NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: I05120074 11 Page 1 of 1 11 The Office of Investigations of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General received a complaint1that an NSF contract02 had falsified safety reports, encouraged its employees to claim accidents occurred off duty, hired ineligible foreign nationals (non-citizens) as contract employees in a foreign count$, delayed construction projects to earn higher award fees, constructed substandard facilities, manipulated NSF managers to avoid accountability, and through faulty logistics procedures caused unacceptable construction delays that idled construction crews who could not be used elsewhere. The complainant also alleged that NSF and the other Federal agency employed by NSF to perform construction management and oversight4did not adequately supervise the contractor's construction and other activities and could not ensure adequate contract performance, and that NSF's personnel at the contract performance site could not effectivelyinteract with the contractor due to a conflict of interest. OIG examined documentary evidence provided by the complainant and interviewed various NSF and outside witnesses, and concluded that the allegations were either unsupported or affirmativelycontradicted by evidence, or were too generally stated to permit effective investigation in the absence of indications of similar issues from other sources. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Antarctica Contractor Fraud
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-01-16.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)