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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and Audit Requirements for Federal Rewards,” also known as the Uniform Guidance; the Uniform Guidance consolidated and superseded eight OMB Circulars, including Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133.The OMB’s Uniform Guidance became effective December 26, 2014.

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Information for School & Department Administrators

Proposal Preparation Guidance
Uniform Guidance Primary Issue Summary
Uniform Guidance Designation

Task Force Materials

Subrecipient Monitoring Task Force

Subrecipient Risk Assesment Decision Process
Subrecipient vs. Contractor Checklist
Subrecipient Monitoring & Risk Assessment Guidelines

The subrecipients’ risk assessment categories are no longer tracked via the table in WUSTL Box. The risk categorization for each subrecipient collaborator is available in the SUBSystem. Please use the Find Project search screen and enter the name of the specific subrecipient. The search results will display the Risk Category if the risk assessment has been completed.

Compensation and HR Task Force​

​Administrative & Clerical Policy for Salaries on Sponsored Funds​

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


NSF’s Draft Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)


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 here​.)

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)

COGR Guide to OMB Uniform Guidance (April 24, 2014)​
COGR Key Issues Summary to COFAR (June 11, 2014)

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

NCURA Uniform Guidance Presentation: Key Issues for Universities​

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


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