NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION 4201 WILSON BOULEVARD ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230 OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL MEMORANDUM Date: August 2, 1999 To: File # I 99030007 A Background We received allegations that nded travel while he was supposed to be teaching Investigation We requested the jackets fo-acvite NSF awards. We also asked the or copies of all travel expense reports charged t grants for the past five years, including source documentation. We reviewed these documents. We found that thirty-seven travel expense reports had been submitted for reimbursement. Of these, thirty-one were provided to us with supporting source documentation. Six expense reports were unable to be located: November 1995 $3,566.73 December 1995 $ 882.38 August 1996 $2,983.79 October 1996 $ 859.00 January 1997 $1,477.75 February 1997 $ 125.00 TOTAL $9,894.65 Page 2 of 2 We contacted Director d- requested that s e ocument whatOps were taken to locate these six . records. She indicated that the Travel Office at d- sent a service request to Records Management requesting the documents,~butthat they were unable to be loc'ated. She also stated that the Travel Office had searched for the missing documents in their office. Findings The majority " - of travel vouchers were provided, and all that were provided were verified by source documentation. There is no indication that inappropriate travel expenses, or that expenses - - - other awards or agencies. Though he has performed-some NSF-funded travel during the school semester, the ~niversityisobviou&y aware that this is occurring, as indicated by the fact that they continue to approve his travel vouchers. This case is closed.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1999-08-02.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)