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Robotics – the Future is Now!

Several agencies are making great strides in piloting robotic process automation (RPA) to improve speed and accuracy of routine and repeatable financial management processes. AGA and the CFO Council have teamed up to create an opportunity for financial leaders to learn from each other by sharing their recent experiences in leveraging robotics to increase speed, … Continued

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Joint Financial Management Improvement Program

The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP), a cooperative undertaking of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM), held its annual federal financial management conference on May 7, 2018, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Learn more … Continued

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NewPay Pre-Solicitation Notice Release

The Federal Government pays over two million civilian federal employees every two-weeks, on time and at a relatively low cost. Some of the payroll systems running today, however, are in their fourth decade of operation and lack the ability to adapt and address the ever evolving legislative changes. They also lack self-service and mobile features … Continued

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Release of the President’s Management Agenda

The CFO Council is excited to join the Administration in releasing the President’s Management Agenda. The agenda lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of all agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people. The … Continued

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Announcement

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT INTERACTIVE CAREER ROADMAP BUILDER READY FOR USE

Agencies and individuals can now access the CFOC’s Financial Assistance Management Career Roadmap Builder.  The Career Roadmap Builder is an interactive career tool that allows agencies to build their own customized Financial Assistance Management Career Roadmap based on the agency’s specific mission and workforce needs. It is suggested that individuals refer to their agency for … Continued

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Controller Alert

CONTROLLER ALERT: Reducing Burden for Federal Agencies by Rescinding Grants Management Related Requirements

Controller Alerts are designed to highlight emerging financial management issues that may require agency attention or action.  These Alerts are intended to inform the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) community of key issues where the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) believes further action may be warranted, but do not constitute official guidance or prescribe specific … Continued

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Financial Assistance Management Roadmap Published, Interactive Tool Coming Soon

Developing a quality financial assistance workforce continues to be a major management challenge in most agencies. There is a need to better define competencies and provide training for grants specialists, program and project managers, policy advisors, financial analysts, and other job series with grants management responsibilities. This comprehensive Financial Assistance Career Roadmap is intended to … Continued

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Controller Alert

CONTROLLER ALERT: Acknowledging Inconsistent Records for a Subset of Public Financial Assistance Data for Entity Address ZIP+4

Controller Alerts are designed to highlight emerging financial management issues that may require agency attention or action. These Alerts are intended to inform the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) community of key issues where the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) believes further action may be warranted, but do not constitute official guidance or prescribe specific tasks for agencies … Continued

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Grant Training 101: Uniform Guidance Administrative Requirements Now Available

The latest module for the Grant Training 101 on Uniform Guidance Administrative Requirements is now available. This module provides an introduction to the general provisions, pre- and post-award administrative requirements outlined in Subparts A through D of the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) for Federal awarding agencies and award recipients. The module includes examples of how … Continued

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