GEAR UP Team Members attend Brusetin and Manasevit, PLLC’s Fall Forum 2018: Data Matters!
WILBURTON, OK (Dec. 7, 2018) – Three members of Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP team recently attended the Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC’s Fall Forum 2018: Data Matters! 11 Ways Data Intersects with Performance/Compliance. The Forum was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representing Eastern’s GEAR UP were Office Manager Helen Scott, Assistant Project Director Dara Self, and Project Director Linda Morgan.
The Forum began with pre-sessions, Let Us Introduce You to Our Friend EDGAR!, a basic review of the grants administrative requirements under the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and EDGAR 201: Strengthening Your Relationship with EDGAR, an advanced level review of the grants administrative requirements under EDGAR.
Additional workshops on the first day included: Data Quality—Data Quality Campaign; Required Data—Post-Election Updates and Agenda for the Lame Duck Congress; Data to Improve Performance—The New Orleans Story: Pre-Katrina to Clean OIG Audit; Data and Privacy—The DATA Act, FERPA, and Analyze Your Data—Other Data Requirements; and How to Conduct a Control Self-Assessment.
The second day found team members attending workshops: Data to Improve Compliance—Why LCTCS Requires a Grants Test and It Importance; Direct v Indirect Cost Data—Using Data for Cost Allocation; Grants Management—Federal Grants Management Test; ESSA Compliance—Supplement Not Supplant. . . What?; Capturing Data Correctly in Time and Effort; and Top Five Errors in Policies and Procedures.
The final day workshops included: Utilizing Data—Panel on Utilizing Data to Assess Risk and Implement Best Practices; Combining Data—Blending and Braiding: How to Consolidate and Coordinate; and Data and Safety—Using Data and Funds for School Safety.
“This was a very intense forum,” said Morgan. “We knew it would provide a lot of valuable information, but the level of expertise provided by presenters was unbelievable. They truly made learning about data, regulations, federal grants management, internal controls, and writing compliant policies and procedures interesting and memorable. Their level of knowledge is immeasurable.”
In 2017, Eastern received a seven–year, $17 million GEAR UP grant and is currently serving over 3,000 students in 30 partner schools in nine counties.
GEAR UP team members attending the Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC’s Fall Forum 2018 were Office Manager Helen Scott, Assistant Project Director Dara Self and Project Director Linda Morgan.