Uniform Guidance, the Green Book and COSO

August 24, 2016
Patricia Hawk, Oregon State University
Rosemary Madnick, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Course Description
The Uniform Guidance went into effect December 26, 2014.  With its issuance, the Federal Government has greatly emphasized internal controls in many aspects of grants administration.  The Federal Government’s “Green Book” went into effect in Government Fiscal Year 2016.   This webinar will highlight some of the areas of the Uniform Guidance and the Green Book that would be of most interest to internal and external college and university auditors.

Learning Objectives
• Recognize how internal controls are part of the Uniform Guidance.
• Evaluate the Federal Government’s Green Book and be able to apply the principles when auditing Uniform Guidance components.
• Compare the COSO Framework and the Green Book and understand how they are complementary.

Presenter Biographies
Patricia Hawk has been involved in research administration for more than 30 years. As the Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Research and Award Administration at Oregon State University (OSU), Pat directs the pre- and post-award functions at OSU and serves as the primary signatory authority.  Her previous responsibilities at OSU have included preparing OSU’s Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rate proposal and reviewing/revising OSU’s Disclosure Statement (DS-2) and service as the Director of Sponsored Programs (OSU’s former pre-award office).  Pat also served as the Assistant Director of the Sponsored Projects Administration at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU).  She has also had experience with the University of Oregon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the University of Virginia. Pat has been an active member in NCURA during her research administration career.  She has served on numerous national program committees, and has been a presenter at numerous regional and national level conferences since becoming a member of NCURA 30+ years ago.  In addition, she has served a faculty member on three national level NCURA travelling workshops and also a faculty member for the Global Traveling Workshops.   Pat has chaired two National-level committees for NCURA, and most recently served as NCURA’s Vice-President, President and Immediate Past President from 2012 through 2014.

Rosemary Madnick, MBA is Executive Director for the Office of Grants and Contracts Administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  In her current position, she is responsible for both pre- and post-award administration of approximately $127 million in annual sponsored project awards.  Her experience with grants and contracts management at various institutions has provided her with more than 24 years of knowledge in research administration.

As a senior research administrator, she provided consultation and guidance on all aspects of sponsored program administration including development of research policies and procedures, resolution of grant and contract issues internally and externally. She has represented her institutions on site visits and with funding agencies. In addition, she is also involved in strategic implementation of new organizational structures to support grants and contracts operations and implementation of activities requiring facilitation and change management activities. She is a member of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP). 

Past positions included Assistant Vice President, Office of Research Administration at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute where she managed the pre and post awards sponsored projects including clinical trials; Director of Grants, Contracts and Compliance at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science; and Department Administrator for University of California, San Diego. 

The Uniform Guidance presentation    

The Uniform Guidance Q & A