How to Manage Equipment Purchased with Federal Funds: A Guide from Start to Finish

Presented by Tiffany R. Winters
Recorded On: Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
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Federal funds are often used in large part for the purchase of equipment, but you must know how to comply with the numerous purchasing, documentation and inventory rules for equipment – or face audit findings.  

With an average of more than 8,000 audit findings related to “equipment/property management” reported annually, you can’t afford to overlook this area of federal grant compliance.   

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn the OMB Circular A-102 and A-110 requirements for equipment and practical ways to apply those rules.  Our expert, Tiffany Winters of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC will provide you with the key missteps grant recipients make in managing and disposing of their equipment to help you avoid potential audit findings.  Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.

You’ll Learn:

  • What are the requirements you must meet in purchasing equipment?
  • What potential conflicts of interest could you face?
  • How can you conduct a cost-price analysis?
  • What are the relevant documentation requirements?
  • What are the applicable inventory rules?
  • How should you handle disposition of equipment?

Who Should Attend:

  • Grant administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • Accounting and finance staff
  • Internal auditors
  • Independent auditors
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.