omb uniform guidance Dear UAH Research Community, The rules that govern all Federal Awards are about to change in a substantial way. On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in the Federal Register. This "Uniform Guidance" will replace the administrative, accounting, audit rules and principles currently promulgated in the OMB Circulars, including A-21, A-110, and A-133.Per the OMB webpage this guidance "will supersede requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in 2 C.F.R. Parts 220, 225, 215, and 230); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up." The effective date is December 26th, 2014. On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in the Federal Register. This "Uniform Guidance" will replace the administrative, accounting, audit rules and principles currently promulgated in the OMB Circulars, including A-21, A-110, and A-133. The implementation of Uniform Guidance will affect the daily administration at all institutions of higher education that conduct federally-supported research, including The University of Alabama in Huntsville. UAH Uniform Guidance Project Team In preparation for the implementation of Uniform Guidance on December 26, 2014, The University of Alabama in Huntsville will convene a Uniform Guidance Project Team (consisting of faculty and staff) Chaired by Dr. Robert Lindquist, Associate VP for Research to: Discover differences between the current and new federal requirements Revise policies and procedures to ensure compliance Inform the campus and responsible units of changes and impacts to policies, procedures and systems. This team will use available information from organizations like the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) and the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), to analyze these new rules and develop ways to implement them. We created this website dedicated to the implementation of the Uniform Guidance. As UAH develops its implementation plan, information and resources will be posted to this site. Project Team Members Dr. Robert Lindquist, Associate VP, OVPRED - Chair Mr. Robert Leonard, Associate VP, Finance & Business Serv. Mr. Chih Loo, Associate VP, Budget & Financial Planning Mr. John Cates, Office of Counsel Ms. Valarie King, Director, Contracts and Grants Accounting Mr. Terence Haley, Director, Procurement & Business Services Ms. Diane Gibbs, Director, Payroll Services Ms. Gloria Greene, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs Ms. Candy Horch, Asst. Director, Budgets & Effort Reporting Ms. Cassie Steen, Sr. Assoc. Director, Payroll Op & Dev Mr. Don Thompson, Warehouse Operations Manager Mr. Steve Parker, Contracts Specialist/Subcontract Admin. Federal Resources Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (December 2013) Current OMB Circulars Uniform Guidance Crosswalk from Final Guidance to Existing Guidance Federal Register: National Science Foundation Comment Request and Responses National Science Foundation Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 15-1) 2 CFR Part 200: eCFR - Code of Federal Regulations OMB Policy Statements: Uniform Grant Guidance Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) COFAR Website August 29, 2014 FAQ February 12, 2014 FAQ Higher Education Resources COGR Guide to OMB Uniform Guidance (September 17, 2014) COGR Key Issues Summary to COFAR (June 11, 2014) COGR Guide to OMB Uniform Guidance (April 24, 2014) FDP/COGR White Paper on the Uniform Guidance NCURA Uniform Guidance Presentation: Key Issues for Universities NCURA YouTube Tuesday - Uniform Guidance NCURA YouTube Tuesday – Under the Uniform Guidance, Who is Required to Review the Salaries to Federal Awards After the Fact? Unused Leave at the End of a Grant in the Uniform Guidance The New Guidance: Considerations and Observations on Clerical and Administrative Costs Depreciation in the Uniform Guidance The Uniform Guidance & The Cost Accounting Standards: What Has Changed Losses on Awards in the Uniform Guidance Computing Devices in the Uniform Guidance University Uniform Guidance Information The University of Alabama in Huntsville Uniform Guidance Project Team Preparing for the Impending Storm of Enforcement Related to Final Financial and Programmatic Closeout Property and Procurement Standards Uniform Guidance - Compensation (200.431) UAH Memorandum of Critical Areas PI Uniform Guidance Quick Guide, V1,V1 – 10/27/14 University Points of Contact Gloria Greene firstname.lastname@example.org Valarie King Valarie.email@example.com Our goal is to meet the federal requirements for compliance and most importantly DO NO HARM!