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Financial and Programmatic Assurance

Financial and Programmatic Assurance involves the evaluation and monitoring of financial data to ensure adherence to OMB Circular A-21 and other applicable regulations. The specific responsibilities are to:

  • Monitor and evaluate the internal control process.
  • Write and present training programs to aid in the interpretation and implementation of internal and external policies and regulations.
  • Perform after-the-fact monitoring of sponsored project expenditures and report findings.
  • Make recommendations to improve policy and procedures.

The Drexel University Office of Research conducts periodic financial and programmatic reviews to ensure compliance with sponsor agreements, applicable governmental regulations such as OMB Circular A-21 and A-110, and University policies and procedures to determine whether the system of internal controls governing sponsored projects is functioning properly; to identify areas for training; and to identify and remove unallowable expenses.

In addition, the Drexel University Office of Research may, at their discretion, make requests for and review documentation pertaining to sponsored project expenses in high risk areas including but not limited to:

  • Salaries and wages
  • Travel
  • Equipment
  • Computers and software
  • Office Supplies

If, after consulting the materials provided on this webpage, you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Office of Research – Financial Compliance.