NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM An inquiry into an allegation of improper hiring practices revealed that the institution' did not have a financial disclosure and conflicts of interest policy that was in compliance with NSF requirements, despite certifications on its grant proposals to NSF. No substance to the allegation of an improper hiring practice was found.2 We reviewed the institution's conflict of interest policy and pointed out where it did not comply with NSF's policy. Consequently the Institution revised its proposed policy. The Board of the Institution adopted the final policy at its meeting on November 22,2004.~This policy appears to meet all requirements set out in NSF 02-15 1, Grant General Conditions, Section 5 10. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-12-16.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)