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Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-13288
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces one meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-12967
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following three proposals for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq).
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-11930
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces one meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Compliance Assistance Resources and Points of Contact Available to Small Businesses
Document Number: E6-10964
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3520), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is publishing a ``list of the compliance assistance resources available to small businesses'' and a list of the points of contacts in agencies ``to act as a liaison between the agency and small business concerns'' with respect to the collection of information and the control of paperwork. This information is posted on the following Web site: http:// www.business.gov/sbpra.
Revised 2006 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities
Document Number: E6-10962
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act), this notice provides a list of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities.
Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2005 Agency Inventories Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act
Document Number: 06-6108
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-11
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, Public Law 105-270, requires agencies to develop inventories each year of activities performed by their employees that are not inherently governmentali.e., inventories of commercial activities. The FAIR Act further requires OMB to review the inventories in consultation with the agencies and publish a notice of public availability in the Federal Register after the consultation process is completed. In accordance with the FAIR Act, OMB is publishing this notice to announce the availability of inventories from the agencies listed below. These inventories identify both commercial activities and activities that are inherently governmental. Interested parties who disagree with an agency's initial judgment may challenge the inclusion or the omission of an activity on the list of activities that are not inherently governmental within 30 working days and, if not satisfied with this review, may appeal to a higher level within the agency. This is the second release of inventories for FY 2005. A notice of the first release of FY 2005 inventories was published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2006. See 71 FR 13188-13190. As indicated in OMB's March 2006 notice, the FY 2005 inventory prepared by the Department of Labor (DOL) was released in connection with the first notice of public availability. However, following the initial release of its inventory, DOL made a determination to reclassify certain activities. DOL is making the revisions to its inventory available pursuant to this notice. Since these reclassifications were not made in response to a challenge or appeal, they are considered to be an initial judgment of the agency. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has made available a FAIR Act User's Guide through its Internet site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/procurement/fair-index.html. This User's Guide will help interested parties review FY 2005 FAIR Act inventories.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-10710
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-5762
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces one meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-5407
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Cancellation of an Upcoming Meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-5022
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget is issuing this notice to cancel the May 31, 2006 public meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-4809
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites the general public and Federal agencies to comment on the renewal without change of three (3) standard forms: The SF-270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement; SF-271, Outlay and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs; and SF-LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities.
North American Industry Classification SystemRevision for 2007
Document Number: Z6-7414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Standard Occupational Classification-Revision for 2010
Document Number: E6-7415
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under 44 U.S.C. 3504(e), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announces the review of the 2000 SOC for possible revision in 2010 and solicits public comment on: (1) The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Classification Principles, (2) corrections to the 2000 SOC Manual, (3) the intention to retain the current SOC Major Group structure, (4) changes to the existing detailed occupations, and (5) new detailed ccupations to be added to the 2010 SOC. Details about these topics may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. As indicated in the 2000 SOC Manual, OMB established a Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee (SOCPC) to maintain the current SOC to ensure that it remains applicable to the world of work. The SOCPC welcomes comments related to any aspect of occupational classification, the 2000 SOC, or the revision process. The review and revision of the SOC for 2010 is intended to be completed by the end of 2008.
North American Industry Classification System-Revision for 2007
Document Number: E6-7414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-16
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
Under 44 U.S.C. 3504(e), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is announcing its final decisions for adoption of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) revisions for 2007 as recommended by the Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) in OMB's notice for solicitation of comments published in Part IV of the March 11, 2005, Federal Register (70 FR 12390-12399). In addition, responding to comments received on the ECPC recommendations, OMB is adopting a classification change for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) that was not part of the ECPC's recommendations. After additional consultation with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the agencies participating in the ECPC, and other interested agencies, NAICS 525390, Real Estate Investment Trusts, will be deleted from the classification and portions will be reclassified as follows: (1) Equity REITs will be classified in the Real Estate Subsector in NAICS Industry Group 5311, Lessors of Real Estate, under individual national industries based on the content of the portfolio of real estate operated by a particular REIT; and (2) Mortgage REITs will remain classified in the Finance Sector but will be moved from NAICS 525930 to NAICS 525990, Other Financial Vehicles. More details of this decision are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. In addition to this change, the title of NAICS industry 561422, ``Telemarketing Bureaus'', is changed to ``Telemarketing Bureaus and Other Contact Centers'' to more accurately reflect the content of the industry. There is no content change; the title is simply revised to reflect the actual activities undertaken and the various technologies used. In the March 11, 2005, notice, OMB's Economic Classification Policy Committee recommended a revision of the industry classification system to modify the structure and detail for telecommunications industries based on changes that have occurred and are anticipated to occur in the future. The ECPC also recommended the creation of a new national industry for biotechnology research and development to reflect the growing importance of this activity in the economy. Additional changes were recommended to more adequately align the activities of producers in agriculture; manufacturing; and professional, technical, and scientific services.
Determination of Executive Compensation Benchmark Amount
Document Number: E6-6629
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-03
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is hereby publishing the attached memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies concerning the determination of the maximum benchmark compensation amount that will be allowable under government contracts during contractors FY 2006$546,689. This determination is required under Section 39 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Act (41 U.S.C. 435), as amended. The benchmark compensation amount applies equally to both defense and civilian procurement agencies.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-4070
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces five meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement
Document Number: E6-6330
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the availability of the 2006 Circular A- 133 Compliance Supplement. The notice also offered interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2006 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement. The 2006 Supplement adds three additional programs and one existing program added to existing cluster, deleted two programs, updates for program changes, and makes technical corrections. A list of changes to the 2006 Supplement can be found at Appendix V. Due to its length, the 2006 Supplement is not included in this Notice. See ADDRESSES for information about how to obtain a copy. This Notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2006 Supplement.
2005 and 2006 List of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities
Document Number: E6-6329
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As required by the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act), this notice provides a list of Designated Federal Entities and Federal Entities.
Draft 2006 Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations
Document Number: E6-5524
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB requests comments on 2006 Draft Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation. The full Draft Report is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/regpol-reports congress.html, and is divided into three chapters. Chapter I presents estimates of the costs and benefits of Federal regulation and paperwork, with an emphasis on the major regulations issued between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2005. Chapter II provides an update on OMB's ongoing historical examination of the trends in Federal regulatory activity. Chapter III discusses international developments in regulatory policy.
Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2005 Agency Inventories Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act
Document Number: 06-2427
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, Public Law 105-270, requires agencies to develop inventories each year of activities performed by their employees that are not inherently governmentali.e., inventories of commercial activities. The FAIR Act further requires OMB to review the inventories in consultation with the agencies and publish a notice of public availability in the Federal Register after the consultation process is completed. In accordance with the FAIR Act, OMB is publishing this notice to announce the availability of inventories from the agencies listed below. These inventories identify both commercial activities and activities that are inherently governmental. This is the first release of the FAIR Act inventories for FY 2005. Interested parties who disagree with the agency's initial judgment may challenge the inclusion or the omission of an activity on the list of activities that are not inherently governmental within 30 working days and, if not satisfied with this review, may appeal to a higher level within the agency. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has made available a FAIR Act User's Guide through its Internet site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/procurement/fair-index.html. This User's Guide will help interested parties review FY 2005 FAIR Act inventories.
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-2385
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: E6-1720
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Cost Accounting Standards Board; Accounting for Insurance Costs
Document Number: E6-975
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, invites public comments on the staff discussion paper (SDP) regarding CAS 416, ``Accounting for Insurance Costs.'' In particular, this staff discussion paper addresses the use of the term ``catastrophic losses'' in CAS 416-50(b)(1).
Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs
Document Number: E6-963
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget revised Circular A-94 in 1992. The revised Circular specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the budget of the United States Government were changed. These discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular. The updated discount rates are shown below. The discount rates in Appendix C are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. They do not apply to regulatory analysis.
Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin
Document Number: E6-345
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-17
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by the Federal Government to the public, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has referred to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), for their expert review, new guidance to enhance the quality and objectivity of risk assessments produced by the Federal Government. OMB will also be accepting public comment on this document until June 15, 2006.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-258
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget is issuing this notice to advise the public that the January 19, 2006 public meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) of 2003 has been cancelled and replaced with a January 31, 2006 public meeting.
Cost Accounting Standards Board; T&M Contracts for Commercial Items
Document Number: E5-8237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board is proposing to revise the CAS by providing an exemption for time-and-materials (T&M) and labor-hour (LH) contracts for the acquisition of commercial items.
Proposed Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices
Document Number: 06-32
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is extending the comment period regarding its draft Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices from December 2, 2005, to January 9, 2006. This Bulletin is intended to increase the quality and transparency of agency guidance practices and the guidance documents produced through them.
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Cancellation of an Upcoming Meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-24605
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget is issuing this notice to cancel the January 5, 2006, public meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Proposed Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices
Document Number: 05-24417
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is extending the comment period regarding its draft Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices from December 23, 2005, to January 9, 2006. This Bulletin is intended to increase the quality and transparency of agency guidance practices and the guidance documents produced through them.
Cost Accounting Standards Board (CAS) Changes to Acquisition Thresholds
Document Number: 05-23647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board is proposing to adjust the CAS application and full coverage thresholds for inflation in accordance with section 807 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108-375).
Proposed Bulletin for Good Guidance Practices
Document Number: E5-6704
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing policies and procedures for agencies to develop, issue, and use guidance documents. This Bulletin is intended to increase the quality and transparency of agency guidance practices and the guidance documents produced through them.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-22238
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces four meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Cost-Based and Interagency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Document Number: 05-21933
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-03
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, Executive Office of the President
This document provides cost-based and interagency billing rates for medical care or services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): (a) In error or on tentative eligibility; (b) In a medical emergency; (c) To pensioners of allied nations; (d) For research purposes in circumstances under which VA medical care appropriation is to be reimbursed by VA research appropriation; and (e) To beneficiaries of the Department of Defense or other Federal agencies, when the care or service provided is not covered by an applicable sharing agreement. The rates contained in this notice do not apply to sharing agreements between VA and Department of Defense unless otherwise stated. In addition, until such time as charges for outpatient dental care and prescription drugs are implemented under the provisions of 38 CFR 17.101, the applicable cost-based billing rates provided in this notice will be used for collection or recovery by VA for outpatient dental care and prescription drugs provided under circumstances covered by that section. This notice is issued jointly by the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Executive Office of the President; Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-20598
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Cost Accounting Standards Board; CAS Exemption for Contracts Executed and Performed Entirely Outside the United States, Its Territories, and Possessions
Document Number: 05-17949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, invites public comments on the staff discussion paper regarding a provision that provides an exemption from CAS for contracts that are executed and performed entirely outside the United States, its territories, and possessions.
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-17841
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-08
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-122)
Document Number: 05-16650
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is relocating Circular A-122, ``Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations,'' to Title 2 in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), subtitle A, chapter II, part 230. This relocation is part of our broader initiative to create 2 CFR as a single location where the public can find both OMB guidance for grants and agreements and the associated Federal agency implementing regulations. The broader initiative provides a good foundation for streamlining and simplifying the policy framework for grants and agreements, one objective of OMB and Federal agency efforts to implement the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-107).
Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments (OMB Circular A-87)
Document Number: 05-16649
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is relocating Circular A-87, ``Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments,'' to Title 2 in the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR), Subtitle A, Chapter II, part 225 as part of an initiative to provide the public with a central location for Federal government policies on grants and other financial assistance and nonprocurement agreements. Consolidating the OMB guidance and co-locating the agency regulations provides a good foundation for streamlining and simplifying the policy framework for grants and agreements as part of the efforts to implement the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-107).
Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21)
Document Number: 05-16648
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is relocating OMB Circular A-21, ``Cost Principles for Educational Institutions,'' to Title 2 in the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR), subtitle A, chapter II, part 220. This relocation is part of our broader initiative to create 2 CFR as a single location where the public can find both OMB guidance for grants and agreements and the associated Federal agency implementing regulations. The broader initiative provides a good foundation for streamlining and simplifying the policy framework for grants and agreements, one objective of OMB and Federal agency efforts to implement the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-107). Furthermore, this document makes changes to 2 CFR part 215, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-110). The changes will add to part 215 new references to 2 CFR parts 220, 225, and 230 for the cost principles in OMB Circulars A- 21, A-87, and A-122, respectively; will update part 215 to include a citation for the Social Security Administration's grant regulation; and will correct part 215 to add the amendatory language of A-110 published on October 8, 1999, and to correct a typographic error.
Guidance for Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)
Document Number: 05-16647
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is updating its guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension to conform to the common rule that 33 Federal agencies published on November 26, 2003. The agencies issued that common rule after resolving public comments received in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. In updating the guidance, the OMB is making two improvements to streamline the policy framework in this area. First, we are issuing the guidance in a format that is suitable for Federal agency adoption. Agency adoption of the guidance will reduce the volume of Federal regulations on nonprocurement debarment and suspension, making it easier for the affected public to use, and easier and less expensive for the Federal Government to maintain. Second, we are publishing the guidance in the recently established Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR). Locating it in 2 CFR will make it easier to find. Also, the OMB guidance will be co- located in the same title of the CFR as Federal agencies' implementing regulations that adopt the guidance. That is, consistent with the framework put in place when OMB established Title 2, each Federal agency will issue its implementing regulation in its chapter in Subtitle B of 2 CFR. This notice also makes minor changes to the previously issued 2 CFR part 215, to conform that part with the guidance published today.
Grants Policy Streamlining Overview on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension and Cost Principles Guidance
Document Number: 05-16646
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This document and the four Federal Register documents following it in this issue of the Federal Register are related to a broad initiative that established Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as the single location where the public can find both OMB guidance for grants and agreements and the associated Federal agency implementing regulations. The Federal Register document that established Title 2 CFR (see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section) describes this broad initiative. The initiative provides a good foundation for streamlining and simplifying the policy framework for grants and agreements, which is one objective of OMB and the Federal agencies in implementing the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-107). The Federal Register documents following this one publish four additional parts in subtitle A, 2 CFR. These four parts contain guidance to Federal agencies that presently is in three separate OMB circulars and one other OMB policy document. The four documents following this one are discussed further in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. This first document provides an overview for the sequence of the five Federal Register documents published by OMB in this issue of the Federal Register. It also makes changes to 2 CFR part 1, the part in 2 CFR that provides general information about the title. The changes conform part 1 with the four parts of OMB guidance added by the documents following this one.
Executive Office of the President; Performance of Commercial Activities
Document Number: 05-15155
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
OMB is updating the annual federal pay raise assumptions and inflation cost factors used for computing the government's personnel and non-pay costs in public-private competitions conducted pursuant to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76. These annual pay raise assumptions and inflation factors are based on the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2006. OMB is also providing notice of an update to ``COMPARE,'' the costing software agencies use when conducting public-private competitions.
Cost Accounting Standards Board; Accounting for the Costs of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) Sponsored by Government Contractors
Document Number: 05-13951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB), Office of Federal Procurement Policy, invites public comments on proposed amendments to the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) 412, ``Cost accounting standard for composition and measurement of pension cost,'' and CAS 415, ``Accounting for the cost of deferred compensation.'' These proposed amendments address issues concerning the recognition of the costs of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) under Government cost-based contracts and subcontracts. These proposed amendments provide criteria for measuring the costs of ESOPs and their assignment to cost accounting periods. The allocation of a contractor's assigned ESOP costs to contracts and subcontracts is addressed in other Standards. The proposed amendments also specify that accounting for the costs of ESOPs will be covered by the provisions of CAS 415, ``Accounting for the cost of deferred compensation'' and not by any other Standard.
Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement
Document Number: 05-14090
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice announces the availability of the Compliance Supplement (Supplement) for 2005. The Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and OMB Circular A-133 provide for the Office of Management and Budget to issue a compliance supplement to assist auditors in performing the required audits under Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. Annually, OMB works with the Federal agencies to update the program objectives, procedures and key compliance requirements which the Federal Government expects to be considered in single audits of federal programs. For 2005, the updates include new or significantly changed programs in Parts 4, those parts of the Supplement that relate to the Part 4 changes and updated appendices. The 2005 Supplement updates amend the 2004 Supplement and should be used in conjunction with the 2004 Supplement to perform audits for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2004. In summary, the 2005 Supplement updates include the following: Updated Table of Contents. Updated Parts 1 and 2. Six new programs. A re-write of 10 programs with significant changes. Two deleted programs. Updated appendices III, IV and V. A listing of minor changes for 28 programs (Appendix V). A complete list of changes from the 2004 Supplement can be found at Appendix V of the 2005 Supplement. Due to its length, the 2005 Supplement updates are not included in this notice but are available on the OMB Web site at (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a133- compliance/05/05toc.html) or in hard copy from the Government Printing Office (see ADDRESSES for information about how to obtain a copy). This notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2005 Supplement updates.
Request for Information Relating to Research Awards
Document Number: 05-14015
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Executive Office of the President, Management and Budget Office, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Many areas of today's research require multi-disciplinary teams in which the intellectual leadership of the project is shared among two or more individuals. To facilitate this team approach through recognition of the contributions of the team leadership members, OSTP issued a memorandum to all Federal research agencies on January 4, 2005, requiring them to formally allow more than one PI on individual research awards. The Federal agencies are now seeking input from the research communityscientists, research administrators, and organizations that represent components of the scientific research communityon how best to implement this policy. The current Request for Information (RFI) poses a series of questions around core elements that may comprise each agency's implementation plan. These elements include: (1) Statement of what constitutes a PI; (2) designation of contact PI; (3) application instructions for listing more than one PI; (4) PIs at different institutions; (5) access to award and review information, and (6) access to public data systems.
Proposed Revisions to OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 1, Standards for Statistical Surveys, and OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 2, Publication of Statistics
Document Number: 05-13837
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information collected and disseminated by the Federal Government, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on the recommendations that it has received from the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Subcommittee on Standards for Statistical Surveys to update and revise OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 1, Standards for Statistical Surveys, and OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 2, Publication of Statistics. The guidance, which applies to all Federal agencies subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, is intended to ensure that the results of statistical surveys sponsored by the Federal Government are as reliable and useful as possible. The FCSM Subcommittee's recommendations, which are available in their entirety on the OMB Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/statpolicy.html, are the result of a two-year comprehensive review of the current standards.
Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel
Document Number: 05-13561
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Executive Office of the President
The Office of Management and Budget announces two meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ``Panel'') established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003.
Capitalization of Tangible Assets; Correction
Document Number: 05-12857
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Management and Budget Office, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Procurement Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This document contains technical corrections to the Illustrations in CAS 9904.404, ``Capitalization of Tangible Assets.'' An amendment to this Standard was published on February 13, 1996 (61 FR 5520). However, while the contractor's minimum cost criteria for capitalization was increased from $1,500 to $5,000 in the body of the Standard, this change was not reflected in the Illustrations part of the Standard. This technical correction brings the figures in the relevant Illustrations into line with the $5,000 minimum cost criteria for capitalization currently incorporated in the body of the Standard.