Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Auditors Recommend USC Return Nearly $1 Million for HIV/AIDS Training Lapse

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Auditors Recommend USC Return Nearly $1 Million for HIV/AIDS Training Lapse

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LOS ANGELES

Federal auditors have recommended the University of Southern California repay or forfeit more than $1 million in government funds following lapses in its training program for HIV/AIDS counselors for minority communities.

Federal officials shut down the university's program in 2001 amid concerns about conflicts of interest, improper research procedures and misuse of federal funds.

The resulting audit released recently said officials found more evidence of the problems and claimed the program failed to train the HIV/AIDS counselors.

The university acknowledged mistakes and said it followed recommendations from regulators to improve its practices. But it disputed the auditor's suggestion that it return $1.08 million of the $1.27 million in federal funds spent on the effort.

Major errors cited by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services auditors include the university's alleged failure to correct a conflict of interest involving an official hired by USC to oversee the project.

The audit claims money charged to the government was improperly channeled to unrelated activities of the USC official's nonprofit organization. …

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