NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS MORANDUM 11 Case Number: 1-06050013 I Page 1 of 1 - I -- I OIG received an allegation that a firogram Officer (subject)' at N S F ~may have a conflict-of- interest with a cornpan$ contracted to produce environmental impact statements for specific NSF awards. The complaint alleges that there may be a conflict-of- interest between the subject and-the,ExecutiveVice president4of the company. An investigation was initiated to determine if there-is-- a .conflict-of-interest betwdFn the NSF employee and-the company. The complaint also alleged that there was email traffic isupporting the allegation. The complainant5stated that in general conversation with program personnel,6 it was stated that the subject became a bit oversensitp to criticism of the company chosen to produce the environmental impact statements fbr the awards. The complainant stated that he heard the subject and the Executive Vice President were good fi-iends and attended school together. After speaking with the complaindt, OIG contacted DIS to obtain the email traffic fiom the subject's computer for the timefiqe covering the panel in which the proposal was discussed. OIG reviewed the subject's email correspondence and interviewed the subject but could not find any indication that a conflict of intc$est existed between the subject and the company. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02) .I
COI (NSF) NSF Employee Misconduct
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-01-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)