Thompson Grants a division of CBIS


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 • 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT/11:00 am MT/10:00 am PT

Webinar Details

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90-minute

Like all aspects of the Uniform Grant Guidance, the time and effort rules attempt to ease the administrative burden and place greater emphasis on accountability and performance. For time records, however, it’s a combination likely to mean that the only thing getting easier is getting audited.

That’s because the rules take a drastic turn away from rigid requirements for six-month certifications and monthly personnel activity reports.  This leaves considerable ambiguity about exactly how grantees and subgrantees should document their personnel costs.

What’s the best way to handle accuracy and documentation so that your time records don’t result in disallowed costs and possible recovery of funds?

Register now for Time & Effort Documentation: Complying with the Uniform Guidance Requirements.

In this 90-minute webinar, Steven Spillan of Brustein & Manasevit, PLCC helps you update time and effort documentation to comply with what’s expected under OMB reforms. You’ll get expert guidance on how to respond to the new flexibility—and ambiguity—with high-performance procedures that help keep personnel costs from being questioned and disallowed.

What’s ahead and what to do now. You’ll learn how the rules affect different types of grantees and subgrantees, including concerns to address today as well as how federal agencies may interpret the final language in terms of what reporting formats they’ll require. Plus, you can ask your specific questions during the Q&A portion of the presentation.

Reserve your space now to know how not to get caught by changes in time and effort documentation requirements, including:

  • Changes in grants development and management needed to align with the focus on accuracy and performance in supporting personnel costs
  • What the time and effort documentation requirements cover
  • How to address ambiguities and other concerns arising from complying with the requirements 
  • Potential penalties for failure to comply with the time and effort documentation requirements
  • And more!

Great value!

Register by phone line rather than by the number of attendees so you can bring your entire team.

Register now!

Who Will Benefit
This webinar is of value to everyone who works with federal grants. Personnel who will benefit the most include:

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

This is no time for guesswork! Despite so many new ambiguities surrounding time and effort documentation, you’re still on the line to perform. Act now to make sure you have the know-how to justify and report your personnel costs in this new era of grants reform.

Register now!

Steven Spillan

Steven Spillan joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in October 2005. Mr. Spillan assists clients with federal grants management under various federal education programs, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Higher Education Act, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Mr. Spillan also works with clients on the requirements contained in the Uniform Grant Guidance and other administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Mr. Spillan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from American University in 2005 and received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in May 2011. Mr. Spillan is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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