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 will take effect on December 26, 2014.
WUSTL's ImplementationWhile 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 GuidanceWUSTL UG ChargesUniform Guidance WU Response Structure - Membership List
Task Force MaterialsSubrecipient Monitoring Task ForceSubrecipient Risk Assessment Decision ProcessSubrecipient vs. Contractor ChecklistSubrecipient Risk Assessment TableSubrecipient Monitoring & Risk Assessment Guidelines (April 2015)Compensation and HR Task ForceNEW! Administrative & Clerical Policy for Salaries on Sponsored FundsNews BulletinsResearch 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 AdministratorsProposal Preparation GuidanceUniform Guidance Primary Issues SummaryUniform Guidance DesignationEducation & CommunicationDepartment Research Compliance Committee Presentation - March 2013Research Management Council Presentation - April 2014Research Management Council Presentation - May 2014Research Management Council Presentation - July 2014Research Management Council Presentation - August 2014Research Management Council Presentation - September 2014Research Management Council Presentation - October 2014Research Management Council Presentation - November 2014Uniform Guidance Information SessionsUG Information Sessions - February 2015UG Information Sessions (Subrecipient Monitoring) - April 2015Agency Guidelines & UpdatesUniform Guidance: Published DocumentUniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal AwardsUniform Guidance - Joint Interim Final RuleOffice of Management and BudgetOMB Policy Statements: Uniform Grant GuidanceUniform Guidance Crosswalk from Existing Guidance to Final GuidanceUniform Guidance Crosswalk from Final Guidance to Existing GuidanceOMB Update - Uniform Guidance Presentation to FDP: September 2014NSFNSF's Draft Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)NSF's PAPPG Summary of Significant Changes - Effective December 26, 2014NIHNIH Notice for Interim General Grant ConditionsInterim Grant General Conditions for NIH AwardsNIH FAQ on Uniform Guidance and NIH Interim Grant ConditionsNIH 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 GuidanceCOGR 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 GuidanceCOGR Meeting Report June 2014COGR Letter to the National Science Foundation on Uniform GuidanceCOGR Letter to OMB on Procurement and Fringe Benefits ImplementationCOGR 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 UniversitiesNCURA 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 2014Environmental Protection AgencyEPA Letter to Recipients Implementing Uniform GuidanceDepartment of Justice (DOJ)DOJ Financial Guide's Resources Section 1.2Office of Justice Programs Financial GuideOffice of Justice Programs Frequently Asked QuestionsOffice of Justice Programs UG UpdatesPlease send any comments or questions regarding these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.Contacts
Joseph M. GindhartAssociate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Sponsored Projectsjgindhart@wustl.edu314.935.7089Denise McCartneyAssociate Vice Chancellor for Research Administrationdenise.email@example.com