OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Update in New Orleans

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September 20 and 21, 2016
Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter/Iberville
New Orleans, LA
Exclusive, Two-Day Small-Group Training Event

Learn the key requirements under the OMB Super Circular and stay up-to-date on the latest developments and changes affecting Federal grants management at our new, 2-day conference in New Orleans.

To effectively manage Federal grants, you need to know the key requirements of the OMB’s Uniform Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) as well as the latest changes to the Guidance and related developments in grants management. This all-new, two-day training covers both the fundamentals and the recent changes and developments that you need to know to stay in compliance with grants requirements.  By attending this unique event in New Orleans, you will not only learn more about the major requirements under the Super Circular and the challenges in implementing these rules but will also stay up-to-date with the evolving world of the Uniform Guidance and grants management.

 The training will cover the major requirements of the Super Circular for those new to grants management or wanting a refresher, but the conference goes beyond the fundamentals to explain recent changes and related developments for both new and experienced grants professionals.  Although the Uniform Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) is less than two years old, the OMB has already made amendments, including changes taking effect for 2016.  In addition to these changes, new concepts from the Super Circular are starting to influence Federal grants management (including subawards) and new challenges in implementing the Super Circular continue to be found.  These include changes to the audit requirements under the Super Circular and a slow make-over of the Audit Compliance Supplement, both of which are just starting to be felt.  Furthermore, recent court and administrative decisions and legislation are affecting grants management for both grantees and subrecipients.  As the Super Circular and other grants management requirements continue to evolve and grow, recipients (including pass-throughs) and subrecipients need to stay up-to-date. At the conference, you will learn not just the major requirements and recent changes in the Super Circular but also current developments in grants management and how these developments affect grant-funded organizations.

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OVERVIEW

During the two-day OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Management Update 2016, you will learn about the Super Circular’s key requirements, challenges in implementing the Uniform Guidance, and recent changes to the Super Circular and related developments in Federal grants management, including:

  • Amendments to the Super Circular (Uniform Guidance) taking effect in 2016;
  • Impact of recent court and administrative decisions on Federal grants management;
  • New legislation addressing issues in grants management and closeouts;
  • Administrative requirements under the Super Circular and challenges in implementation;
  • Procurement and property management standards under the Super Circular, recent changes affecting procurement standards, and common problems in implementing the new standards;
  • Requirements of the Federal Awardee Performance Integrity and Information System (FAPIIS);
  • Requirements for risk management in the award and management of grants and subgrants;
  • Time and effort reporting requirements (including the impact of the new FLSA overtime rules) under the Super Circular;
  • Unified cost principles under the Super Circular and issues encountered in navigating the new cost principles;
  • Single Audit Act (Subpart F) audits, reporting, and resolution under the Uniform Guidance; and,
  • Revisions to the new, 2016 Audit Compliance Supplement.

The conference will discuss these topics and more to provide you with the understanding of the major rules under the Super Circular and the latest information about Federal grants management that you need to stay in compliance with grants requirements.  You will also have ample opportunities to ask and get answers to your Super Circular and grants management questions.

AGENDA

The conference is scheduled for September 20 and 21, 2016. The planned agenda for each day is as follows:

Day One (Tuesday, September 20, 2016)

8:00 A.M. – On-site Conference Check-in
8:30 A.M. – Session I:  The OMB Super Circular (Key Areas)
10:00 A.M. – Morning Break
10:15 A.M. – Session II:  Recent Legal and Legislative Developments
12:00 P.M. – Lunch Break (On Your Own)
1:30 P.M. – Session III:  Administrative Standards under the Super Circular and Implementation
3:00 P.M. – Afternoon Break
3:15 P.M. – Session IV:  Risk Management Rules under the Super Circular (FAPIIS and Beyond)
4:30 P.M. – Adjourn (Day One)

Day Two (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)

8:00 A.M. – On-site Conference Check-in
8:30 A.M. – Session V:  Challenges in Implementing the Super Circular Procurement Rules
10:00 A.M. – Morning Break
10:15 A.M. – Session VI:  Cost Principles under the Super Circular and Implementation Challenges
12:00 P.M. – Lunch Break (On Your Own)
1:30 P.M. – Session VII:  Time and Effort Reporting and the New FLSA Rules
3:00 P.M. – Afternoon Break
3:15 P.M. – Session VIII:  Single Audit Act Audits and the New Compliance Supplement
4:30 P.M. – Adjourn (Conference)

OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

By attending this two-day conference in New Orleans, you will learn about the Super Circular’s major requirements, recent changes to the Uniform Guidance, and other important development affecting the OMB Super Circular and Federal grants management.  After attending the conference, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key areas of emphasis for awarding agencies in implementing the OMB Super Circular and how those affect compliance concerns for grantees and subgrantees;
  • Explain recent court and administrative decisions as well as legislative activity and how those affect grants management;
  • List the major administrative requirements under the Super Circular;
  • Identify the most significant challenges faced in implementing the revised procurement standards in the Super Circular;
  • List the key features of FAPIIS and related risk management efforts under the Super Circular relative to the award and management of grants and subgrants;
  • Distinguish the differences between the prior time and effort reporting requirements and the new standards under the OMB Super Circular;
  • Identify the unified cost principles and the challenges in implementing them and explain the key differences between the current, unified cost principles and the previous cost principles;
  • Identify the changes to Single Audit Act audits and the audit reporting and resolution process under Subpart F of the Super Circular; and,
  • List the revisions to the most recent Single Audit Act Compliance Supplement.

AUDIENCE

Whether you are new to the world of Federal grants or are an experienced grants professional, the conference will provide useful information to assist you in fulfilling your grants management responsibilities.  Among those who will benefit from attending are:  Board members and officers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Administrative Officers, Executive Directors, Program Directors, Fiscal Officers and fiscal staff, Grants Managers, Procurement Specialists, Policy Council members, and any other key staff members in positions of responsibility and accountability for Federal grants or Federal grant-funded programs.

REGISTRATION

Early birds get the discount! Registration for the OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Management Update 2016 conference is just $499 per person through August 29, 2016, and just $549 per person after the Early Bird period.  Cancellations through August 15, 2016, are subject to a $25 administrative fee, and all cancellations after August 15, 2016 (but before August 29, 2016) are subject to a $125 administrative fee.  Refunds will not be issued for cancellations on or after August 29, 2016.  In lieu of cancellations, registrants may substitute another participant from his or her organization at no charge.  Registration does not include lodging or transportation; you are responsible for making your own hotel and transportation reservations.  Space is extremely limited, and registrations will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.

At the door registration will not be available for this conference.  You must register in advance.  Please bring your event “ticket” or registration confirmation with you to speed your on-site check-in on the morning of September 20, 2016.  Check-in will begin at 8:00 A.M.  The morning session will start promptly at 8:30 A.M.

HOTEL

The OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Management Update 2016 conference will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans French Quarter/Iberville, which is conveniently located on Iberville Street next to the city’s world-famous French Quarter with easy access to all other major New Orleans attractions. Rooms are available starting at a special conference rate of $115 per night (plus applicable taxes) for the nights of September 19 and 20; subject to room availability, this special rate will also be honored for additional nights before and after the conference. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations directly with the hotel. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-877-703-7072 and requesting the “Federal Grants Update Room Block” rate or can be made online by clicking on this reservations link. Please make your reservations early as the hotel deadline is August 29, 2016, and the number of rooms is extremely limited.  Room availability cannot be guaranteed after that date.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than fifteen years’ experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States.  Currently, Brian is Managing Director with The Private Client Law Group, P.C., in Atlanta, where he heads the firm’s tax-exempt and grant-funded solutions practice.  He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.  Brian regularly represents grant-funded entities of all types in the areas of regulatory compliance, audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation.  Brian also consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs for nonprofits and grant-funded organizations.

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