OMB Uniform Guidance



Grants and contracts awarded by the federal government to UC Berkeley are subject to federal government administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements. At one time, there were three Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars that provided this guidance: A-110 (administrative requirements), A-21 (cost principles), and A-133 (audit requirements).

On December 26, 2013, OMB issued new guidelines for federal grants management through one “super” circular entitled, “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.” This “Uniform Guidance” was designed to reduce the administrative burden on recipients of federal funds as well as the risk of waste, fraud, and abuse.

Since that time, UC Berkeley has complied with 2 CFR Part 200—Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

This following information describes the University of California and Berkeley campus implementation of this guidance.

UC and UC Berkeley Implementation

UC Office of the President

In preparation for the implementation of Uniform Guidance on December 26, 2014, the University of California, as well as organizations like the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) and the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), convened working groups of experts across the research administration life cycle to analyze these new rules and develop ways to implement them. UC Berkeley representatives were included in these working groups. The following documents describe the outcome of these deliberations:

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Guidance

Based on the preliminary work conducted by UCOP, Berkeley set up a campus-wide work group to coordinate implementation of the Uniform Guidance. UC Berkeley’s implementation efforts were aligned with the other UC campuses and the systemwide efforts. UC Berkeley’s guidance is posted on this page and other administration websites.

Federal Agency Implementation

Agriculture Department

Commerce Department

Defense Department

Education Department

Energy Department

Environmental Protection Agency

Health and Human Services Department

National Institutes of Health

Homeland Security

Housing and Urban Development Department

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Justice Department

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Archives and Records Administration

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Science Foundation

State Department

Transportation Department

Uniform Guidance Resources

Uniform Guidance

Office of Management and Budget

Other Resources