NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 1-11-10-0041 Page 1 ofl This investigation was based on information received from another federal agency's OIG 1 that they were investigating a university2 that had indications of systemic issues in the financial administration of its federal awards. The purpose of our investigation was to determine whether the possible systemic issues affected the financial administration of NSF awards. Our investigation, which included a financial review of thirty NSF awards, did not find evidence of systemic issues in the administration of NSF awards. However; the investigation did reveal two awards 3 for which the university did not administer participant support funds consistent with NSF requirements. The university subsequently returned $60,404 to NSF. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-12-16.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)