New NSCHC Enforcement Guide Replacing Interim Disallowance Guide

Effective April 1, 2017, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will replace the National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC) Interim Disallowance Guide with the new NSCHC Enforcement Guide to assist CNCS staff and grantees monitor, document and calculate disallowance due to NSCHC noncompliance.

The Enforcement Guide explains how to resolve findings of noncompliance related to NSCHC requirements and how to calculate disallowance in cases of noncompliance. It applies to all NSCHC noncompliance findings identified through oversight and monitoring, such as: Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act (IPERIA) sampling, Office of Inspector General audits or investigations, site visits, and desk reviews. The Guide does not change the legal requirements for the NSCHC. All cost disallowances can be avoided if checks are performed in compliance with the regulations. 

The Guide must be used by monitoring officials including Program Officers and Grants Officers of the CNCS, State Commission staff, Social Innovation Fund intermediary staff, other recipient staff members responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance, and any other individuals who monitor and enforce compliance with the NSCHC requirements.
Please contact your Program Officer with any questions.
Best regards,

The AmeriCorps State and National team

Published Date: 
March 20, 2017
Grantee Type: 
State Commission
National Direct
Criminal History Check
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