oversight

COI (NSF)

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-09-16.

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
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                               CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM                                       1
TO: AIGI      File Number: I97090046                                            Date! 02 March 2002
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Subject: Closeout Memo


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     There was no closeout written at the time this case was closed. The following information was
     extracted fiom the file in conformance with standard closeout documents.           1
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     Our office was informed that the subject1 allegedly committed a violation of current employee
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     restriction (representation). We investigated complaints of I) conflict of intxests     based on the
     subject's service on a committee2while serving at NSF; and 2) improper billing practices by an
     outside firm3. We determined that the subject had not consulted with N S conflicts  ~       officials
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     regarding his committee service, but that he did not have any actual conflicts arising fi-om this
     service. We also determined that he had inadvertently signed a declination letter and a Form 1036
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     (later redacted) for proposals from his home institution4but he had not participated in discussions
     regarding the proposals. We advised him to avoid any contact with propdkals from his home
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     institution in the future. The outside firm billing complaint was considered        an administrative
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     dispute, and was referred to the appropriate research division5in NSF for action.

     Accordingly this case is closed.
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