- MEMORANDUM 1 ~ . .. . .. --.. . . ...... . . ..... DATE: - -... . - . -..- .- , August 29,1997 i I TO: I96 120060 FROM: VIA: RE: Close-out of Background In December 1996, we receive Professor in the Department of Principal Investigator on NSF The accusations were numerous, but concerned five primary areas 1) billing irregularities, 2) purchasinglsales irregularities, 3) data control irregularities, 4) failure to follow University policies and procedures, and 5) irregularities in the publication I of Dr. e s s e r t a t i o n . Investigative Results Documents detailing prior internal niversity investigations1of this same matter were obtained from the niversity Internal Audit department. Internal Audit completed an review of the University investigation, and concluded that the allegations had been adequately addressed be A managerial inquiry was corn leted by the College 1 regarding the against Dr. - M a n f t h ~ relevant time period. The above reviews resulted in the implementation of the following corrective actions: 1) - s Program's management - structure was reorganized to phase out Dr. as Manager of the committed in his place 2) An Alternate Accountable Property Officer is now required to approve fbture sales and dispositions of scrap or equipment 3) A policy has been implemented ... - _ __ _ 4) Efforts continue to ensure the highest quality data I! Conclusions Based on the dual reviews at the University level, and implementation of policies negating the institutional weaknesses causing rise to the harms, the investigative portion of this case is closed. ;'
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-08-29.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)