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Posted by on Nov 3, 2014

This Week in Grants News

Grants News_Blog Image_130816“This Week in Grants News” is a resource Management Concepts provides to keep you informed of important grants-related news from the week.

  • Hatch Act Do’s and Don’ts For Federal Employees
    The Washington Post provides a refresher on the allowable and illegal activities under the Hatch Act  for the Federal workforce.  
  • COFAR Webinar
    The Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) conducted a roundtable discussion on the Uniform Guidance. Specifically, panelists discussed the internal control responsibilities of recipients under 2 CFR 200 and new procurement requirements. COFAR posted a recording of the presentation on YouTube.  
  • Grants.gov Maintenance Outages Calendar
    Beginning in March, Grants.gov will be offline the third weekend of every month. Recipients and grant applicants should review the calendar and plan accordingly.
  • Technology, Innovation Key to OMB’s Management Agenda
    Beth Cobert, Deputy OMB Director, addressed a leadership conference last week and explained how OMB is implementing the administration’s management agenda. Read more here.
  • Why Agency IGs Are More Bark Than Bite
    FCW examined the role of agency inspectors general (IG) and identified proposals to strength the ability of IGs to conduct meaningful and effective oversight.

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