To establish responsibility for the coordination of external audits, reviews, inquiries, and investigations of sponsored projects
June 2023Responsible Office
Requests from an outside agency to conduct a financial or programmatic audit, review, inquiry, or investigation (“review”) of a sponsored project must be directed, in writing, to Research Services.
Research Services will notify the Office of Audit and Compliance and the responsible department and/or school business administrator of any pending “review.”
An entrance and exit conference will be a required part of the “review” process.
During the “review,” every effort must be made by the responsible business administrator and Research Services to provide sufficient documentation and/or an adequate explanation to written requests for information, in order to preclude cost disallowances or other deficiency findings.
On visits to any other administrative areas of the University, auditors/Investigators must be accompanied by Research Services personnel at all times.
Cost disallowances cited in an audit/review report which cannot be refuted must be transferred immediately from the sponsored project account to the unrestricted operating account or other appropriate non-sponsored project account of the school or center.
The source of this document is Research Services