OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM We investigated a matter that arose out of a proactive review to determine whether the awardee (University) reported and properly expended program income. It appeared from the review of an NSF award,' that the ~ n i v e r s i t ghad not reported program income in the FCTR as required, despite the fact that it had collected registration fees for the funded conference. Therefore, NSF OIG requested that the University provide information and supporting documentation for , program income earned and expended for the award at issue. The University responded that it had collected registration fees3 for the conference, and informed NSF OIG that the principal investigator PI)^ had spent a significant amount of this earned program income5 on 5 stipends to reward students who had assisted with the conference. In addition, the University reported that additional program income funds were used for meals outside of the timeframe of the conference, as well as other unauthorized meals and purchases. The NSF Program ~ a n a ~confirmede r ~ that he did not authorize these program income expenditures, and the University reimbursed NSF for the unauthorized expenditure of program i n ~ o m e In . ~ addition, the University confirmed that it had not received any other conference awards from NSF is the past several years. Accordingly, this case is closed. Redacted Redacted Redacted NSF OIG Fonn 2 (1 1/02) -+
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-04-27.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)