NSF Employee Misconduct

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1995-09-30.

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

    I!                                                               NATIONAL SCIENCE FO1INBAT;OPI
                                                                         4201 WILSON BOULEVARD
                                                                        ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230

                                   OFFICE OF
    I:                         INSPECTOR GENEWL

                                      MEMORANDUM                                                                                                                                               I

                                      DATE: October 16,1995                                                                                                                                    I
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                                      TO: Case #I95040016

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                                      THROUGH:                            Special Agent-in-Charge

                                      RE: Close-out of-hvestigation                                                                                                                            1
                                              On April 2 1, 1995 the Office of Inspector General received an anonymous
                                      allegation that several NSF employees in the Directorate for Engineering, specifically,
                                                       andt -                 were> abusing
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                                                         Specifically, the allegation stated tha-n-were               leaving the
                                      NSF building for several hours in the evening, returning and signing out at that time.

                                             We began our investigation by requesting attendance records for-          and
         I)                       m".          After reviewed sign-in and sign-out times for the individuals, we determined that
                                      no significant credit hours were being earned by eithe-       OM          Employment
                                      records f     o      r the period January through May 1995, disclosed that the latest sign-
                                      out time was 5:49 p.m. Employment records fo-             covering January 1995 through
                                      May 1995 reflected the latest sign-out time as 7:50 p.m.

                                             Our review of the time records o-       an-disclosed         that there did not
                                      seem to be an exorbitant amount of credit hours being earned by either NSF employee.
                                      The attendance records o        i an-       reflect no pattern or unusual sequence of
                                      sign-out times that would arouse suspicion or the need for subsequent investigation. In
                                      the absence of more specific and relevant evidence it is not necessary to pursue the
                                      investigation hrther at this time. The investigation is closed at this time,