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Management Implication Report Summaries

Section 4 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. Appendix) provides that the Inspector General shall recommend policies for the purpose of promoting economy and efficiency in the administration of, or preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in, the programs and operations of NSF.

It also provides that the Inspector General shall keep the Director fully and currently informed concerning fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies relating to the administration of programs and operations administered or financed by NSF and to recommend corrective action concerning such problems, abuses, and deficiencies.

We use Management Implication Reports (MIRs) to convey to NSF senior management those matters that we conclude have implications for the integrity of NSF's operations.

Below are links to summaries of MIRs that have been sent to NSF senior management:

Review of NSF Refreshment Purchases for Meetings (January, 2011)

Uing Electronic Means to Handle Conflict of Interest Recusals by NSF Staff (March, 2010)

Recommendations to Improve NSF’s Hiring Process (March, 2010)

NSF Takes Steps on Cases of Employee Misconduct (September, 2009)

NSF’s Transit Subsidy Program (March, 2009)

Improving NSF’s Management of Reviewer’s Conflicts of Interests (March, 2009)

OIG Recommends NSF Improve Information Provided to Determine Conflicts of Interests (September, 2008)

Proper Scholarship and Attribution (September, 2008)


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