NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 112060036 Page 1 of 1 This file was opened to determine whether there is any evidence of fraud, waste, or abuse with respect to grantees, with significant balances in the first quarter of award close-out eligibility, improperly spending the remaining funds. · 12, 2012, we sent a letter to requesting financial information for NSF award requested documents on May 8, 2012. Upon review, we identified the following three issues that needed to be clarified by . : 1) T h i s - award provided- for salaries, but. c h a r g e d - for salaries. 2) This grant included- for participant support costs. We could not identify participant supports in the documentation provided. 3) This award was effective On May 31,2012, we sent a letter t o . requesting a response to these issues. We received a response on June 18,2012. Program Director for for this award. On June 25, 2012, we interviewed in connection with our review of this award. - confirmed that the response provided b y . is accurate and that she was fully informed of their activities. She also reported that she received an email from the PI requesting guidance on how to expend and report on the funds. She contacted him and verbally told him how to proceed. She did not upload the correspondence at the time, but did so after our interview. She also forwarded a copy to me to include in the case file. After reviewing the documents and interviewing the NSF PD, we found no evidence of fraud, waste or abuse with the PI improperly spending remaining grant funds. No further action will be taken on this case. NSF OJG Form 2 (11 /02)
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-08-22.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)