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F&A Rate Extensions: How, Why, and What it May Cost You

Recording | Slides | June 13
Now that the Uniform Guidance has eliminated the penalty for F&A cost rate extensions, many Universities are considering requesting a rate extension. This webinar covered the factors that should be analyzed when considering whether or not to request a rate extension. The webinar also includes case studies of recent analyses conducted by MAXIMUS.

Internal Controls & Communication

Register | August 1, 2:00 p.m. ET
Information and communication is one of the foundational components of an organization's internal control environment. We will discuss what makes communication important and help translate the Greenbook guidance on Information and Communication into more understandable concepts applicable to sponsored program operations and management.

Moving from Short Form to Long Form Considerations

Register | August 15, 2:00 p.m. ET
This session will provide considerations to determine the future benefits (costs vs. potential recovery) of developing indirect (F&A) costs under the Long Form vs. the Short Form methodology. Specific case studies will be discussed. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the different base options under the Short Form methodology such as Salaries and Wages and Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC).

Re-budgeting & Cost Transfers

Register | September 5, 2:00 p.m. ET
Central Administration, are you struggling with the quality of the rebudgeting requests sent by your departments? If you are new to approving rebudgeting requests do you know what level of detail you should expect? Department Administrators are you frustrated with Central Administration's delays in processing rebudgeting request, continual nitpicking about the justification. What is the difference between rebudgets and cost transfers? This session provides guidance on how to write better rebudgeting justifications and cost transfer explanations that are more likely to create less headache and be approved.

Using the Trend Analysis to Maximize your Rate

Register | September 19, 2:00 p.m. ET
Participants will learn how to use the CRIS® Trend Analysis feature to subtotal views and reports, as well as how to compare views and reports between models. This feature greatly streamlines the ability to analyze data in CRIS and can help yield higher rates as a result.

The Utility Cost Adjustment (UCA) 

Register | October 17, 2:00 p.m. ET
This session will look at calculating the Utility Cost Adjustment (UCA), as defined in OMB Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR, Part 200, Appendix III Part B.4.c, will show a sample calculation, discuss the documentation of the UCA and the preliminary results we are seeing amongst Universities. In addition, we will review latest updates or topics under consideration for UCA in the Uniform Guidance.

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