Uniform Guidance Information
As this list indicates, the potential impact to Wright Stat faculty and staff on acquiring and administering grants and contracts extends form the planning stage (Pre-award) through the close-out stage (Post-award) and all points in between (e.g., Purchasing, Inventory, etc.).
The effective date by which these regulations must be in place for administering new awards is December 26, 2014.
[Currently OMB circulars No. 1, No. 2, & No. 3 may be found on RSP’s home page at Federal Laws and Regulations and OMB circular, No. 4 (A-50), can be found at this link and will remain available at these sites after December 26, 2014]
To facilitate the transition, Wright State has several groups working through the Uniform Guidance to determine precisely what changes will need to be made to their policies and procedures to assure compliance. A ‘Working Group’ of staff having expertise in all areas of Federal award administration was assembled to critically review the Uniform Guidance and a ‘Steering Committee’ was appointed to assist with, and assure the development and implementation (D&I) of updated P&P’s (written & physical, as necessary). To date, the Working Group has completed their review of the Uniform Guidance and a list of recommendations has been submitted to the Steering Committee which is reviewing the recommendations and formulating action plans for implementation.
For the general information of faculty and staff, the following Uniform Guidance resource links are available for your review:
2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance)
[Note – Subpart F will apply to audits of Fiscal Years beginning on or after December 26, 2014.]
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) – COFAR provides FAQ’s, training webcasts and other resources in support of the conversion to UG. Note: COFAR is the prime site for reference information and guidance updates as they become available. Below are three (3) selected links.
Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) – COGR is involved in the development of all major financial and administrative aspects of federally-funded research.
National Council of Research Administrators (NCURA) – NCURA is a professional organization that advances the field of research administration, in part, through education and professional development programs.
Additional Site(s) of Interest
1. Uniform Guidance: Summary of Changes to Federal Guidelines Affecting Wright State University (presentation to Business and Finance Officers, December 8, 2014)