Joint Federal Programs Claims Procedures OSDE Panel Joint

Joint Federal Programs Claims Procedures OSDE Panel Joint

Joint Federal Programs Claims Procedures OSDE Panel Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Purpose Technical Assistance General Claims Information Claims Deadlines GMS Reimbursement Request DUNS/SAMS Coding

Supporting Documentation Links Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Purpose To provide Districts with comprehensive claims procedures to assist them in preparing claims for submission to OSDE These procedures are considered best practices and if followed, will reduce the likelihood of errors and increase the efficiency in which claims are paid. District choosing not follow these procedures may run the risk of claims being significantly delayed or denied.

Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Purpose The procedures have been reviewed by the following: Office of Federal Programs Office of Special Education Office of 21st Century Community Learning Centers Office of School Support Community of Practitioners Committee Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures

Technical Assistance OSDE federal program offices will provide Claims training annually Additional technical assistance via phone or email Onsite technical assistance upon request Joint Federal Programs Summit in October Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures General Claims Information Expenditures must be reasonable, necessary, and allocable. All expenditures are subject to the program specific requirements of the Federal Funds.

Itemized Invoices are required. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures General Claims Information Claims and supporting documentation are only accepted through the Grants Management System (GMS) on Single Sign-On. Zero dollar claims are not required. Copies of purchase orders are not required unless it used as a contract. Images of checks are strongly discouraged. Joint Federal Program Claims

Procedures General Claims Information Claims submitted begin on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month. Claims must be signed by the local board of education approved authorized official who is legally authorized to bind the local education agency. Date range entered in GMS must match the date range on the uploaded Summary and Detailed Expenditure Reports. Joint Federal Program Claims

Procedures General Claims Information Claims with non-matching date ranges will be returned. At least one claim should be filed by November. Districts that have not filed a claim by November will be contacted . Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Claims Deadlines There will be no revisions made to the Fiscal Year applications after June 30th. Expenditures that are not reflected in the

application after this date will need to be removed from the claim and will not be reimbursed. Final Fiscal Year claims for reimbursement must be uploaded in the Grants Management System on or before August 1st. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Claims Deadlines The Oklahoma Administrative Code does not contemplate or allow for late claim submissions. Payment of late claims submitted after August 1st is subject to the approval of the State Board of Education. Final Fiscal Year closeout procedures must be completed by September 1st.

Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures GMS Reimbursement Request Information in the GMS system should match the information on the Summary Expenditure Report produced by the Districts local cost accounting system. Indirect costs cannot exceed allowable maximum per claim and can only be claimed based on the direct costs for each reporting period. The District is required to attach Summary and Detail Expenditure Reports and supporting documentation. Claims should be reviewed by LEAs for accuracy and allowability before being submitted to OSDE.

Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures DUNS/SAMS The SAM entity record expiration date must be current in order to receive reimbursement. If expired, a copy of the new SAM entity record must be uploaded with next claim submitted for each federal program. It is recommended that Districts renew the DUNS number as close to July 1st as possible, to ensure that it does not expire during the current fiscal year.

Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Coding Function/Object Code must align with the expenditure description. Districts should consult the most current OCAS manual for coding. A current version of this manual can be found on the OSDE Financial Accounting website. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Supportive documents must be in PDF format.

Scanned images must be clear and legible. Supportive documents should be uploaded in the same order as the expenditures appear in the claim. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation The Purchase Order Date (that appears on the Detailed Expenditure Report) must be before the services were rendered. The Warrant Date (that appears on the Detailed Expenditure Report) must be on or after the purchase order date.

Do not name uploads with special characters ([email protected]#$%^&*<>?). GMS does not recognize these characters. The claim will be returned. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Do not use a highlighter on documentation. When scanned, the highlighter may make the document illegible and the claim may be returned.

If the amount being claimed is less than the amount on the actual invoice/receipt or if the amount is being divided between projects, please indicate this on the invoice/receipt. Districts should add the word revised or corrected when attaching a revised upload to their claim. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Expenditure Reports Summary page matches information entered in

GMS: Signature by Local Board Approved Representative Date range Fiscal year Project Code Claim Amount Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Detail page:

Expenditures must match approved program activities Function/object codes 5400, 2330, 2540 & 5500 may not exceed the budgeted amount Expenditures are allowable according to OCAS Manual Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Function/Object codes match description on Summary page and electronic expenditure report. Payments made with district credit cards must have each vendor

name listed (ex. Visa/Holiday Inn) School Laws of Oklahoma, Section 98, subsection E, (70-5-135) and Section 644, subsection B, (62-310.8). See also Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 25-52. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 100 Personnel Services Salaries All personnel must be listed on the School Personnel Records and verified on the GMS Personnel Page, to determine if they are allowed to be paid with federal funds. The Validation process will be performed after the accreditation report is certified.

Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Common Job Codes Job Code Description Supporting Documentation Required 210

Teacher No 207 Remedial Specialist No 211

Teacher-Trainer No Yes (extended day) 322 No Yes (extended day) 352

Family/Community Support Coordinator Social Worker 413 Classroom Aide No (regular day) Yes (extended day)

414 Paraprofessional No (regular day) Yes (extended day) 415 Tutor Yes

Yes (Program Specific) Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Examples of supporting documentation required for compensation outside of the contracted days or hours would be timesheet, time & effort or any other documentation that would validate the expenditure to satisfy the OSDE requirements. Stipends for professional development activities must adhere to local board of education travel policy and require agendas and/or sign-in

sheets, and must list the name of workshop/training. Please check with the program specific area for unallowable job codes. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 200 Personnel Services Benefits No supporting documentation is required Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required

Object Code 300 Contracted Services A copy of each contract or purchase order, if PO is used as contract, must be attached. All invoices for contract services must be attached Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 400 Purchased Property Services All invoices for property services must be attached Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures

Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 500 Other Purchased Services Required: All invoices for purchase of services must be attached. Receipts for Travel Expenditures must be attached. (Luggage, parking, rental car, taxi, zero dollar hotel, etc.) Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 500 Other Purchased Services Required: An agenda, conference program, or a certificate of attendance are

required supporting documentation for any non-OSDE provided professional development. Zero dollar hotel invoices. Travel Actual Cost: If the local board of education policy allows actual cost reimbursement, provide all receipts that were reimbursed. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 500 Other Purchased Services Required: Travel Per Diem: If the local board of education policy allows per diem, provide a copy of the District travel claim, which must

include the name of the participant, name and date of the professional development, amount of per diem paid. Per Diem rate cannot exceed the federal per diem rate set by US General Services Administration. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 500 Other Purchased Services Not Required: Conference badges, airline tickets, hotel keys, instructional

materials, multi-page brochures. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 500 Other Purchased Services Note: Alcohol, gum, candy, snacks, souvenirs, jewelry, or personal expenses will not be accepted. If necessary, airfare, hotel reservations, workshop registration can be paid in advance.

Real-time expenses (such as per-diem, food, luggage fees, taxi, airport fees, etc.) cannot be paid in advance. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 600 Supplies All invoices and receipts for supply items must be attached Instructional materials require invoices detailing items that were purchased (should only list vendor name and not an individuals name for reimbursement)

Title I light snack purchases for parent-involvement activities require an agenda and a sign-in sheet for the activity. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 700 Property Define property: capitalized items with a value over $5,000 per single item. Proper coding to object code 700 will depend on the way the invoice is issued. If there is a break-down per item, and each item is under $5000 (such as 25 computers x $500 each, total $12,500), then object code 600 will be used, regardless of the total amount of the invoice. If the

invoice says for example computers for $12,500, then object code 700 will be used, as the invoice reflects a single item with a value greater than $5000. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 700 Property All invoices considered under property must be attached IDC is not calculated against property. Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures

Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 800 Other Objects All invoices, including registrations and other miscellaneous charges, must be attached Registration for professional development must include the name of the participant and the name and date of the professional development Registration for professional developments should align with professional development that has been approved in the grant application (if not, an amendment should be made). Joint Federal Program Claims Procedures

Supporting Documentation Required Object Code 800 Other Objects Non Taxable Tuition Reimbursement requires a copy of the college transcript, showing the name of the student, the name of course complete, and a passing grade. Subject to the program specific approval based on the requirements of the Federal Funds. (Example: tuition reimbursement is unallowable through 21st Century Funds) If tuition is taxable, it must be process through the district payroll system using object code 100 series. Payments with district credit cards should include vendor name, as well as credit card name on purchase orders (i.e. Visa/Holiday Inn) Joint Federal Program Claims

Procedures Links Federal Guidance: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/uniform-guidance/index.html Education Law Book: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/office-legal-services 21st Century Community Learning Centers Website: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/21cclc Child Nutrition Website: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/child-nutrition-programs Federal Programs Website: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/federal-programs School Support Website: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/school-improvement Special Education Website: http://sde.ok.gov/sde/special-education Financial Accounting (OCAS Manual) Website: https://sde.ok.gov/sde/financial-accounting

Contact Information Deputy Superintendent: Matt Holder 405-522-3713 21st Century: Sonia Johnson 405-522-6225 Child Nutrition: Debbie Hamilton 405-521-3327 Federal Programs: Gloria Bayouth

405-521-2846 School Support: Desarae Witmer 405-522-3263 Special Education: Todd Loftin 405-522-3237 Financial Accounting: Nancy Hughes 405-522-0275

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