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The Latest from Priority Areas

This page shows the latest updates from all priority areas.

CAP Goal #9 “Getting Payments Right”

September 16, 2020

CAP Goal #9 “Getting Payments Right,” CAP Goal Action Plan slide deck updated and posted to, updating the strategy and goal leads and highlighting 2020 Q3 accomplishments.

Controller Alert: Award Description Data Quality for Financial Assistance Awards

August 11, 2020

The purpose of this Controller Alert is to provide agencies a reminder of the most recent OMB policy regarding Financial Assistance requirements for award description data quality and controls.

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Initial meeting of CAP Goal #9 Working Group

April 08, 2020

Initial meeting of CAP Goal #9 Working Group - Root Causes and Eligibility Criteria Reporting. The Root Causes and Eligibility Criteria working group will seek to identify and categorize different eligibility root causes of improper payments.

2019 Quarterly Key Priority Indicators posted to

December 16, 2019

2019 Quarterly Key Priority Indicators (KPI) Scorecards posted to and websites. KPI Scorecards are for high-priority programs to highlight quarterly goals and accomplishments.

Controller Alert: Reducing Burden For Federal Agencies By Rescinding Grants Management Related Requirements

March 07, 2017

The purpose of this Controller Alert is to provide additional details and updates regarding the grants management related requirements that were rescinded in M-17-26.

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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Playbook Released

July 28, 2016

Today, the Chief Financial Officers Council (CFOC) and the Performance Improvement Council (PIC) release the Playbook.

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July 2016: Uniform Guidance: Promising Practices in Implementation

July 05, 2016

Opening Remarks Dave Mader, Controller, OMB Rhea Hubbard, Policy Analyst, OMB Gil Tran, Policy Analyst, OMB Promising Practices in Implementation; Risk Assessment (Panel 1) Andrea Brandon, Director, Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight, Department of Homeland Security and COFAR Co-Chair Phil Maestri, Director, Risk Management Service, U.S. Department of Education Moderator; Rhea Hubbard, Policy Analyst, OMB. Continued

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December 01, 2014

OMB together with Federal awarding agencies is issuing a joint interim final rule to implement the new guidance at 2 C.F.R. 200 titled Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).

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December 2013: Introducing the Uniform Guidance: Improving Outcomes by Reducing Red Tape for Financial Assistance

January 12, 2013

February 2013: Roundtable with Federal and Non-Federal Stakeholders on Proposed Uniform Guidance

January 02, 2013