On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards," a/k/a the Uniform Guidance (“UG”). On December 19, 2014 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the “Interim Final Rule” updating the Uniform Guidance. The Uniform Guidance consolidates, streamlines and supersedes eight existing OMB Circulars, including Circulars A-21 (Cost Principles for Educational Institutions), A-110 (Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations) and A-133 (Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations). The new guidance, which will affect all federal grants and contracts at Rockefeller University took effect on December 26, 2014.
Rockefeller University policies and procedures have been developed to be compliant with A-21, A-110 and A-133. Therefore, in response to the newly released Uniform Guidance, Rockefeller University (“RU”) has undergone an extensive review of the new regulations and the impact on RU’s policies and procedures, with input from representatives of the functional departments of central administration: Sponsored Research & Program Development; Finance; Materials Management (Purchases and Supplies); Office of General Counsel. The vast majority of additional administrative workload due to the Uniform Guidance will be performed by these departments. Among RU’s goals is to keep the research community informed about changes that will affect the work of PIs, researchers, administrators and others involved in sponsored projects. This webpage will provide information and updates on the Uniform Guidance implementation and will be regularly updated as new material becomes available.
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The Uniform Guidance in its entirety can be found here
For ease of navigation, the Uniform Guidance is broken down into its following subparts:
- Major Policy Reforms Subpart A (200.0 - 200.99)
- Acronyms and Definitions Subpart B (200.100 - 200.113)
- General Provisions Subpart C (200.200 - 200.211)
- Pre Award Requirements Subpart D (200.300 - 200.345)
- Post Award Requirements Subpart E (200.400 - 200.475)
- Cost Principles Subpart F (200.500 - 200.521)
- Audit Requirements
(includes Appendices I-XI) - Subpart F will apply to audits of fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014