NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: Al3060075 Page 1 of 1 1 We received and allegation that an NSF rotator Division Director (DD) may have violated conflict of interests (COl) rules by interviewing a candidate2 to replace her as DD. The candidate was from an institution3 where the DD was actively interviewing for potential employment as a dean of a different college than the candidate's. Our investigation confirmed the allegation. However, the DD was not hired for the dean position and left NSF. Although it is clear the DD had a conflict of interests, the seriousness of the violation was minor and mitigated by the fact that she did was not selected for the dean position and was no longer employed by NSF. Accordingly, this case is closed. 2 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
NSF Employee Misconduct
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-06-04.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)