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Sponsored Project Fiscal Responsibilities

The individuals and organizations on this page have particular responsibilities for direct and indirect (F&A) costs incurred under sponsored projects.

Principal investigator/ department
Develops proposals for sponsored project funding; directs the research; assures that costs, both proposed and incurred, comply with sponsor requirements
Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA)
Handles cost issues and inquiries relating to proposal development and pre-award activities; negotiates project terms and conditions
Financial Analysis Office (FAO)
Monitors cost issues relating to campus recharge activities; develops and negotiates facilities and administrative (F&A) cost rates
Office of Post Award Financial Services (OPAFS)
Addresses cost issues related to project accounting, financial reporting, effort certification, cash management, and other post-award activities
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance officer
As the director of OPAFS, has operational authority and responsibility to ensure that the University maintains a reasonable level of compliance with CAS requirements
Audit & Management Advisory Services (AMAS)
Advises on cost issues related to external audit, risk assessment, and other management advisory aspects; tests compliance with University, state, and federal regulations by conducting a recurring program of audit to evaluate business processes, cost activities, and the adequacy of internal controls
Controller
Establishes costing policy and serves as primary contact with the government on CAS issues; manages overall compliance issues and implementation practices for direct and F&A costs