materials management

NIU investigation
6:55 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

NIU Confirms 'Coffee Fund;' Four Employees Put On Leave

Steve Cunningham
niu.edu

Northern Illinois University has confirmed the existence of an unauthorized bank account known as the "coffee fund" and taken steps toward potential discipline of four materials management employees.

NIU says records show the fund was used not for individual gain but for retirement celebrations, holiday parties and similar activities. However, the university says it is looking into whether this use of the fund violated university policy and/or state law.

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