Uniform Guidance

Effective December 26, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget combined eight circulars into the single Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, or "Uniform Guidance".  The goals of this change are to ease administrative burden and to reduce waste, fraud and abuse.

Institutional implementation of Uniform Guidance (UG) timelines are as follows:


Section Reference Topics Similar to
Preamble Major policy reforms
Subpart A Acronyms and definitions
Subpart B 2 CFR 200.1 General provisions
Subpart C 2 CFR 200.2 Pre-Award requirements
Subpart D 2 CFR 200.3 Post-Award requirements OMB A-110
Subpart E 2 CFR 200.4 Cost principles OMB A-21
Subpart F 2 CFR 200.5 Audit requirements OMB A-133

Read the full 2 CFR 200, Uniform Guidance 

 UNMC's Implementation of the OMB Uniform Guidance

UNMC formed working groups to study the impact of  Uniform Guidance on Administrative costs, Closeout, COI, Cost-sharing, Effort Reporting, Participant Costs, Procurement, Property Standards, Record Retention, Revision of Budget and Program Plans, Subrecipient Monitoring, and Travel.  Updates to impacted UNMC policies were recommended  to conform with Uniform Guidance and are being implemented.  

Seminar series were launched for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 to inform the campus community of UG and any changes to UNMC policies and procedures.  Archived sessions can be viewed from the SPAdmin Training website.