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Procurement and Property Management Under the Uniform Guidance: Top 10 Implementation Issues

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Webinar Details

Subject: Grants Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

Do you know how OMB expects non-federal entities to implement procurement and property management requirements under the Uniform Grant Guidance? Fact is, things have changed so much that you might not know—and that could put performance, compliance and costs at risks. Here’s why:

Over the past year, as non-federal entities grappled with implementing the rules, and OMB and various federal agencies provided additional guidance, 10 key implementation issues have emerged. Understanding these issues—and best practices for managing them—reduces the risk that nonprofits and state and local governments will face audit findings and costly recovery audits.

From new property use regulations to new sole-source procurement requirements, here’s how to make sure you’re up to date and in compliance.

Register now for Procurement and Property Management Under the Uniform Guidance: Top 10 Implementation Issues.

In this 90-minute webinar, grant audit expert Erin Auerbach helps you implement the right procurement and property management practices. From new requirements for conflict of interest and methods of procurement, to special situations (such as sole-source procurements or property defined as a computing device), you’ll learn how to troubleshoot audits to keep costs “allowable.”

Practical examples of how to prepare. Federal granting agencies, grantees, and auditors will all benefit from sharp and current perspective on where rigorous new procurement and inventory requirements apply—and where new flexibilities exist. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to implement procurement and inventory practices that align with new requirements under the UGG, including:

  • How property management requirements and making procurements with federal funds have changed and what OMB’s current implementation guidance covers
  • Disposal requirements for property
  • How to take advantage of the two-year grace period for the Uniform Grants Guidance procurement requirements
  • Best practices for implementing compliant procurement and property management requirements
  • Administrative requirements for conflict of interest, methods of procurement, and contract administration

Remember, as OMB’s emphasis shifts from compliance to performance, maintaining the allowability of costs means mastering new procurement and property management requirements. What you learn in this webinar could make all the difference in avoiding recovery audits, loss of grant funds and other enforcement actions.

Register now for Procurement and Property Management Under the Uniform Guidance: Top 10 Implementation Issues.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, non-federal entities receiving federal grant funds, and everyone who works with federal grants. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • Accounting and finance staff
  • Internal auditors
  • Independent auditors

Erin Auerbach
Erin Auerbach joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in May 2010.  Ms. Auerbach assists her clients with various federal education matters, including fiscal and programmatic compliance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the No Child Left Behind Act.  Ms. Auerbach also assists her clients with the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act and the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Ms. Auerbach also works with clients on the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and other administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).
 
Additionally, Ms. Auerbach actively represents state and local educational agencies as well as postsecondary institutions in the resolution of adverse audit and program review determinations. Ms. Auerbach also represents local charter school clients in due process litigation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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