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On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its final guidance on Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This Uniform Guidance (UG) combined eight circulars into one and those regulations are presented in three categories:

  • Reforms to Administrative Requirements (combining A-102, A-110, and A-89);
  • Reforms to Cost Principles (combining A-21, A-122 and A-87); and,
  • Reforms to Audit Requirements (combining A-133 and A-50).


UG went into effect on December 26, 2014 for new federal awards and funding increments on existing awards made on or after December 26, 2014. For Fred Hutch, the effective date for Subpart F – Audit Requirements was July 1, 2015 and the effective date for implementation of the Procurement Standards in 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326 was July 1, 2018.

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