OMB's "Super Circular": Implementation Essentials for Senior NGO Leaders

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OMB's "Super Circular": Implementation Essentials for Senior NGO Leaders

April 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Virtual

Language: English

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This webinar focuses on audit readiness.  It takes place on April 11 at 11am EDT and runs for 90 minutes.  You will receive access links and reminders directly from GoToWebinar before the session.

This is the final live webinar within a three-part series designed to help senior leaders understand how agencies such as USAID, the State Department, and CDC are implementing OMB grant reform (i.e., the Super Circular) and what that means for your major decision making and future planning.  Your registration covers participation in this session as well as access to recordings from the entire three-part series (more information on the other sessions below).


The regulation known as the Super Circular has been in effect since December 26, 2014, but its impact on US government grants and cooperative agreements is just now being felt. When the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) set out to overhaul the requirements for managing federal assistance awards, it was looking to harmonize and simplify them and apply them to all federal agencies and all types of recipients and subrecipients. While it’s an open question whether they have achieved those objectives, one thing is certain—senior managers of organizations that receive federal funds (like many members of InsideNGO) need to approach the requirements from a position of knowledge and strength.

This webinar series is designed to help senior leaders gain an understanding of key new and revised requirements, with emphasis on implementation by federal agencies such as USAID, the State Department, and the Centers for Disease Control that fund the bulk of US Government-supported international projects. Here’s what is on tap for the final session:

APRIL 11, 2017: AUDIT READINESS

  • Audit readiness—What will auditors be looking for?
  • Audit survival—How to prepare before the auditors arrive.
  • Dispute resolution—How to address and resolve interpretation disagreements in your favor.

The session is conducted by Bob Lloyd, longtime InsideNGO trainer and advocacy advisor.

Your registration covers participation in this session as well as access to recordings from the entire three-part series, including Part 1, “Pre-Award Positioning,” and Part 2, “Post-Award Management,” also conducted by Bob Lloyd.

Part 1 provides an overview on the new US Government regulatory landscape, tips to be prepared for the application process, and guidance on what can be negotiated before you sign a new award.  Part 2 covers compliance and internal control risks, cost alllowability, and indirect cost recovery.