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Subpart E – Time and Effort Reporting: Still Pertinent, Still Important to Get It Right

Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PRESENTERS: M. Wayne Finley, Hillsborough County, Anne Gallacher and Paul Mulrenin, University of South Florida College of Public Health

Program Description: Under the present transformed federal uniform grant guidance, the rules that governed three different types of organizations are now in one circular that covers grants administration for all types of federal grant recipients. The manner in which local governments, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations had to certify federal effort under OMB Circulars A-87, A-21, and A-110 now must be adjusted to Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations §200.430(i) Standards for Documentation of Personnel. For some it may mean new controls; for others it may be an easier means to document the time and effort for their respective employees who work on, and are paid from, federal grants.

While the effort certification process may be different, recipients must still demonstrate that charges to federal awards for salaries and wages are based on records that accurately reflect the work performed, and those records must comply with ten particular requirements in the Omni Circular if they want to avoid audit findings. During this session, we will discuss the specific changes to the effort certification requirements and review how a local government and university – Hillsborough County, Florida and the University of South Florida – have implemented the new guidance.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to…

  1. Name and identify the source of regulatory authority for current time and effort reporting requirements.
  2. Compare and contrast Omni Circular changes in time and effort reporting requirements with OMB A-87 and OMB A-21.
  3. Prepare a plan of action that ensures your organization is getting it right when it comes to recording, documenting, and reporting time and effort for employees paid from federal sources.

Additional Information:

Prerequisites: None
Who Should Attend: Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors
Program Level: Overview
Advance Preparation: Participants are encouraged to review their organization’s existing effort reporting policy or procedures, and bring to the webinar for discussion.



Thursday, March 5, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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