L *' - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS ii CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 1 TO: AIGI File Number: I97090046 Date! 02 March 2002 I1 Subject: Closeout Memo I1 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 'I Our office was informed that the subject1 allegedly committed a violation of current employee 1) 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 I 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 I (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 I institution in the future. The outside firm billing complaint was considered an administrative (1 dispute, and was referred to the appropriate research division5in NSF for action. Accordingly this case is closed. ~
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)