EDGAR for Advanced Administrators
4 Part Training Series
Attendees have the option to register for the entire 4 part series or an individual webinar! See below for details!
This virtual training will review audit findings from prior disaster relief audits and discuss applicability to current COVID-19 allowability issues and concerns. The session will discuss how best to document and address OMB’s COVID flexibilities approved by ED to avoid audit findings and provide best practices as to how States, districts and IHEs can implement internal controls to assure allowability while reducing the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse of current federal funds.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of maintaining student privacy policies and procedures that address the requirements and best practices for protecting student privacy while working from home, in a typical office setting, or while offering online educational services.
This virtual training will discuss how to maintain student privacy when staff are working from home and when staff participate in a “bring your own device” program. Additionally, this training will cover parents’ right to access records and complying with those requests when schools are closed, and the use of electronic consent.
This virtual training will also cover issues in offering online education, including the definition of personally identifiable information, the definition and disclosure of directory information, the use of the FERPA school official exception in providing online educational services, the use of video or other forms of online instruction, and the application of the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and terms of service for online services.
The Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) has now been in effect for five years. One of the major reforms instituted by these federal regulations is in the arena of subrecipient monitoring. Prior to the issuance of the UGG, most pass-throughs satisfied the statutory requirement for monitoring by random or geographic selection criteria, and conducted invasive and exhausting on-site reviews. The UGG changed that with the requirement to base monitoring on risk factors. In addition, the UGG permits technical assistance and training to satisfy the monitoring requirement. Pass-through agency staff have been gravitating towards desk-level and virtual monitoring, and even more so now in light of COVID-19. This training will discuss in detail the legal parameters of the UGG monitoring and enforcement requirements. We will profile the recent guidance from ED’s OCFO on the pass-through review of single audits, and the requirements for management decisions. We will share best practices from states. Whether you work for the pass-through or the subrecipient, you need to understand these expanding requirements.
Can grantees charge indirect costs to CARES Act funding? If so, what rate should be used? How do funding shortfalls, stimulus money and school closures impact indirect cost recovery? How do agencies charge terminal leave, mass severance and other benefits to grants? In this session, we will provide straight-forward answers to your questions on cost allocation, indirect cost rates, and more!
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:
- Grant and program administrators
- Grant program staff
- State, district and school personnel
- Program monitors
Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.