Time and Effort Under the Uniform Guidance: Requirements and Flexibilities

Event ID:17628

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DL Only                 $349.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Ted Waters, managing partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Washington, DC
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? CEOs, executive directors, grants managers, financial officers, program directors

Federal grantees have numerous rules to follow when it comes to the strings that attach to their funding streams. Getting these wrong can have serious – and costly – consequences. One of the biggest areas of risk is time and effort reporting. Developing appropriate and comprehensive personnel activity documentation systems is critical to grants management and compliance. This is especially true for entities that have more than one funding stream, although problems arise with single-purpose agencies as well.

In particular, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General has a keen focus on personnel activity reporting under federal grants and regularly reports lack of sufficient time and effort documentation or systems among its audit findings. Understanding the differences between semi-annual certifications, monthly certifications, single cost objectives, and multiple cost objectives represents only the beginning when it comes to complying with time and effort reporting requirements. Get it wrong, and you are likely to end up with significant cost disallowances. Please join Ted Waters as he provides clear and practical explanations of time and effort reporting responsibilities to help improve your compliance with these federal requirements.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • The Uniform Guidance’s requirements for time and effort reporting
  • Legal issues and risks surrounding inaccurate activity reporting
  • Common timesheet problems
  • The elements of good time sheets


Your conference leader for “Time and Effort Under the Uniform Guidance: Requirements and Flexibilities" is Edward "Ted" Waters. Managing partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP since 2003, Edward T. Waters is well recognized for his experience in the areas of federal grants and health care and is a frequent speaker at meetings, conferences and associations across the country on subjects within his areas of expertise. In 2014, he started what is believed to be the first class in federal grants law in the country at George Washington University School of Law and continues teaching today.

He regularly advises clients on grant and subgrant requirements, cost accounts and cost disallowances, audit issues, and federal, administrative and appropriation law. He has significant experience in diverse areas such as: (1) the complex legal requirements pertaining to programs funded under the Public Health Service Act, the Head Start Act and the Social Security Act among others; (2) the regulatory requirements applicable to state and federal procurements including extensive experience with Medicaid managed care and other government-funded health care programs; and (3) corporate governance and oversight.

Mr. Waters has served as lead litigation counsel in numerous actions in state and federal court, as well as before various administrative bodies, including, most frequently, the HHS Departmental Appeals Board. Subjects include appeals of grant terminations and cost disallowances, bid protests and contract claims, review of agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act, and commercial arbitration of contract disputes.

Mr. Waters speaks and regularly writes about the areas in which he practices and has recently conducted trainings for the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Head Start Association, the D.C. Bar, Thompson Publishing, and many other groups and organizations. He is a professorial lecturer in law at the George Washington University School of Law.

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