Compensation/Effort Reporting Internal Controls throughout the Lifecycle of a Sponsored Project

90 Minutes: The Uniform Guidance emphasizes the importance of strong internal controls, especially in the documentation of personnel costs. Research Administrators interface with personnel costs throughout the lifecycle of a sponsored project, so considerations for internal control development should focus on more than just the after-the-fact reporting process. The presenters will explore compensation/effort reporting internal controls with a focus on all aspects spanning from the initial development of a proposal through closeout of a sponsored award. This webinar will briefly cover the Uniform Guidance requirements for the documentation of personnel costs and then focus on key areas that deserve attention when developing and testing internal controls, applicable to both traditional effort reporting and alternative methodologies. Please bring your suggestions and questions for a lively discussion! 

Prerequisite: Participants will need a basic understanding of the principles surrounding the documentation of personnel costs.

Ashley Whitaker, Associate Director, SPonsored Programs, Nova Southeastern University
Elena Cruse, Research Business Partner, Children's Mercy Hospital- Kansas City
Kristi Bazata- Director, Research Policy & Indirect Cost, Columbia University

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  • Participants will gain an understanding of the requirements in the Uniform Guidance for the documentation of personnel costs. 
  • Participants will gain knowledge of areas to focus on when developing internal controls for compensation/effort reporting throughout the lifecycle of a sponsored project.

Ashley Whitaker

Associate Director, Sponsored Programs

Nova Southeastern University

Elena Cruse

Research Business Partner

Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Kristi Bazata

Director, Research Policy & Indirect Cost

Columbia University in the City of New York

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