Tag Archives: compliance

Sneak Preview: Addressing Compliance Now Reduces Headaches

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Taking a soft approach to grants compliance thinking that it will “just happen,” can land recipients in hot water down the line. Proactively implementing systems and procedures,…

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Sneak Preview: HDOE Response to Violations Deemed Insufficient

(The following is excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Although six state audits in 2009 revealed multiple findings across several agencies, the Hawaii Department of Education’s procurement practices were highly criticized in two of the 2009…

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Keeping the Auditors Happy

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) I was recently reminded of a quote by James Carville, the ragin’ Cajun, uttered…

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Thompson Announces Partnership with American Funding Innovators

Washington, DC (November 1) — Thompson Publishing Group has launched a new partnership with American Funding Innovators, which provides intuitive and affordable software for grants research, management and reporting. Through this partnership, AFI and Thompson will integrate their action-oriented tools…

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Is a Favorable Audit Really Worth Its Weight?

My father-in-law has an old, countrified saying, often expressed in his Tennessee twang, that goes, “You pays your money, you takes your chances.” In essence, buyer beware!

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This Thursday! Audio Conference on New A-133 Compliance Supplement

With this year’s Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement coming out months later than originally anticipated by the Office of Management and Budget*, you may still be scrambling to get up to speed on it.  Luckily for you, we can help —…

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Jumbo-Sized Concern Over Proposed Reporting Requirements

Amid all the pro-transparency, pro-accountability, anti-waste hoopla that has dominated the headlines (and our blog) concerning Rep. Daniel Issa’s  (R-Calif.) Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) bill and President Obama’s Campaign to Cut Waste initiative, the real white elephant…

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NEW A-133 Compliance Supplement Weighs In at 1,544 Pages

Need some summer reading?  Look no further than the just-released FY 2011 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement.  It’s a hefty 1,544 pages of the latest guidance from the Office of Budget and Management about conducting audits for the fiscal year beginning…

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2011 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement Delayed

Okay, so maybe we were a bit hasty in congratulating the federal government for getting out guidance in a timely manner.

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The SNS Debate, Part Deux: Compliance vs. Kids

(This post was written by Andrew Brownstein, one of Thompson’s federal education policy editors, and originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 policy.) We know that Title I’s longstanding supplement-not-supplant (SNS) provision is good for auditors, monitors,…

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