NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 1' Case Number: I05110070 II 11 Page 1 of 1 0 1 ~ ' b ~ e n ethis d investigation based upon a proactive review of NSF Award files for fraud II indicators andlor information about possible misappropriation of grant funds. This NSF ward' was kFlected as the e-jacket file contained correspondence from the Principal investigator2 (PI) to the T$SF Program officer3 (PO) indicating delayed procedures with the accounting and financial syste&s at the university4. The Go5was interviewed regarding the letter helshe received from the PI 6 . The PO said the PI was k;rpressing hisher frustration with the slow administrative process at the University. The ?I was interviewed and stated helshe wrote the letter to the PO because helshe was being trutdful and honest about the administrative delays that were occurring at the University. The PI said $e situation at the University, specifically post award management, has improved signibcantly since qualified staff has been hired and new procedures have been implemented. The PI said helshe is not aware of any misappropriation or misuse of grant funds at the uni&rsity and would not hesitate to report this information if known. ' A reqiew was conducted of the grant file documentation in E-jacket, Fastlane and the Financial Accobnting Systems, and resulted in no findings indicating unusual transactions. Acco~dingly,this case is closed. I 4 0 NSF OIG Form 2"(11/02) i
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-03-21.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)