Upcoming Federal Fund Management Advisor Webinar to Offer Guidance on Managing Human Resources Under OMB’s Grant Reform

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Participants will learn how OMB’s new requirements may affect their HR policies in the latest webinar from Federal Fund Management Advisor.

When the Office of Management and Budget took on the task of reforming federal grants management policies, they looked long and hard at how the ones affecting human resources should be overhauled. For a lot of those policies, OMB concluded that change was needed. In the Oct. 27 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar,“Managing Human Resources Under Federal Grant Reform,” federal grants expert Bob Lloyd will provide a crash course on what new requirements are out there, and how to harmonize them with existing organizational policies.

Participants of the Oct. 27 webinar will learn about:

  •     New documentation rules for personnel expenses (previously known as “time and effort reporting”)
  •     Changes to the allowability of costs for airfare and foreign travel
  •     Tightening of costs for conference attendance
  •     Sensible simplification of previously complex policies on employee training
  •     Important revisions involving expenses for employee morale and entertainment
  •     The rules and best practices for valuation of the services of unpaid volunteers
  •     Vulnerabilities about improper classification of employees and independent contractors uncovered in recent federal audits
  •     Distinctions among federal human resource requirements triggered by receipt of grants versus those imposed because of organizational status

Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg429_102714 for more details and registration information.

Bob Lloyd is a respected authority on policies and practices affecting the award, administration and oversight of federal grants, contracts and subawards. Mr. Lloyd has more than 40 years of experience in federal award implementation. Prior to starting his management consulting practice in Washington, D.C., in 1982, he served as the executive director of the Grants Management Advisory Service and held staff positions in two large federally funded organizations. Since then, he has been a consultant, trainer or advisor to award and audit units in 16 federal award-making departments and agencies, and to recipient and subrecipient organizations and their professional advisors located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, several U.S. territories and 18 foreign countries. He is the principal author of A Guide to OMB Grant Reform and several other reference works on federal grants management and audits, and currently serves as contributing editor to Federal Grants News, published by Atlantic Information Services. He also is a Charter Life Member of the National Grants Management Association and served on its Board of Directors for five years.

Attendees of the Live Webinar Can Earn Up to 1.5 CPE Credits
Federal Fund Management Advisor is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.

About Federal Fund Management Advisor
Federal Fund Management Advisor provides recipients and subrecipients of federal funds with accurate, responsible and practical advice concerning the acquisition, administration and oversight of federal grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. Through management, compliance and best practices webinars, and a wide variety of technical assistance capabilities, this advisory service can help organizations navigate effectively in today’s highly charged federal fund accountability atmosphere. Visit http://www.federalfundmanagement.com.

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