NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A12010001 Page 1 ofl We learned a Program Officer (PO) felt pressured by her supervisorl (the subject) to award a proposal2 to a former program officer (the PI). The documentation in eJacket shows several unusual correspondences between the PO and the subject, which the PO confirmed were unusual in her experience. The documentation appears supportive of the allegation. The proposal was eventually funded. In our follow-up interview with PO, she said the subject has left NSF, and the new supervisor is fine, so the environment is much better now. Given that the subject is no longer at NSF, this case is closed with no further action taken. 1 2
NSF Employee Misconduct
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-09-11.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)