It’s a Good Time to Get Caught in the Web(inars)

May 22, 2012 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

It seems that I’ve been spending a lot more time with our webinar team these days. With so much going on in the grants management and single audit arena lately, we’ve been conferring on a routine basis on how to complement the coverage in our publications with interesting and informative webinars that will continue to make Thompson your preferred resource for information.

I wanted to make you aware of some of the upcoming grants-related webinars on our agenda:

Thursday, May 24, 1 p.m. — How to Manage Equipment Purchased with Federal Funds: A Guide from Start to Finish

Wednesday, May 30, 2 p.m. — Indirect Costs for Federal Grants: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, June 26, 1 p.m. — Ensuring Allowable Costs Under the OMB Circulars

Wednesday, July 11, 1 p.m. — Navigating the Rules on Time and Effort Documentation for Federally Paid Employees

The last three topics are especially timely because the OMB’s potential grant reforms could have a tremendous impact on indirect costs, allowable costs and time and effort reporting.

In addition, Thompson will offer a two-part webinar series providing guidance for auditees on the OMB Circular A-133 single audit process. The series begins on Thursday, June 7, at 2 p.m. with a webinar entitled “Preventing A-133 Single Audit Pitfalls,” followed by another webinar on Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m. entitled “Navigating the A-133 Single Audit Resolution Process.” Attendees to these webinars can attend either one, or receive a reduced price to attend both.

We also have discussed webinars on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act closeout procedures and complying with the 2012 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement. Look for webinars on those later this year as we get more details. Staying informed in the rapidly changing grants management environment is especially critical now so take advantage on these opportunities to update yourself and earn some CPEs while you’re at it. Simply go to and click on the grants tab.

Let us know what kind of webinars you’d like us to host. We’re welcome to ideas about concerns you have.


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