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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance

UMKC Information Regarding
OMB Uniform Guidance


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OMB Final Uniform Guidance, effective December 26, 2014

On December 26, 2013, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published its comprehensive overhaul of federal grant administrative, cost accounting, and audit policies in the Federal Register, to be codified in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This final guidance, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, supersedes and combines the requirements of eight existing OMB Circulars (A-21, A-50, A-87, A-89, A-102, A-110, A-122 and A-133). The Uniform Guidance significantly reforms federal grant-making to focus resources on improving performance and outcomes with the intent to reduce administrative burdens for grant applicants and recipients and reduce the risk of waste, fraud, and abuse.

The Uniform Guidance is effective December 26, 2014. New and incrementally-funded awards issued on or after December 26, 2014 will be subject to the Uniform Guidance. Audit Requirements will apply to audits of fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014. For the University of Missouri, the Audit Requirements becoming effective for the fiscal year July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016.

The University of Missouri System Controller’s Office has assembled a working group that includes representatives from the Cost Analysis division of the Controller’s office and the campus Sponsored Program Administration Offices to review and determine the impact of the new regulations on policies, procedures, and systems. The group will revise policies as needed and develop and provide training to keep the research community informed about changes that will affect the work of PIs, researchers, administrators, and others involved in sponsored projects. This webpage will provide information and updates on the Uniform Guidance implementation and will be regularly updated as new material becomes available.

Training sessions have been scheduled on each campus and are as follows:

University of Missouri-Columbia – December 1, 2014, 3:00 – 5:00pm at Ketchum Auditorium W1005
University of Missouri-St. Louis – December 2, 2014, 10:00am – Noon at 402 JC Penney Building
Missouri University of Science & Technology – December 4, 2014, 10:00am – Noon at Havener Center – Ozark Room
University of Missouri Kansas City – December 5, 2014, 10:00am – Noon at the Administrative Center, Plaza Room, Room #214
University of Missouri Kansas City – December 5, 2014, 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the School of Medicine – Theater C

UM Guidance Documentation and Communication

OMB Uniform Guidance Summary
UG Training Presentation
OSP PI Quick Guide

OMB and Federal Agency Guidance and Communication

COFAR Training Webcasts
OMB Uniform Guidance Crosswalk
NSF Notice on UG Implementation

External Guidance and Communication

National Academies: All FDP Presentations
COGR: Preliminary Assessment
NCURA Webcasts

Campus Sponsored Program Administration Office:

University of Missouri-Columbia OSPA
University of Missouri-Kansas City ORS
University of Missouri-St. Louis ORA
Missouri University of Science & Technology OSP