Preventing Fraud in Federal Education Programs

July 12, 2022

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST


Course Description:

The Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 mandated a federal audit of every state’s vocational education program. For many states, colleges and districts, that may have been the last thorough examination of the internal controls for CTE eligible recipients and eligible state agencies. Due to the fact that Subpart F of the Uniform Guidance only requires single audits to cover “major programs”,

expenditures and controls for costs under Perkins CTE, AEFLA, and WIOA often are not audited. And because these smaller programs are often not audited, administrators may be emboldened to undertake greater risks. Accordingly, the Inspector General at ED now reports an increased focus on fraud, including financial conflicts of interest, falsified documentation, missing property, persistent internal control issues, irregularities in contract awards, unverifiable vendors, low quality products and services, and unreasonable

costs. In this session, Steven Spillan and Michael Brustein will discuss steps and strategies that colleges, districts, non-profits, and state agencies should consider to reduce the risk of non-compliance relating to the expenditure of CTE, AEFLA and WIOA funds. In addition, we will discuss the responsibilities of “pass-through” entities to implement robust monitoring protocols, particularly

where there is no single audit review of these programs.

*COSTS

$245.00 for Live Virtual Training

$245.00 for Online Recording (available via internet, no CPE credits awarded)

$350.00 for both Live Virtual Training and Online Recording

**Any unpaid prior invoices for webinars, forums, or other conferences must be paid in full to register

GROUP REGISTRATIONS

10+ Attendees qualify for a 10% group discount. For assistance with group discounts, email us at webinars@bruman.com.

CANCELLATION POLICY & REFUNDS

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to webinars@bruman.com at least 48 hours prior to any virtual training to receive a full refund.

PAYMENT

Payment can also be made with a check or purchase order. Payment and registration are separate processes. You must also register for the specific webinar you wish to attend.

Who Will Benefit?

This virtual training is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:

  • Grant and program administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • State, district and school personnel
  • Program monitors
  • Auditors

What Will You Learn?

Attendees will learn:

  • An understanding of the federal requirements in the UGG which govern both pass-through agencies and their subrecipients to ensure compliance and implement the internal controls necessary to eliminate fraud, waste and abuse.

CPE Information

LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING CREDITS:

1.5 CPE Credits awarded upon completion of the virtual training (as verified through attendee participation checks throughout the webinar) and post-conference survey.*

WHERE:

Home (or home office), office, conference room, etc. per internet connection

DURATION:

75 minutes of presentation then time for questions (no longer than 90 minutes total)

RECOMMENDED FIELD OF STUDY:

Specialized Knowledge – Technical

PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE LEVEL:

Overview

ADVANCED PREPARATION:

None

DELIVERY METHOD:

Group-Internet Based, Group Live

The CPE credit(s) may be accepted as continuing legal education credits or other applicable credits in your state; however, attendees are responsible for their own credit approval and for meeting any state requirements. Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC makes no guarantee or assurance that the CPE credits received will apply to any other program or state requirements.

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.