Governments & Higher Education

Tools to meet compliance requirements, detect improper payments, and manage risk.

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Designed for federal, state and local governments, and higher education institutions.

As a GRC professional, you’re constantly challenged to do more with less. Whether you’re assuring regulatory compliance, managing your organization's evolving risk landscape or protecting against fraud, waste and abuse, we can help. Drawing on decades of experience working with hundreds of governments and educational institutions, ACL is positioned to help you achieve your GRC goals. The toolkits below include an integrated library of standards and regulations and resources to help make your job easier.

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A toolkit is a curated set of tools aimed at addressing one area of risk or compliance.

For example, a toolkit might include a set of data analytics, a risk control framework, and a best practices program.

Improper Payments Toolkit

Tools to detect and manage improper payments, including fraud, waste, and abuse, in your programs.

  • The Do Not Pay Improper Payments Analysis Apps includes pre-built scripts, sample data, and an implementation guide for data analytics specialized in detecting Do Not Pay improper payments.
  • The Medicare/Medicaid Improper Payments Analysis Apps includes pre-built scripts, sample data, and an implementation guide for data analytics specialized in detecting Medicare/Medicaid improper payments.
  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to low-income individuals and families. SNAP fraud occurs when benefits are exchanged for cash, when ineligible persons fraudulently obtain benefits, or when retailers participate in trafficking or lie to participate in the program. In a review done in 2017, the USDA Office of the Inspector General found retail discrepancies totaling more than $84 million in 2016. As the U.S. spends more than $70 billion in SNAP benefits annually, any form of SNAP fraud creates drain on resources which prevent people who are in need from receiving assistance. ACL can help you detect fraud with our analytic scripts.
  • Unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to those in need, but much like the other entitlements programs run by the US government, unfortunately a huge controls gap exists which leads to large losses for the public sector. In the case of UI, we are talking about $5.4 billion in overpayments for the fiscal year of 2014 alone!! It is estimated that $1.5 billion of this was due to fraud schemes where criminals abused the loopholes within the broad and vast UI system. ACL is here to help! To get you running we've got some great analytic scripts to audit various controls throughout the UI process.

Yellow Book (GAGAS) Toolkit

Tools and templates for managing compliance with Yellow Book standards.

  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    The professional standards presented in this 2011 revision of Government Auditing Standards provide a framework for performing high-quality audit work with competence, integrity, objectivity, and independence to provide accountability and to help improve government operations and services. These standards provide the foundation for government auditors to lead by example in the areas of independence, transparency, accountability, and quality through the audit process. U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO): Government Auditing Standards, 2011 Revision. 
  • The GAGAS Agreed Upon Procedures (GAO 2011) standard is available in ACL's compliance library for organizations seeking to demonstrate coverage over SSAE16/18 SOC 2. Organizations can tie their internal controls, provide rationalization, and report any compliance audit issues related to this standard.
  • The GAGAS Financial Audit (GAO 2011) standard is available in ACL's compliance library for organizations seeking to demonstrate coverage over SSAE16/18 SOC 2. Organizations can tie their internal controls, provide rationalization, and report any compliance audit issues related to this standard.
  • The GAGAS Performance Audit (GAO 2011) standard is available in ACL's compliance library for organizations seeking to demonstrate coverage over SSAE16/18 SOC 2. Organizations can tie their internal controls, provide rationalization, and report any compliance audit issues related to this standard.

Grants Management Toolkit

ACL's curated set of tools will help your agency to maintain compliance on oversight on federal grants requirements.

  • Last updated February 8, 2018

    This AGA Risk Assessment Monitoring Tool is the result of an intergovernmental partnership established by AGA in cooperation with the US Office of Management and Budget. It is intended to provide states with a method for assessing subrecipient risk and to be applicable across federal granting authorities, as well as across monitoring authorities. AGA Partnership for Intergovernmental Management and Accountability (February 2009). The Financial and Administrative Monitoring Tool is available on AGA’s website at https://www.agacgfm.org/Resources.aspx. This content is provided courtesy of AGA.
  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    OMB Circular A-133 Subpart F is a comprehensive U.S. federal government guide that identifies important compliance requirements the Federal Government expects to be considered as part of an audit of States, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations that administer Federal financial assistance programs.

    Part 4 provides compliance requirements specific to each Federal program. This section contains compliance requirements specific to CFDA 20.600: State and Community Highway Safety.

    U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.
     
  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    OMB Circular A-133 Subpart F is a comprehensive U.S. federal government guide that identifies important compliance requirements the Federal Government expects to be considered as part of an audit of States, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations that administer Federal financial assistance programs.

    Part 4 provides compliance requirements specific to each Federal program. This section contains compliance requirements specific to CFDA 84.377: School Improvement Grants (Section 1003(g) of the ESEA).

    U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.
     
  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    OMB Circular A-133 Subpart F is a comprehensive U.S. federal government guide that identifies important compliance requirements the Federal Government expects to be considered as part of an audit of States, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations that administer Federal financial assistance programs.

    Part 4 provides compliance requirements specific to each Federal program. This section contains compliance requirements specific to CFDA 93.558: Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF).

    U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.
  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    OMB Circular A-133 Subpart F is a comprehensive U.S. federal government guide that identifies important compliance requirements the Federal Government expects to be considered as part of an audit of States, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations that administer Federal financial assistance programs.

    Part 4 provides compliance requirements specific to each Federal program. This section contains compliance requirements specific to CFDA 14.195: Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program.

    U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.
     
  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    OMB Circular A-133 Subpart F is a comprehensive U.S. federal government guide that identifies important compliance requirements. It defines the audit requirements for an organization-wide audit or examination of an entity that expends $750,000 or more of Federal assistance.

    Part 3.1 applies to grants received before December 26 2014.

    U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.

  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    OMB Circular A-133 Subpart F is a comprehensive U.S. federal government guide that identifies important compliance requirements the Federal Government expects to be considered as part of an audit of States, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations that administer Federal financial assistance programs.

    Part 3.2 applies to new federal awards and incremental funding actions with changed terms and conditions based on the uniform guidance in 2 CFR Part 200 (As adopted or implemented by the federal agencies) made on or after December 26, 2014.

    U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.
  • Last updated November 29, 2017

    OMB Circular A-133 Subpart F is a comprehensive U.S. federal government guide that identifies important compliance requirements the Federal Government expects to be considered as part of an audit of States, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations that administer Federal financial assistance programs.

    Part 4 provides compliance requirements specific to each Federal program. This section contains compliance requirements specific to CFDA 10.558: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

    U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.
     

OMB A-123 Toolkit

Setting the standards for an effective internal control system for government agencies is key. Keep your agency up-to-date on OMB-A123 requirements.

  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    Green Book, also known as Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, is a framework that sets the internal control standards for federal entities, and provides the schema for designing, implementing, and operating an effective internal control system.

    U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO): Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (a.k.a. "Green Book"). As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.

Government IT Compliance Toolkit

Cybersecurity, privacy, ITGC, vendor oversight... sigh. Get a handle on your framework, controls, and policies through our ready-built tools for IT standards and frameworks.

  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    The Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM 2009) presents a methodology for performing information system control audits of federal and other governmental entities in accordance with professional standards. The focus of FISCAM Chapter 4  is Evaluating and Testing Business Process Application Controls.

    U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO): Federal Information System Controls Audit Manaual (FISCAM), February 2009. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.
  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    The Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM 2009) presents a methodology for performing information system control audits of federal and other governmental entities in accordance with professional standards. The focus of FISCAM Chapter 3 is Evaluating and Testing General Controls.

    U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO): Federal Information System Controls Audit Manaual (FISCAM), February 2009. As a work of the U.S. government, this product is not subject to copyright protection.

Higher Education Compliance Toolkit

Tools for managing the regulatory requirements for higher education institutions.

  • Last updated July 18, 2018

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

    FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

    U.S. Department of Education (ED). U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR).

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