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Aurum Institute Agreed to Pay $28,000 for Allegedly Violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law by Submitting Unallowable Salary Costs to a PEPFAR Award

After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, the Aurum Institute NPC (Aurum), South Africa, agreed to pay $28,022.80 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Aurum submitted unallowable salary costs to a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The unallowable salary costs were the result of a former employee who did not work on the grant for the full hours he claimed, which resulted in inaccurate time and effort reporting.

Action Details

  • Date:June 30, 2023
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Grant and Contractor Fraud Self-Disclosures