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​Updated 10/23/2015
OMB's Uniform Guidance ​

On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Rewards," also known as the Uniform Guidance; the Uniform Guidance will consolidate and supersede eight OMB Circulars, including Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133. 

The OMB's Uniform Guidance became effective December 26, 2014.

WUSTL's Implementation
While each federal agency is responsible for its implementation of the Uniform Guidance regulations, Washington University in St. Louis is committed to being well positioned and compliant as the new guidance becomes effective.  To that end, Vice Chancellor for Research Jennifer Lodge and Vice Chancellor for Finance Barbara Feiner issued the institutional charge and response structure below:

WUSTL Response to Uniform Guidance
WUSTL UG Charges​
​Uniform Guidance WU Response Structure - Membership List​​ 

Task Force Materials
Subrecipient Monitoring Task Force
Subrecipient Risk Assessment Decision Process​
Subrecipient vs. Contractor Checklist​
Subrecipient Risk Assessment Table​​
Subrecipient Monitoring & Risk Assessment Guidelines (April 2015)

Compensation and HR Task Force​
NEW! ​Administrative & Clerical Policy for Salaries on Sponsored Funds​

News Bulletins
Research News: WUSTL Uniform Guidance Implementation (8/21/2014)
Research News: Uniform Guidance Requirements for Administrative & Clerical Salaries​ (10/17/2014)
Research News: Uniform Guidance Subrecipient Requirements (11/24/2014)
Research News: Faculty Announcement (12/31/2014)​
Research News: New Requirements for Federal Grants - Proposal Preparation Guidance (1/8/2015)​
Research News: Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (4/7/2015)
Research News: New Federal Award Designation Guidelines for Uniform Guidance (4/15/2015)

Information for School & Department Administrators
Proposal Preparation Guidance
Uniform Guidance Primary Issues Summary
Uniform Guidance Designation

Education & Communication

Department Research Compliance Committee Presentation - March 2013
Research Management Council Presentation - April 2014
Research Management Council Presentation - May 2014
Research Management Council Presentation - July 2014
Research Management Council Presentation - August 2014
Research Management Council Presentation - September 2014​
Research Management Council Presentation - October 2014
Research Management Council Presentation - November 2014

Uniform Guidance Information Sessions​
UG Information Sessions - February 2015​​
UG Information Sessions (Subrecipient Monitoring) - April 2015​

Agency Guidelines & Updates
Uniform Guidance: Published Document
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
Uniform Guidance - Joint Interim Final Rule​

Office of Management and Budget
OMB Policy Statements: Uniform Grant Guidance
Uniform Guidance Crosswalk from Existing Guidance to Final Guidance
Uniform Guidance Crosswalk from Final Guidance to Existing Guidance
OMB Update - Uniform Guidance Presentation to FDP: September 2014​​


NSF's Draft Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF's PAPPG Summary of Significant Changes - Effective December 26, 2014​

NIH Notice for Interim General Grant Conditions​
Interim Grant General Conditions for NIH Awards
NIH FAQ on Uniform Guidance and NIH Interim Grant Conditions​
NIH Grants Policy Statement (For a summary of significant changes to this guide related to the UG, click this link​.)

Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR)
Roundtable with Federal and Non-Federal Stakeholders on Proposed Uniform Guidance (February 2013)
Introducing the Uniform Guidance: Improving Outcomes by Reducing Red Tape for Financial Assistance (December 2013)
Training Webcast for Uniform Guidance (January 2014)
Uniform Guidance Implementation: A Series of Dialogues (October 2014)
OMB Uniform Guidance Training Series Hosted by eCivis (July 2015)
Uniform Guidance: Promosing Practices in Implementation (July 2016)

​Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
FDP/COGR White Paper on the Uniform Guidance
COGR Guide to OMB Uniform Guidance (April 24, 2014)​
COGR Implementation & Readiness Guide (December 12, 2014)
COGR Key Issues Summary to COFAR (June 11, 2014)
COGR FAQs on Uniform Guidance
COGR Meeting Report June 2014
COGR Letter to the National Science Foundation on Uniform Guidance
COGR Letter to OMB on Procurement and Fringe Benefits Implementation
COGR Summary of Joint Interim Final Rule and Technical Corrections (January 16,2015)​​

​National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)
NCURA Uniform Guidance Presentation: Key Issues for Universities​
NCURA Uniform Guidance Series (April - December 2014)
NCURA Webcast - ​Uniform Guidance: The Challenges of Implementation (June 17, 2015)

Federal Demonstration Project (FDP)
FDP - Uniform Guidance Implementation: September 2014 ​

Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR)
COFAR's Updated FAQ's: November 2014​

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Letter to Recipients Implementing Uniform Guidance​​

Department of Justice (DOJ)
DOJ Financial Guide's Resources Section 1.2​
Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide​​​
Office of Justice Programs Frequently Asked Questions
Office of Justice Programs UG Updates

Please send any comments or questions regarding these documents to 


Joseph M. Gindhart​
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Sponsored Projects

Denise McCartney
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration