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Title: Susan Wyatt Sedwick, PhD, CRA


1

Reporting Requirements The American Recovery
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
  • Susan Wyatt Sedwick, PhD, CRA
  • Associate Vice President for Research and
    Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

2
Overview of Reporting Requirements
  • Recipient reporting requirements outlined in
    Section 1512 of the Recovery Act
  • The requirement to report Recovery Act award
    activity on FederalReporting.gov is in addition
    to any other technical and financial reports that
    may be required of the PI by the grant or
    contract.
  • OSP will be the central reporting authority for
    the University for all Recovery Act reports.

3
Reporting Deadlines
  • Required data elements must be reported on all
    awards issued by or before September 30, 2009.
  • If the report is not entered prior to the
    deadline, it cannot be entered until the next
    reporting period
  • Deadlines
  • October 10
  • January 10
  • April 10
  • July 10
  • Correction window

4
Challenges for OSP
  • The System will not be completed and ready for
    use until October 1.
  • Forms are still being updated and each version of
    the form renders the past version inoperable
  • Input cannot be automated so each project will
    require data entry
  • Audit scrutiny is intense
  • Subrecipient reporting
  • Fear of the unknown
  • OMB Guidance Do your best
  • Additional burdens imposed by the State of Texas

5
ARRA Funded Awards at The University of Texas at
Austin as of September 21, 2009
  • College Awards Funded Amount
  • ARCHITECTURE 1 50,000
  • COMMUNICATION 1 216,155
  • EDUCATION 1 76,000
  • ENGINEERING 15 5,006,107
  • EXEC VP PROVOST 1 50,000
  • GEOSCIENCES 4 1,784,852
  • LIBERAL ARTS 5 556,816
  • NATURAL SCIENCES 42 26,007,652.16
  • NURSING 1 211,519
  • PHARMACY 3 98,416
  • VP-RESEARCH 3 9,472,463
  • SUMMARY 77 43,529,980.16
  • NOTE This data is approximate and may not
    reflect officially reported figures.

6
PI Reporting Responsibilities
  • PI is currently responsible only for
  • Submitting in the format provided the following
    by October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1
  • Status of Work Completed
  • Not Started
  • Less than 50 Completed
  • More than 50 Completed
  • Completed
  • Quarterly Activities/Project Description
    Cumulative description of the activities
    accomplished since the inception of the award,
    inclusive of subaward activities.
  • Primary Place of Performance (Main Campus, Pickle
    Research Campus, Marine Science Institute,
    MacDonald Observatory, Brackenridge Field
    Laboratory or other location) including street
    address
  • Upon request, assistance will be sought for other
    data elements (most likely the Award Description)
  • Failure to submit reports in a timely manner will
    result in suspension of the account.

7
Jobs Created/Retained
  • Using OMB Guidance, OSP will calculate the FTEs
    appointed to the award
  • Clearing Accounts will require collaborations
    with the department
  • Treatment of tenured faculty
  • Example Graduate Research Assistant appointed
    .50 FTE for 30 days on a project funded during
    the funded period (45 days) will be reported as
    .33 FTE .5 X 30/45
  • Example Post Doc appointed 1.0 FTE appointed
    for 30 days on a project funded during the funded
    period (45 days) will be reported as .67 FTE
    1.0 X 30/45

8
Buy American Act
  • Section 1605 of ARRA for construction,
    alteration, maintenance or repair of a public
    building or public work
  • Iron, steel and manufactured goods used in the
    project must be produced in the US
  • Waivers or exemptions may be requested through
    OSP

9
Ongoing Communication
  • Research Administrator Network (RAN)
  • ARRA PI email List
  • Research Alert
  • VPR ARRA Website http//www.utexas.edu/research/re
    sources/recovery/index.php

10
  • Questions
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