Post-Award Grant Management
Post Award ManagementThe University Compliance Office is responsible for the overall post-award management of all externally sponsored project. Several parties are involved in the management of an award: the project director, the Business Office, the OICPA, and others, depending on the type of project. The University Compliance Office will coordinate the activities of these parties to ensure that the project adheres to the funding source’s guidelines (i.e., progress reporting requirements, financial reporting requirements, expenditure restrictions) and that all compliance issues are met.
The University Compliance Office's focus for Grants Management and Contract Services encompasses three areas: training, monitoring, and reporting. To ascertain that the institution complies with applicable rules and laws relating to Grants Management and Contract Services, the Compliance Office provides training designed to heighten employee awareness of applicable rules, laws and policies. It is often easier, less expensive and less time-consuming to prevent problems from arising than to remedy them after they occur.
Upon receiving an award, the University Compliance Officer will meet with the principal investigator/project director to discuss questions about grant and contract award management. In addition, the director will provide a copy of the Principal Investigator/Project Director’s Grant Management Handbook, which contains details about fiscal management issues, including personnel, time and effort reporting, purchases, campus services, travel, matching funds, indirect cost and reporting procedures.