Category Archives: Professional Organizations

Sneak Preview: Staff Training on Policies Is Vital for Compliance

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) While having updated policies and procedures for federal award funding is critical to ensuring that a nonfederal entity has proper internal controls over the funds, they…

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Can the 2019 Compliance Supplement Really Come Out in January?

Now that 2018 is almost half over, why not turn our attention to 2019? Perhaps one of the most eye-opening statements we heard at this week’s American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ annual Not-for-Profit Conference at National Harbor, Md., occurred…

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Time Again for the AICPA Not-for-Profit Conference

As we approach the beginning of summer, we look forward not only to the warming temperatures, but also to getting out and meeting folks in the grants and audit community at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ annual Not-for-Profit…

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Sneak Preview: FDP Repository Pilot Improved IHE Data Sharing

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) recently touted the benefits of an 18-month pilot program using an online repository of institutional data to enable institutions of higher…

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COGR Letter to OMB Seeks Amendment to Payment Provision

The 2017 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Compliance Supplement has been available for a couple of months now, but one group now is strongly urging OMB to make a change to it. For that matter, it also want to…

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Research Organizations Blast DOE’s Onerous Award Requirements

Several organizations representing research universities expressed frustration with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) onerous requirements placed on federal awards to research institutions. Earlier this month, the Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the Council on…

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Sneak Preview: Auditors Making Internal Control Testing Errors

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Even though audit industry standards and provisions in the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform guidance require firms conducting single audits to perform procedures to obtain…

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AICPA, CIMA Launch Global Association as Nonprofit Conference Starts

Some organizational acronyms pretty much don’t need too much thought. In the food industry, most of us are familiar with IHOP and KFC. In the federal government, you typically don’t have to tell someone the full name of agencies such…

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Sneak Preview: Associations Applaud Micro-Purchase Legislation

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A provision in a bill passed by Congress that would raise the current micro-purchase procurement threshold for research programs and entities could help relieve administrative burdens…

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COGR Requests More Time To Comply with NIH Good Clinical Practice Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued its Policy on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials, but many research universities fear that the implementation date of the policy — Jan. 1, 2017…

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