UW-Madison settles federal research dispute for $1.5 million

WKOW 27 | March 22, 2019

University of Wisconsin-Madison officials have decided to settle allegations they overcharged the federal government for research projects for $1.5 million. According to U.S. Office of Management and Budget principles, universities that receive federal research dollars must agree to credit savings from discounts and rebates on purchases for their projects against the awards. According to federal prosecutors in Madison, the university generated rebates and discounts with supply and equipment vendors but didn’t credit the savings to the federal awards, amounting to overcharging the federal government.

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