OMB Uniform Guidance Webinar Series: Indirect Cost Rates - Why it Matters to Tribal Governments


OMB Uniform Guidance Webinar Series: Indirect Cost Rates - Why it Matters to Tribal Governments

January 12, 2015

Tribal governments offer a variety of services to their community. Measuring the cost of these services can be useful in calculating the indirect cost rate. 
Enhance your tribe's effectiveness by attending a free training session on a review of indirect cost rate proposals and what's new in the OMB Uniform Guidance on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EST.


The webinar will highlight changes to indirect cost rates in the new OMB Uniform Guidance, which makes clear that a tribal government's indirect costs are legitimate expenses that need to be reimbursed for the tribal operations to be sustainable and effective. The webinar will also provide insight on what tribes should consider regarding the indirect cost rate and contract support costs in the future. 


Topics covered:

  • An overview of indirect cost rates, including effective dates and what is and is not allowed in your proposal.
  • Language in the Uniform Guidance that designates up to 50 percent of salaries and wages for the tribal council will be allowable as indirect costs.
  • The option to extend the current negotiated rate for up to four years.
  • The availability of the 10 percent de minimis rate for tribal governments and organizations that have never negotiated a rate.
  • An update on litigation from the Department of the Interior and Indian Health Service, as well as tribal considerations in the indirect cost rate moving forward.

Date: January 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Click here to register.

Co-presented by Jennifer Parisien, Director of Resource Development, NAFOA and REDW LLC
For more information, contact Jennifer Parisien, or (202) 558-8040. 

The OMB Uniform Guidance: Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability

Topics Covered:

  • How sound internal control is an integral part of every aspect of management (responsibilities of tribal leadership, internal auditors, and external auditors).
  • How to properly design, maintain, and evaluate your tribe's policies and procedures.
  • How fraud can be identified and how identified fraud should be managed.
  • Most importantly, the webinar will demonstrate why good internal control is essential for accountability and mission accomplishment throughout the tribe.

Date: February 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Click here to register.

Co-Presented by NAFOA and Finley & Cook, PLLC

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