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Reporting Allegations to the Office of Inspector General at the National Science Foundation
The people involved in NSF programs and operations, whether NSF employees, grantees, principal investigators, or others working on NSF programs, grants, or contracts, are in the best position to detect problems. You can help the Office of Inspector General (OIG) improve management and eliminate fraud by providing information to OIG about allegations or suspicions of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, research misconduct (fabrication, falsification, plagiarism), or unnecessary government expenditures.
If you need further information or want to discuss any allegation, please contact our office. To ensure that your concerns are appropriately addressed, it is critically important that you provide as much information as possible in support of your complaint, including:
1). the identity and contact information of the violator(s),
2). the identity and contact information of those persons who can corroborate the allegations, and
3). a description and location of relevant documentary and physical evidence.
While anonymous complaints are welcome, please understand that a lack of sufficient and specific information may mean that our office is unable to investigate the allegation.
You can provide your information via:
or call 703-292-7100 during regular business hours (est 8:30-5:00) and speak to an investigator.
If you have concerns about prohibited personnel practices, whistleblowing, or Hatch Act violations, you should review the information on the Office of Special Counsel's web site http://www.osc.gov to determine whether you can report your concern to OSC.
Identity Theft is a crime. If you are concerned that your social security number, credit card number, or other pieces of personal information have been used unlawfully, you may contact NSF OIG for assistance. The Federal Trade Commission web site http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft contains useful information that may assist you in resolving your concerns.
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Office of the Inspector General
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Suite 1135, Virginia 22230, USA
Tel: 703-292-7100, Fax: 703-292-9158 | Hotline: 800-428-2189
Jul 27, '04