Suggestions on how the benefits of the Performance Measures could be enhanced and the burdens of reporting could be reduced.
Comment from June 10 Data Act Summit breakout session on Recipient Reporting: As a Federal Award recipient, I want transactional data reporting to be a more efficient method than a weekly form. There’s a need to minimize weekly re-entry of the same information that was submitted previously. Also the government already has a lot of this information, so the recipient should only be required to report what the government ...more »
Comment from June 10 Data Act Summit breakout session on Recipient Reporting:
As a Federal Award recipient , I would like the ability to submit a single financial report to single place that would be used each agency for its own purposes.
There is much redundancy in the current reporting. Suggest the following: 1) one annual Progress Report 2) Performance Measure surveys ONLY to be done ONCE in the 3 year grant period 3) when submitting renewal grants if the workplans are not changes have a box to simply check that off. 4) same for budgets 5) Accessability and Site Safety checks only to be done ONCE in the 3 year grant period and reflected in the MOU. ...more »
Section 5 of the DATA Act of 2014 requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to establish a pilot program to test whether standardizing the data elements used in recipient reporting can reduce the burden that grantees and contractors experience in reporting on the federal funds that they receive and spend. In this fiscal year, federal agencies have awarded $540 billion in grants and $297 billion in contracts. ...more »
The FAR requires semi-annual submission of Individual Subcontract Reports (ISRs) for all federal agencies, as well as Summary Subcontract Reports (SSRs) for DoD and NASA, and annual submission of SSRs for civilian agencies. In addition to the submissions required during performance of a covered contract, ISRs are required to be submitted within 30 days of contract completion. Amending the FAR, at a minimum, and the ...more »