USAID Awards Compliance: What HR Needs to Know



USAID Awards Compliance: What HR Needs to Know

June 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Washington , DC , United States


Shannon M. Meehan

Language: English

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This one-day workshop is designed to help individuals and organizations understand the regulations that govern their NGO’s US government funding (grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements). Our expert trainers will demystify the rules, debunk common misinformation, and highlight the federal regulations that affect recruitment, employment, advancement, and dismissal, all from a human resources perspective. Taught in a highly participatory style, this workshop will give you the most current knowledge you need to effectively comply with your funders’ requirements.

Who Should Attend

  • Human resource staff
  • Recruiters
  • Project/Program staff who need to understand HR compliance

What You Will Learn

This workshop explores the requirements for hiring, retaining, and dismissing personnel in organizations that receive USAID awards. You will learn how to:

  • Manage recruitment including: costs, moving expenses, hiring and replacement of “key personnel”
  • Plan and implement allowable compensation, employee allowances, training, education, and travel expenses
  • Navigate the differences between assistance and acquisition regulations
  • Set and apply policies for documentation of employees’ time and level of effort​
CPE Credits

Participants at the workshop will earn 7.8 CPE credits and receive a certificate of attendance. The course level is Basic. The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Specialized Knowledge.

Humentum is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

9:00          Introduction and Logistics
9:30          The World of Federal Funding
Distinctions among types of Federal Awards
Who are the players?
10:00          The Project Life-Cycle – HR Compliance Issues
                     Pre-award Phase: Recruitment, Salary and Benefits Package, Budget
10:30          BREAK
10:45          The Project Life-Cycle (continues)
                     Award Phase: Hiring, Onboarding, Prior Approvals
                     Implementation Phase: Time Reporting, Staff Turnover, New Positions, Travel
12:30           LUNCH
1:30             The Project Life-Cycle (continues)
                     Close-Out Phase: Severance, Termination
3:00            BREAK
3:15             Review exercise
4:15             A Word about Audits
4:30           Final Q&A
5:00           Wrap-up and Evaluation

1120 20th St NW 
Suite 520S (Building 1)
Washington DC 20036

The nearest Metro stops to the workshop are Farragut North on the Red Line and Farragut West on the Blue/Orange/Silver Lines. Find a map of the DC metro system here.

Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel/lodging arrangements. We have found that usually offers comparable or even lower rates than we are able to negotiate. We recommend attendees look for hotels in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Check out some suggestions for convenient hotels.