Monday, January 6, 2020

Another NYC-government background-check scandal

Another NYC-government background-check scandal: Timely investigations might not have uncovered now-fired Department of Education staffer David Hay’s alleged pedophilia, but his case exposes some pretty major holes in the city’s vetting of new hires.

A proper check might’ve uncovered the unethical behavior that prompted him to quit a high-school post in his native Wisconsin. But that isn’t the ball the city dropped when it came to Hay.

On Sunday, The Post’s Susan Edelman reported charges that a city investigation of Hay’s bullying use of social media was shelved to avoid bad press for Mayor Bill de Blasio during his failed White House run. It was one of nine blocked probes, according to a whistleblower letter sent to three city councilmen last August.

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