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Facilities and Administration (F&A) Long Form Workshop

Register | Agenda | April 9 - 11, 2019 | The Godfrey Hotel, Downtown Chicago, IL

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 will give 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. 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" is also incorporated into discussions throughout the workshop. F&A Long Form Workshop attendees will receive 17 CPE credits for attending all sessions.

The cost of registration is $900/participant. The MAXIMUS room rate at The Godfrey Hotel, located in downtown Chicago, IL, is $179/night + tax. Please contact us at 1.800.709.2747 for more information on registration & hotel accommodations.

CRIS University Workshop

Register | Agenda | May 14 - 16, 2019 | MAXIMUS Office Northbrook, IL

This introductory workshop provided university professionals who prepare F&A rate proposals with an overview of CRIS. In this workshop, participants will:

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

CRIS is compliant with Uniform Guidance 2 CFR PART 200. Participants 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.

The cost of registration is $2,500/participant. Workshop attendees will receive 18 CPE credits for attending all sessions. The workshop location will be at the MAXIMUS Office building, located at 900 Skokie Blvd., Suite 280, Northbrook, IL 60062. Please contact us at 1.800.709.2747 for more information on registration & hotel accommodations.

Annual Meeting

September 11 - 14, 2019

MAXIMUS will hold its 32nd Annual Meeting in from Wednesday, September 11 through Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. University experts and MAXIMUS staff will present sessions focused on: Uniform Guidance, Internal Controls, Effort Reporting, F&A and Costing, Space Surveys, Negotiations, Service Centers, CRIS.Net hands-on labs, Pre and post award hot topics, and the latest industry regulation updates for your region. Annual Meeting attendees received 9 CPE credits for attending all sessions. The cost of early bird registration is $950/participant, which will begin in late May 2019.


Improving Your Space Process
Recording | Slides | January 29, 2019

Intro to F&A
Recording | Slides | February 19, 2019

Pooled Fringe Rates - How to Determine if they are Right for Your Institution
Recording | Slides | March 5, 2019

Service Center Accounting Concepts
Register | June 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET

Information for F&A Short Form Institutions
Register | July 16, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET

Tips for Becoming a CRIS Power User
Registration (coming soon) | August 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m. ET

Alternative Methods for Documenting Compensation
Registration (coming soon) | October 2019


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