New Penn State Hires to Undergo Background Checks

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A new policy at Penn State requires a background check for all new hires, regardless of whether they work around children.

The previous policy covered administrators, faculty and some non-academic appointments, the Centre Daily Times reports. Now, students who have wage payroll jobs, graduate assistants, visiting scholars and adjunct faculty will undergo a background check.

The overhaul of the university’s policies is the result of recommendations in the Freeh report on the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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