oversight

NSF Employee Misconduct

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1999-08-03.

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

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                                                                       'DIS Management'lmd Plaruiing Anatyst
                                           ,.+,-,,!.~,...~.~ ...,-','.....'. regarding DIS policyrfilated arid 10nilt'(.)rirJlg'j!1                                      ill'


                                                                  '.             "Personal Use ofNSF'(r~chnoiogy
                                                       ·TCI'..-, policy stated in the'memo is that
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                                           n~n"!l:f<;i,f,..rI costS to NSF so NSF employees may niake\ise                                  Jll~~;:iht§j:ji~t
                                       ... '.'                        . are not official business provided: 1) the site • '" .
                                       . :ch8ige for services, 2) the use is not offensive to co:-workefs
                                         'listed)~ and 3) the use is riot for illegal activities (gambiing);:'

                  '., 	 :~:~\'\,~r,l~':~;;:.PIS officials described monitoring the Announce.uUJ.~"'''''l.LlE;,                       on'~'regular'
                          '" .>:,.baSis,:and removing items that are inappropriate or clearly                            ~imilLe.fi~ial;'···     not
                            " . '~rela~ed to NSF or NSF-sponsored activities. When an                                                      ' removed
                         '.:,:!:,,;:"ftoll1)\nnO,unce, DIS sends the policy statement and a                                                     -to
                         ')Vji:;i;eIIlployee's supervisor. DIS posts an annual notice,'
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                                                                27, 1999 that advises employees about the
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                       ,'''j;' ,',:~, B:Ulletii1:Board.
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                       ..., ,,';X' .~;,:; The email in question does appear to be a onc~-nme
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                       'I~~'<i;4iiffiJ.ridthlsing effort. Messages similar to this are r('mtlI.leHtED(
                         :\~·/,:~;&WI9~able.· It appears that appropriate action is taken
                           ··~,,·~i,iiliipl?ropriate postings. The policy and proqedures ill
                                   E;i\nngunce bulletin board appear adequate. We have                             ,..,~                                                                   " , v...""...


                                 ';~'to'be'it,need for further inyestigation or corrective a'lCtl()fl::IDH:Ja,r,Kll1.(lh'
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                                                                                           CORRESPONDENCE ApPROVAL SHEET (OFFICIAL FILE                                                                    c0P4)