When: Thursday, November 1st at 2:00 pm -3:00pm Where: This event will be hosted online
Have you noticed that traveling at federal expense can get a lot of media attention? Former HHS Secretary Tom Price certainly did; so did former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Both gentlemen were shown the exit door after dust-ups over their travel expenses emerged. Such incidents led the Office of Management and Budget to issue terse instructions to federal agencies about adherence to Federal Travel Regulations for air travel, lodging, meals and incidental expenses.
So, what’s this got to do with you and your federal grants? Plenty!
It’s a short policy leap from the rules that govern travel by federal officials and those that govern your grant-funded travel. And many grant auditors already believe that travel expense is fertile territory for findings about necessity and reasonableness. In light of these recent high-profile events, oversight of your grant-funded travel has become a “flavor of the month.”
Confusion reigns about how and when travel is allowable under federal grants. It makes sense right now to assess your travel policies against ramped up requirements from OMB.
This webinar will help you sort out where the latest vulnerabilities are in your existing travel policies. In this detailed session, you’ll get answers to questions like:
What role do the Federal Travel Regulations play in grant-funded travel?
What classes of airfare are authorized, and how are exceptions made?
How and when is the Fly America Act applicable?
What are the options for policies covering lodging, meals and incidental expenses?
How should you handle travel premiums like frequent flyer miles?
What practices make sense to fill in big policy gaps on ground travel and ancillary charges?
How you can effectively implement the new federal rules on dependent care while employees are on travel?
What practices are likely to be viewed as “questionable” by those looking over your shoulder?
What types of documentation will auditors be looking for?
Join Bob Lloyd, principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor™, for this timely and authoritative presentation.