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Upcoming Workshops

CRIS® University: Introduction to CRIS

Register  | Agenda  | May 16 – 18 | Northbrook, IL

This introductory workshop provides university professionals who prepare F&A rate proposals with an overview of CRIS. Participants will:

  • Gain a basic familiarity with the CRIS application on a laptop in our workshop computer lab, under the direction of MAXIMUS staff.
  • Use CRIS, each participant to complete a CRIS model, using data for a simulated university.
  • Calculate an F&A rate for the modeled university and generate reports for a rate proposal.

CRIS is compliant with Uniform Guidance 2 CFR PART 200. Participants will step through the CRIS process of calculating the Utility Cost Adjustment, which may increase your Organized Research F&A rate by up to 1.3 points.

F&A Long Form Training

Registration coming soon | September 12 – 14  
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

This introductory workshop provides an overview of the requirements under 2 CFR, Part 200 for preparing the Long Form F&A cost rate proposal. The workshop gives cost accountants, cost analysis managers, administrators for research and sponsored projects, controllers, budget directors, and internal and external auditors a working knowledge and better understanding of the F&A rate development process. Interactive exercises and reference to a simplified rate proposal offer hands-on practice to participants. Please note that this course incorporates the most up-to-date information on the OMB "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” and discusses the impact of these vital changes. The newly published “CAS Best Practices Manual for Reviewing Institutions of Higher Education Long-Form Facilities & Administrative Cost Rate Proposal” will be incorporated into discussions throughout the workshop. 

Past Workshops

Federal Awards, Strings and Financial Compliance

June 23 through June 24, 2016

Hosted by: The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

This workshop improved the skills, competencies and capabilities of individuals charged with financial management of federal awards. This intensive, 1 ½ day workshop was designed to help individuals get it right with financial grant management from start to finish, including budgeting, spending, invoicing, reporting and award closeout. Led by award management professionals Kris Rhodes and Pam Whitlock of MAXIMUS, who together have decades of federal award financial management experience, the workshop took participants through the challenges of proposal budgeting, managing the award, and closing it out, covering each step in detail.