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OMB Super Circular Fundamentals in Atlanta

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November 10, 2014 (Monday)
Georgia State Bar Conference Center
104 Marietta Street, NW (Third Floor)
Atlanta, GA 30303
Full-Day Conference

The Office of Management and Budget has released the new uniform guidance for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for Federal grants, and the various Federal grant awarding agencies currently are working to implement the new guidance by the December deadline.  The guidance, commonly called the “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular,” provides a new framework for managing Federal grants and subgrants. All non-Federal entities (pass-throughs, grantees and subrecipients) need to understand the Super Circular’s framework and will need to make conforming changes to their own policies and procedures to remain in compliance with Federal requirements.  This one-day workshop will explain in detail what the Super Circular means for Federal grantees and subgrantees. The workshop will discuss the major changes to administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements, as well as major deadlines and what grantees and subgrantees need to do in response to these changes.

Over the course of the day, the workshop will explore the new Super Circular (Omnicircular) in detail, including:

  • Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance and the reasons behind the changes;
  • Differences between the existing and new administrative standards under the Super Circular (including the new procurement and property management standards and changes to records retention requirements, closeouts and later adjustments, and funding source remedies);
  • Revisions to the cost principles (including changes to indirect costs and personnel costs);
  • Changes to the audit requirements under the OMB’s new Super Circular (Omnicircular);
  • The compliance deadlines and other key dates under the Super Circular (Omnicircular);
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Super Circular (Omnicircular).

This workshop will discuss these topics and more to provide attendees with the information needed not only to understand the new OMB Super Circular’s requirements but also the information necessary to make changes to their internal policies and procedures to remain in compliance with grant requirements.

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Fundamentals of Federal Grants Management

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October 14 and 15, 2014
DoubleTree Hotel Orlando (Downtown Disney)
Orlando, FL  (Walt Disney World Resort)
Exclusive Two-Day, Small-Group Conference

Effective leadership of a grant-funded entity involves both the governing body and the management team and is essential for any grant-funded entity’s success.  Effective leadership of a grant-funded entity, in turn, is rooted in a solid foundation in Federal grants management.  That foundation is shifting, though, with the Office of Management and Budget’s issuance of new uniform guidance for administrative standards, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal grants.  The OMB’s  uniform guidance (which is commonly called the “Super Circular” or the “Omnicircular”) provides a new framework for managing Federal grants and affects both grantees and subgrantees.  Leaders of grant-funded entities (whether recipients or subrecipients) need to know the requirements of the new Super Circular, but knowledge of the Super Circular (or Omnicircular) is just part of Federal grants management and of the knowledge needed to lead a grant-funded entity.  Leaders of grant-funded entities also need to know about the legal basis and underpinnings of Federal grant programs, effective legal and financial controls and compliance programs for grant-funded organizations, and the major policies and procedures that a successful grant-funded entity should have in place. Fundamentals of Federal Grants Management will provide leaders of grant-funded entities with the information and the foundation that they need to succeed.

The Fundamentals of Federal Grants Management conference will provide the essential information that members of the governing body and management team must know to lead their organizations and efficiently manage their Federal grant awards and subawards, but with an important difference.  The two-day Fundamentals of Federal Grants Management Conference is unique in that it presents this essential information about Federal grants management in a small-group setting at a human-scale hotel in Orlando.  Conference registrations are strictly limited to better ensure a learning environment that allows for personal interaction and access to the speaker as well as better networking opportunities for attendees.

Over the course of two days, the conference will explore the fundamentals of Federal grants management in detail, including:

  • The legal and regulatory underpinnings of Federal grants and the distinctions between grants and other forms of financial assistance;
  • Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance and the reasons behind the changes under the new OMB Super Circular;
  • Differences between the existing and new administrative standards in the OMB Super Circular (including the new procurement and property management standards and changes to records retention requirements, closeouts and later adjustments, and funding source remedies);
  • Revisions to the OMB’s cost principles under the Super Circular (including changes to the general cost principles and the specific items of cost);
  • Changes to the audit requirements under the OMB’s new Super Circular;
  • The importance of establishing a culture of compliance and ethics;
  • The on-going shift from simple compliance to performance and the effect on grants management;
  • The role of appropriate legal and fiscal controls within a grant-funded entity in the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse, and the consequences of fraud, abuse, and mismanagement to the organization and individuals involved;
  • Essential policies (including conflict of interest and record-keeping policies) and compliance obligations; and,
  • The roles and responsibilities of governance and management and how those within the governance structure and on the management team can fulfill those roles and responsibilities.

The conference will discuss these topics and more to provide attendees with the essential information needed to effectively lead grant-funded entities while meeting their funding sources’ compliance and performance expectations.  There will also be extensive opportunities for attendees to ask questions about Federal grants management.

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OMB Super Circular Fundamentals

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September 9, 2014 (Tuesday)
Beau Rivage Hotel
Biloxi, MS
Full-Day Live Workshop

The Office of Management and Budget recently released its new uniform guidance for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for Federal grants, and the Federal grantor agencies currently are working to implement the new guidance by the December deadline.  The guidance, commonly called the “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular,” provides a new framework for managing Federal grants and subgrants. Grantees and subgrantees need to understand the Super Circular’s framework and will need to make conforming changes to their own policies and procedures.  This full-day workshop will explain what the Super Circular means for Federal grantees and subrecipients. The workshop will discuss the major changes to administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements, as well as major deadlines and what grantees and subgrantees need to do in response to these changes.

Over the course of the day, the workshop will explore the Super Circular in detail, including:

  • Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance and the reasons behind the changes;
  • Differences between the existing and new administrative standards (including the new procurement and property management standards and changes to records retention requirements, closeouts and later adjustments, and funding source remedies);
  • Revisions to the cost principles (including changes to indirect costs and personnel costs);
  • Changes to the audit requirements under the OMB’s new Super Circular; and,
  • The compliance deadlines and other key dates under the Super Circular (Omnicircular).

This workshop will discuss these topics and more to provide attendees with the information needed not only to understand the new OMB Super Circular’s requirements but also the information necessary to make changes to their internal policies and procedures to remain in compliance with grant requirements.

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Understanding the New OMB Super Circular

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March 20, 2014 (Thursday)
2:00 P.M. EDT  /  1:00 P.M. CDT  /  12:00 P.M. MDT   /  11:00 A.M. PDT
2-Hour Live Webinar

In late December, the Office of Management and Budget released its much-anticipated uniform guidance for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for federal grants.  The “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular” provides a new framework for managing federal grants and subgrants.  This all-new, two-hour webinar will explain the key changes and key compliance deadlines and what the “Super Circular” means for federal grant recipients and subrecipients.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance;
  • Differences between the existing and new administrative standards (including the new procurement standards);
  • Revisions to the cost principles, including changes related to personnel costs;
  • Changes to audit requirements under the OMB’s new guidance; and,
  • Compliance deadlines and key dates under the Super Circular.

Participants in this webinar will come away with an understanding of the major changes in the new OMB Super Circular and how those changes may affect their organizations as federal grantees and subgrantees.

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