The OGC is tasked with monitoring all grants awarded to LCSC, and all documentation must be copied to the OGC. This includes award notifications, grant agreements, progress and final reports, and award extensions.
Compliance Training, Mediation, and Consulting
Progress and Final Reports Editing/Review
When LCSC is the recipient of a grant sub-award, the participating LCSC P.I. is responsible for meeting all terms outline by the primary recipient for the duration of the grant’s life cycle. This means the P.I. will need to be aware of the reporting requirements based on the type of funding (i.e. state, federal, or stimulus), as well as any other reporting requirements the primary recipient may request. To facilitate those requirements, the P.I. is responsible for establishing and maintaining a relationship with the primary recipient’s administrative contact, being aware of the reporting timeline and due dates, and ensuring that any IRB requirements have been addressed.
The OGC will go over reporting requirements with a P.I. and help coordinate reporting efforts with the Controller’s Office and Budget Office. Because the OGC, in conjunction with the Controller's Office and the Budget Office, helps the institution monitor grant sub-awards to ensure work scope and reporting requirements are addressed, the P.I. needs to submit reports to the OGC for review before final submission to the primary recipient.
LCSC and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) require employees of federally sponsored programs to certify their level of program effort. The OGC offers training and support on Time & Effort. More information can be found on the Compliance page, and in the FAQs ("What is effort reporting?").
All documents concerning grants must be copied to the OGC upon receipt. This includes grant agreements, award notifications (physical letters and emails), notices of non-funding (rejection letters), amendments, etc. It is not enough to route documents to the just Controller’s Office, the OGC must be included in all document routing, per LCSC grant policy.
It is the P.I.’s responsibility to ensure documents are properly routed.
Only the LCSC authorizing officials, Tony Fernandez or Chet Herbst, can sign an agreement or contract on behalf of LCSC, and require all grant documents to pass through the OGC prior to applying a signature.
The award letter and funding arrangement (check, contact information, etc.) needs to be sent to Teresa Cole in the Controller’s Office. A New Account Request Form will need to be completed. Once the account has been created, a Budget Setup Form will need to be completed and sent to Trudy Alva in the Budget Office.
Throughout the life of a grant all progress reports, award amendments (change of scope, change of award amount, etc.) and/or project extensions must be copied to the OGC. P.I.s will need to submit at least one Progress Report and a Final Report to the OGC. These reports are in addition to any progress and final reports that need to be submitted to a funding agency, and are for internal use only.