pensacola, FL, altered the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) checks of FGP and SCP volunteers.

Investigation found that after receiving notification of a site monitoring visit from the CNCS Florida State Office, the COAWF senior official intentionally mislead CNCS employees by altering 36 NSOPW checks of FGP and SCP volunteers assigned to COAWF. The senior official altered the names or completion dates of the NSOPW checks in an attempt to conceal the fact the checks were not conducted in a timely manner.

Agency/Administrative Actions:
CNCS concurred with our findings and recommendations, and required COAWF to repay $92,000. CNCS debarred the senior official from conducting business with the Federal
Government for a period of three years.

Case ID: 2017-001