PA Auditor General performs audit of Penn State University

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s office announced that they will be investigating many aspects of Penn State University since the Sandusky case.

“Nearly five years have passed since the news broke about Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children. Through this audit, we will test the university’s implementation of new policies and procedures intended to prevent sexual, physical, or emotional abuse,” DePasquale said.

Auditor General DePasquale audited Penn State in November of 2012 regarding governance reform in the midst of the child sexual abuse scandal.

Auditors will decide if the university follows state and federal background check procedures for employees and others associated with the university.

They will also analyze how the university responded to a previous report’s suggestion concerning “the structure and function of the board of trustees’ governance related to transparency and accountability.”

DePasquale said, “We also will look at how Penn State complies with the federal and state laws relating to sexual violence prevention and response, sexual assault prevention, dating violence education and the protection of minors.”

The audit will cover January 1, 2013 through the end of audit procedures.

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