Published: May 8, 2015

OCG's Michael Spires, Senior Proposal Analyst, and Beth Kingsley, Senior Grant Officer, recently contributed articles to the SRA International Catalyst, an online publication of the Society of Research Administrators.

The Uniform Guidance and You by Michael Spires

This is the first in a series of Catalyst articles intended to highlight some of the major issues in the new Uniform Guidance, and also the ways in which Uniform Guidance impacts the research administrator’s day-to-day operations. In this article, I will give a short summary of Uniform Guidance regulations and their rationales, and discuss specific points found in Subpart A – Acronyms and Definitions (2 CFR 200, §§200.0-200.99), Subpart B – General Provisions (2 CFR 200, §§200.100-200.113, and Subpart C – Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards (2 CFR 200, §§200.200-200.211). Read more

Uniform Guidance and its Impact by Beth Kingsley

While there are some substantial changes in the implementation of the Office of Management of Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance, overall many policies remain the same. Our focus here is on the underlying motivation behind the changes and enhanced compliance emphases.

The reader will notice that internal controls are central to the Uniform Guidance. They are mentioned over 100 times! The emphasis on robust internal controls manifests itself in the Guidance as follows: Read more