Eugene DePasquale
Former Auditor General | Statewide, PA

Background Checks

IDEA CATAGORY: Smart Government


Pennsylvania state colleges and universities failed to obtain criminal and child abuse background checks for all workers at youth summer athletic and academic camps on the school's' campuses. 


After finding a lack of background checks during audits of six universities, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale established recommendations that universities enforce their background check policy for youth camps to ensure that they obtain and retain the appropriate background checks for all student employees, outside temporary workers, temporary part-time instructors, and volunteers who have direct contact with minors at youth athletic and academic camps.