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F&A Long Form Workshop

Register | Agenda | April 9 - 11, 2019 | The Godfrey Hotel, Downtown Chicago, IL

This introductory workshop provides an overview of the requirements under 2 CFR, Part 200 for preparing the Long Form F&A cost rate proposal. The workshop will give cost accountants, cost analysis managers, administrators for research and sponsored projects, controllers, budget directors, and internal and external auditors a working knowledge and better understanding of the F&A rate development process. Interactive exercises and reference to a simplified rate proposal offer hands-on practice to participants. This course incorporates the most up-to-date information on the OMB "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” and discusses the impact of these vital changes. The newly published “CAS Best Practices Manual for Reviewing Institutions of Higher Education Long-Form Facilities & Administrative Cost Rate Proposal” is also incorporated into discussions throughout the workshop.

CRIS University Workshop

Register | Agenda | May 14 - 16, 2019 | MAXIMUS Office Northbrook, IL

This introductory workshop provided university professionals who prepare F&A rate proposals with an overview of CRIS. Workshop attendees will receive 18 CPE credits. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain a basic familiarity with the CRIS application on a laptop in our workshop computer lab, under the direction of MAXIMUS staff.
  • Complete a CRIS model, using data for a simulated university.
  • Calculate an F&A rate for the modeled university and generated reports for a rate proposal.

CRIS is compliant with Uniform Guidance 2 CFR PART 200. Participants step through the CRIS process of calculating the Utility Cost Adjustment, which may increase your Organized Research F&A rate by up to 1.3 points.