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U.S. Census Bureau to Adopt Stricter Background Check Rules After Registered Sex Offender Was Hired as a Door-to-Door Census Taker

May 31, 2010
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June 01, 2010

This month, the Census Bureau learned a tough lesson.  The agency has hired about 635,000 census workers to knock on doors of families who have yet to return their census forms.  But, in order to get the census badge and a bag with the census logo, individuals initially needed only to fill out a form with their name and social security number. 

 

Frank Kuni, a registered sex offender in New Jersey using an alias (Jamie Shepard), was going home to home interviewing people on behalf of the Census Bureau when he was recognized during an

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