NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: 106040009 Page 1 of 1 This investigation was initiated after receiving a complaint from a Principal Investigator (PI)', who was working at NSF as a Program Director under an Interagency Personnel Assignment (IPA) from a ~niversity.~ The PI was in the process of transferring to another university when the Department Chairman claimed that equipment was missing from the PI'S laboratory and the PI had overspent NSF Grant Funds. The PI, who was assigned to NSF under an IPA, claimed that University had misspent the NSF Grant Funds and that all equipment was currently at the laboratory. An inventory was conducted and all equipment was located at the University Laboratory. Review of payroll summaries and account summaries for two NSF grants3identified that salary for a Post Doctorial Research Assistant had mistakenly been charged to a NSF grant4. The University credited the grant for salary and related benefit^.^ Accordingly, this case is closed.
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-11-16.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)