Thursday, July 16, 2015 9:45 AM ~ 10:45 AM ET

This webinar is a part of the Youth CareerConnect Grantee Conference.  In it we will outline the elements, requirements, and benefits of administrative and internal controls as sound management practices to mitigate risk of fraud, waste, or abuse as specified in the Uniform Guidance.


The Uniform Guidance calls attention to the need to establish an internal control framework in grant recipients' and subrecipients' systems that will reduce the number of audit findings by moving to the standards for financial and program management. The presentation describes the components of effective internal controls according to the framework articulated by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) or the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, also known as the "Green Book." Common weaknesses in internal controls and limitations are also discussed. Additionally, we will discuss developing and establishing written policies and procedures that promote sound management practices and effective management controls and identify areas of grant operations that would benefit from having written policies and procedures. Finally, we will highlight key characteristics for developing effective policies and procedures and the consequences of ineffective policies and procedures as found through site monitoring visits or audit reports.


Maggie Ewell, Division Chief, Division of Policy Review and Resolution, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Grants Management