NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I05100056 Page 1 of 1 As part of a proactive review of partnership grants, OIG selected several grants to review. To that end, a partnership grant' between a universitJ and several school districts3 throughout the Boston was selected for review. During a cursory review of the grant file, OIG noted an email sent from the Principal Investigator4 (PI) that discussed the need for a full-time financial" manager. The email indicated that there could be a problem with financial accounting within the partnership that could impact the accuracy of the financial reports submitted to NSF on an annual basis. An investigation was initiated to determine if the problem with the partnership affected the /I financial reporting of grant expenditures. A full review of the program revealed that the PI discussed the possible problem with the program director5 and sought advice on how to best handle the financial accounting aspkct of grant administration. The PI did in fact work out the financial component for the administration of the grant. OIG also discussed the progress of the grant with the program manager. The program manager stated that the PI is doing a wonderful job with the grant. OIG is satisfied that the financial component of this partnership grant is proceeding properly and that the PI is successfully managing the grant. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 1 footnote redacted 2 footnote redacted 3 footnote redacted footnote redacted 5 footnote redacted L VSF OIG Form 2 ( 1 1/02)
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-03-23.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)