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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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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GSA Issues Request for Information for Entity Identification and Validation Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) has released a Request for Information for government-wide entity identification and validation services. For more information visit: https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/155382. Both industry partners and other stakeholders are invited to respond to this RFI. Currently, these services are provided by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), whose contract with GSA expires in 2018. The government … Continued

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July 2016: Uniform Guidance: Promising Practices in Implementation

Opening Remarks Dave Mader, Controller, OMB Rhea Hubbard, Policy Analyst, OMB Gil Tran, Policy Analyst, OMB Promising Practices in Implementation: Risk Assessment (Panel 1) Andrea Brandon, Director, Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight, Department of Homeland Security and COFAR Co-Chair Phil Maestri, Director, Risk Management Service, U.S. Department of Education Moderator: Rhea Hubbard, Policy Analyst, OMB … Continued

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Single Audit Contacts

The attached list of agency point of contacts is available to address questions from the grantee and audit communities related to the implementation of the Uniform Guidance. Contact the National Single Audit Coordinators when you have a technical audit question regarding your single audit such as the determination of your Federal cognizant or oversight audit agency, the due date … Continued

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National Dialogue on Improving Federal Procurement and Grants Processes

Now Open – The National Dialogue and Pilot to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors and Grantees is NOW OPEN. One goal of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) is to make information on federal expenditures more easily accessible and transparent. One way to achieve this is to simplify reporting for entities … Continued

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2 C.F.R 200: UNIFORM GUIDANCE

OMB together with Federal awarding agencies is issuing a joint interim final rule to implement the new guidance at 2 C.F.R. 200 titled Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). The rule will be available for public inspection December 18th, published in the Federal register December 19th (at www.Federalregister.gov) … Continued

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