Charging and Documenting Employee Compensation on Federal Grants

Webinar • Thursday, April 20, 2023 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

A significant portion of many federal grant programs and projects involves expenditures for employee compensation. The federal cost principles governing which costs can be charged to federal awards, which ones can’t, and how the costs are to be documented contain detailed discussions on how the range of employee compensation and fringe benefit charges are treated.

It’s hardly surprising that differing allowability interpretations surface when awarding agency officials, recipients, subrecipients and independent auditors weigh in. Further, because the documentation of personnel expenses must meet minimum federal standards, awardees with sloppy controls over mandated effort reporting procedures can be at higher risk for questioned costs.

To help your organization avoid problems, this comprehensive webinar will drill down on all of the cost principles that address charges for:

  • Salaries and wages
    • Related Fair Labor Standards Act requirements
    • Effort reporting standards
  • Compensated absences
  • Performance awards
  • Incentive pay
  • Severance
  • Health and life insurance
  • COBRA continuation coverage
  • Location allowances and danger pay
  • Recruitment and relocation expenses
  • Health and welfare costs
  • Child and dependent care costs

Join us for this practical look at the allowability policies needed to support these key federal award claims.


  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators
  • Grant project directors
  • Human resource directors
  • Executives
  • Legal counsels
  • Finance directors and staff
  • Internal auditors
  • External auditors

Hand-out Materials:

Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

Allowable Charges

The costs of webinars sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor™ are allowable charges to your federal grants and subgrants. The cost principles issued by OMB under its uniform guidance (and applicable to all types of awardees) state, “The cost of training and education for employee development is allowable” (2 CFR 200.472).

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