A-133 Compliance Supplement: 56 Days Late and Counting

May 26, 2011 | By Adrianne Fielding | Post a Comment

We’re rapidly closing in on the end of the month, which is what our sources have indicated is the Office of Management and Budget’s new target date for releasing the FY 2011 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement.  Will we see it by then? Including today and with the Memorial Day holiday in there, there are only 3 federal workdays remaining this month. Here’s hoping that OMB can make it happen; tons of folks are waiting on it.

The GAO report on Recovery Act grant recipients who owe back taxes that Jerry posted about yesterday is getting some attention from Capitol Hill.  Senator Coburn (R-Okla.) vowed to hold a hearing on the matter and Senator Grassley (R-Iowa), a requester of the report, issued a formal statement on it. Will the OMB have to update its circulars to prevent federal awards and subawards from being made to those who haven’t paid their federal taxes?  Will federal agencies and program offices have to update their grant policy manuals and processes? Should we expect something akin to the Excluded Parties List System for tax evaders, or will EPLS be expanded to include tax evaders? Will the debate on this issue dovetail with the recent spotlight on improper payments from the GAO and OMB?

What do you think the fallout will or should be?

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