The Effect of the Potential New OMB "Super Circulars" on Federal Education Programs

Presented by Tiffany R. Winters
Recorded On: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
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On February 28th the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released new proposed guidance for the management of federal grants. These proposed changes will affect a number of OMB circulars widely used for federal programs and are intended to reduce administrative burden and improve program efficiency. 

In this 90-minute webinar, Tiffany Winters of Brustein & Manasevit will discuss the changes proposed in the notice to the audit requirements under OMB Circulars A-133 and A-50 and the administrative requirements under OMB Circulars A-102, A-110 and A-89.  Additionally, Ms. Winters will discuss the proposed consolidation of several cost principles — Circulars A-21, A-87, and A-122 — into a single document and the potential effect of any of the changes if they become final.   

Learning Points:

  • Potential changes proposed by OMB including:
    • Increasing the A-133 audit threshold and changing audit responsibility
    • Streamlining compliance requirements
    • Alternatives to time and effort requirements
    • Changing indirect cost rates
    • Additional pre-award considerations
  • The impact of the proposed changes
Tiffany R. Winters Tiffany R. Winters
Tiffany R. Winters joined Brustein & Manasevit in July 2006 and became a Partner in 2011. Since joining the firm, Ms. Winters has developed and conducted trainings on federal grants management requirements. Ms. Winters conducts mock monitoring visits of state and local educational agencies, colleges, universities and non-profits for fiscal and programmatic grant compliance. Ms. Winters also works with clients on the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and other administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).
Ms. Winters graduated cum laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2001 and graduated from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 2004. Ms. Winters is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, the United State District Court for the District of Columbia bar, the District of Columbia bar and the Maryland bar.