OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM The National Science Foundation, OIG opened this investigation as a result of a proactive investigative review conducted of grants awarded under the "Alliance for Minority Participation Program" (AMP) involving substantial cost-share and sub-contract amounts. An NSF grant' awarded to one ~niversit?was selected in the review to ensure compliance with the applicable laws, regulations, and award conditions. A request was sent to the University asking for cost share invoices and supporting documentation for a certain time period A review of documentation provided noted a discrepancy with the cost share amount that had been certified and reported to NSF for one of the years and the current amount reported to NSF OIG. The University advised that the amount certified and reported to NSF for a particular year was in fact an incorrect amount. They explained that the finance office has two separate financial database systems and that the discrepancy was due to retrieval of financial data from the wrong database. Due to this discrepancy, the University was asked to conduct a review and certify to NSF that all I federal awards with cost sharing for the past two years are accurate, contributed to only one I I award, and from appropriate sources. The University responded and provided a list of all Federal awards with cost sharing and certified that all amounts reported are accurate. Since the University has explained the discrepancy found in its cost share reporting to NSF and has provided information reviewed cost sharing amounts on other federal awards and certified that the amounts reported are accurate, additional investigative efforts are not required. I Accordingly, this case is closed. ' Cooperative Agreement Year three of the award (time period 10129104 - 10129105). NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-09-24.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)