Recent UF Settlement Agreement with Federal Government

On November 20, 2015, the federal government announced a settlement with the University of Florida for issues related to research accounting systems from 2005-2010. The university agreed to pay $19,875,000 to resolve the matter. The settlement closes an investigation of the university by Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice primarily dealing with deficiencies first discovered nearly nine years ago that have since been remedied with significant upgrades in systems and procedures.

This incident serves as a reminder to faculty and staff regarding the importance of compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, policies, and procedures. The COE OER is committed to promoting compliance and facilitating research. We also are fortunate to have the Coordinated Services–Post Award Office led by Rosabel Ruiz and her team of fiscal support staff to assist with this effort.

For more information on the settlement, see the UF news story Federal Settlement Comes Long After UF Overhauls Its Research Accounting System.