Tag Archives: audit

Spotlight on Policy: CFDA’s and the SEFA

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Today’s post is meant to share a little bit of information about the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance and a reporting requirement for the University called the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA).  These are two things you may not deal with directly in your position but rest assured your actions […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Internal Audits

BY: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Interested in some CYA should VCU internal auditors come knocking on your door?  I could not find any VCU policies that directly regarded internal audits but I did find some helpful information to be aware of on our Assurance Services website.  Let’s make an attempt to take bite out of the mystery […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Sub-Receipient Monitoring

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak This week’s Spotlight post was inspired by our News Roundup post from December 2nd.  In that post, a link to an NSF Office of Inspector General presentation was provided.  The presentation includes a short list of common audit findings.  Included on that short list is “Inadequate sub-award monitoring.”  The Uniform Guidance has […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Records Retention

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak It is the responsibility of the University to retain records for minimum periods of time in order to conform to laws set forth by both the state of Virginia and the federal government.  Understanding a few of the federal regulations underlying our policies is helpful.   Why do we retain records? Freedom […]

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Audit Curious?

In the category of Interesting Things I Stumbled Across Online, today’s post concerns audit findings and investigations related to federal programs. The 146-page report by Charlene Blevens (Palm Beach State College) has been out there for a while, but it’s truly fascinating.  The summary lists audits, settlements, and investigations going all the way back to […]

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Spotlight on Policy: Cost Transfers

By: Maggie Gallagher-Mondak Spotlight on Policy is a new feature here at CHS Sponsored Programs! We will be featuring a common research administration related issue each week, and delving into the “VCU Way.” Today’s Spotlight on Policy issue is Cost Transfer! What are Cost Transfers?  Cost transfers occur when reallocating an expense from one sponsored account […]

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Have You Participated in the Open Dialogue?

The government has opened a National Dialogue and Pilot to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors and Grantees. The purpose of this dialogue is to reduce the costs associated with managing federal dollars (grants, contracts, and associated subawards). You can submit your own ideas, or comment and vote on ideas submitted by others. If you […]

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News Roundup: NSF and the IT Revolution, Audits, Changes to Human Subject Rules

NSF Reboots the IT Revolution: A report was released on September 1 to identify “fundamental research needs for advancing the burgeoning Internet of Things and catalyzing cutting-edge innovations.”  Read all about it here.  Audits: The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges has posted an article entitled “Who Audits the Auditor? Assessing the Quality […]

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NCURA AM57 Recap

Heather and I really enjoyed last week’s NCURA Annual Meeting in Washington DC!   Here’s a quick recap of the conference (with more specific info to come, of course!): Our very own Thursday Top Ten post went slightly viral (or as viral as you can be as a research administrator). Research administrators from all over […]

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It’s Time for NCURA Region III’s Annual Spring Meeting

I will be away from the office Friday and all next week for the annual NCURA Region III Spring Meeting in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. While there, I’ll be networking with my colleagues at other universities, meeting representatives from sponsoring agencies, teaching a full day workshop on proposal reviews, and learning about new regulations […]

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