Post-Award Grant Administration
Grants Management OverviewGrants Management Compliance is an oversight and assurance activity designed to add value and improve the institution’s grant management process. The process is designed to help the institution monitor, review and improve the effectiveness of grants management.
The University Compliance Office performs routine compliance reviews to measure whether grant awards are being administered in accordance with established policies, procedures, laws and regulations. In monitoring grant agreements, the Compliance Assistance Office shall maintain objectivity and integrity, be free of conflicts of interest, and shall not knowingly misrepresent facts, or subordinate its judgment to others.
As the size and complexity of grant awards at the institution increases, so do the day-to-day responsibilities of management. The University Compliance Office was established to support management with the effective discharge of responsibilities by providing objective analyses, observations, recommendations, and information concerning the activities reviewed.
The University Compliance Office strives to promote the most economical and efficient use of resources in the area of grant management. The office also works to insure the institution’s compliance with Federal and state laws and regulations and institutional policies and procedures, to deter and detect misappropriations and abuse, and to promote the reliability and integrity of institutional relations.
The University Compliance Office reports to the Chief Planning, Budget, and Policy Officer and is responsible for reviewing and appraising various policies, procedures and operations for grants and recommending corrective action when necessary. The office has no authority or responsibility to the grants it reviews. The University Compliance Officer works independently so that its work can be carried out freely and objectively, with impartial and unbiased judgment. The University Compliance Officer has unrestricted access to grant award information and supporting documents in the performance of a review.