NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: 106080022 Page 1 of 1 The Office of Investigations-Office of Inspector General (OIG), initiated an investigation due to the significant cost-sharing amount projected by an institution' and due to the possibility of fraudulent time and effort (T&E) reports supporting cost-sharing for the NSF award.2 Our investigation found no fraud or improprieties. However, we detected deficiencies in the institution's record keeping systems pertaining to cost-sharing. The institution notified the OIG of its efforts to require subcontractors to provide supporting documentation for cost-sharing. The OIG sent a letter to the institution reminding it of its record keeping obligations and advising that it continue to improve its monitoring and record keeping systems regarding cost-sharing. Accordingly, no further action is warranted and this case is closed. I U - i 1 NSF OIG Form 2 ( 1 1/02)
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-12-05.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)