oversight

Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-02-26.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

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                                                       NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                                        OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                                          OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                              CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

 Case Number: 1-10-01-0002                                                                Page 1of1



         We received a hotline complaint alleging that a PI 1 had abused and mismanaged funds budgeted
         for travel and salary on NSF awards to a university. 2 We determined that the allegations were
         unsubstantiated for three NSF awards; however, our review of a fourth award identified
         unrelated and unallocable expenditures that were charged to the award. 3 We found no evidence
         that the PI intended to misuse the funds. Rather, we found that the university violated its own
         policy when it charged some expenditures to the award. The university returned the funds.


                   Accordingly, this case is closed.




NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)