Each sponsored program award includes terms and conditions that MSU must comply with throughout the life of the award, in addition to university specific policies. Many MSU units assist PI’s and department administrators with this responsibility, including CGA who helps monitor RC account activity. Several policies and procedures and references to helpful information are listed below to ensure that expenses on restricted RC accounts comply with all applicable requirements. Specific compliance questions can be sent to CGA’s Audit and Compliance Group.
MSU’s interpretation of federal/state requirements. Assists faculty and staff in determining allowability of costs under federal and state sponsored programs.
Documentation MSU uses to validate the percent of salaries charged or cost shared to projects funded from the Federal Government, the State of Michigan, or other agencies, as applicable.
Guidance and polices related to transferring expenses that were incorrectly placed on one account to the correct account.
Guidance and polices related to the transfer of salary expenses.
The FAQs are based on the most common questions the CGA Audit and Compliance Group receives from campus to assist in more efficient expense processing.
Assists departments with the transferring or disposal of equipment purchased with Federal, State, or non-federal funds.
Assists departments in determining what expenses are allowable as cost share and how to document these expenses.
Policies and tools related to whether travel charged to federally funded sponsored program accounts complies with the Fly America Act.
Guidance to departments when allocating Affordable Care Act (ACA) Fees to restricted sponsored program accounts.
To assist in determining the correct Facilities & Administrative Cost Rates on Sponsored Research.
Information related to subawards issued on sponsored program accounts including roles and responsibilities, subaward execution, subrecipient monitoring, subaward payments, and subrecipient government owned property.