'I NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL I OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: I03090041 Page 1 of 1 An internal review of the Government Travel Credit Card Program by the National Science Foundation @SF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed the possibility of unauthdrized use of the government travel card. ' A review of the subject employee's travel card statement transaction reports, during the period 2002 and 2003, reflected multiple cash withdrawals totaling in excess of $1,500 dollars.llThe employee advised that all advances were paid at the next billing cycle. i During OIG's interview of the subject employee, she acknowledged unauthorized use of,the travel card, stating that she made the cash withdrawals to pay personal expenses, to include emergency car repairs. NSFIOIG referred this case to the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Vsginia who declined prosecution in lieu of agency administrative action. OIG's referral to NSF, resulted in the subject employee receiving an Official Reprimand, !which will be placed in the employee's Official Personnel Folder for a period not to exceed three years. In the letter of Official Reprimand, NSF's deciding official characterized the subject employee's sworn statement to the OIG as unpersuasive and conveying a dismissive tone that lacked regret for the inappropriate actions. The official reprimand is attached and constitutes part of this I closeout document. Accordingly, this.case is closed ' Footnote Redacted NSF OIG Fonn 2 (1 1/02) II This purpose of t k s memorandum is to issue an official reprimand for your misuse oflthe Government Travel Credit Card. The specifics and details of this misconduct are described below. , the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued the results of their ~nvestigationinto G~vernment~Travel Credit Card misuse. In it, a detailed review was conducted on the activity of your account. The review showed multiple ATM withdrawals, and a charge to your travel card, made during times when you were not on official travel. Therefore, your use of the card on these occasions was unauthorized. The government travel card is only for appropriate business use while on official travel. The cash withdrawals and charges, totaling $1,587.81, are detailed below: I\ 05/25/02 $200.00 ATM cash withdrawal $3.80 ATM cash advance fee ', Mail Boxes Etc. ATM cash withdrawal ATM cash advance fee A'rM cash withdrawal ATM cash advance fee $200.00 ATM cash withdrawal $3.80 ATM cash advance fee $201.75 ATM cash withdrawal $3.84 ATM cash advance fee 12/23/02 $200.00 ATM cash withdrawal $3.80 ATM cash advance fee 03/06/03 $100.00 ATM cash withdrawal $1.90 ATM cash advance fee / 05/28/03 $130.00 ATM cash withdrawal I $2.47 ATM cash advance fee , , M a P $70FDVKDGYDQFHIHH , \RXLXEPLWWHGDQDIILGDYLWWRWKH2,*LQZKLFK\RXVWDWHG8OJW\RXREWDLQHGUL7L , FDVKDGYDQFHVZLWKWKHFDUGWRFRYHUH[SHQVHVUHODWHGWRLQWRZQVLWHYLIVDQGDWWHQEDULFH 3a DWORFDOFRQIHUHQFHVDQGV\PSRVLDWKDWRFFXUUHGLQWKHZLQWHUDQGV S U L Q J DQG WKHIDOO D , ,QDGGLWLRQ\RXVWDWHG\RXDOVRXVHGWKHFDUGRQDSSUR[LPDWHO\WZRRFFDVLRQVWR FRYHUHPHUJHQF\DXWRH[SHQVHVVWDWLQJP\FDULVLPSHUDWLYHWRPH JHKLQJW RZRUN aaRX VWDWHGWKDW\RX,ZD\VPDGHLPPHGLDWHSD\PHQWRQWLPHRQWKHIROORZLQJELOOLQJ F\FOHWR W K H %DQN , ,QUHYLHZLQJWKLVVLWXDWLRQ,FRQVLGHUHGWKDWZKHQ\RXZHUHILUVWLVVXHG\RXU*RYHUQPHQW 7UDYHO&DUGWKHDJUHHPHQW\RXVLJQHGVSHFLILHGWKDW\RXZRXOGXVHWKHWUDYHOFDUGIRUE RILFLDOWUDYHODQGRIILFLDOWUDYHOUHODWHGH[SHQVHVRQO\ ,QDGGLWLRQ ,ILQG\RXUDIILGDYLW VWDWHPHQWXQSHUVXDVLYHDVLWFRQYH\HGDUDWKHUGLVPLVVLYHWRQHWKDWODFNHGUHJUHWRU DFFHSWDQFHWKDW\RXUDFWLRQVZHUHLQDSSURSULDWH 7KLVLVHVSHFLDOO\WURXEOLQJJLYHQWKHO IDFW WKDW\RXDUHDVHQLRUOHYHOHPSOR\HHDQG $VVXFK\RXVHWWKHH[DPSOHIRU \RXUHPSOR\HHVDQG\RXDUHKHOGWRDKLJKHUVWDQGDUGRIFRQGXFW ,DOVRQRWHWKDWFRQWUDU\ WR\RXUDVVHUWLRQWKDW\RXDOZD\VPDGHRQWLPHLPPHGLDWHSD\PHQWVWKHODVW,QGLYLGXDO 6WDWHPHQWUHIOHFWV WKDWWKHUHZHUHLQIDG SD\PHQWVWKDW\RXGLGQRWPDNH RQWLPH E 7KLVW\SHRIPLVFRUUGXFWLVVHULRXVUHIOHFWVSRRUO\RQWKHRIILFHDQGZLOOQRWEHWROHUDWHG $V UHSUHVHQWDWLYHVRIWKH16)ZHDUHUHVSRQVLEOHIRUPHHWLQJRXUILQDQFLDOREOLJDWLRQVDWDOO WLPHVDVZHOODVWKHSURSHUXVHRIJRYHUQPHQWSURSHUW\ 7KHUHIRUHWKLVDFWLRQLVEHLQJWDNHQ WRVWUHVVVXSRQ \RXWKHLPSRUWDQFHRIDGKHULQJWRIHGHUDOUHJXODWLRQV16)SROLF\DQG PLQLPXPVWDQGDUGVRIFRQGXFW,PXVWZDUQ\RXWKDWVLPLODUEHKDYLRURQ\RXUSDUWLQWKH IXWXUHZLOOEHJURXQGVIRUPRUHVHULRXVGLVFLSOLQDU\PHDVXUHV $FRS\RIWKLVUHSULPDQGZLOOEHSODFHGLQ\RXU2IILFLDO3HUVRQQHO)ROGHUIRUDSHULRGQRWW H[FHHGWKUHH\HDUVXQOHVV,GHFLGHWRUHPRYHLWDIWHURQH\HDULI,EHOLHYHLWKDVVHUYHGLWV LQWHQGHGSXUSRVH <RXKDYHWKHULJKWWRILOHDJULHYDQFHLQDFFRUGDQFHZLWKWKH$GPLQLVWUDWLYH*ULHYDQFH 3URFHVV)RUIXUWKHU LQIRUPDWLRQRULI\RXKDYHDQ\TXHVWLRQVUHJDUGLQJ\RXUULJKWVRUWKH SURFHGXUHVXVHGLQWKLVPDWWHU\RXPD\FRQWDFW (PSOR\HH5HODWLRQV 6SHFLDOLVWLQWKH'LYLVLRQRI +XPDQ5HVRXUFH0DQDJHPHQW
NSF Employee Misconduct
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-06-28.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)