Policies and Procedures

Federal and private sponsors have specific policies and regulations governing the conduct of sponsored projects which they fund. In addition, Sacramento State and University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) have internal policies designed to standardize the conduct of business at the University and to ensure compliance with Chancellor’s Office executive orders.

Memos to Campus

Federal Grant Policies

The Office of Management and Budget has issued 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance or UG), which goes into effect December 26th, 2014. This guidance will replace existing circulars and standardize federal requirements for grants and agreements. Below find a Quick Reference Guide and overview of how federal regulations will be applied:

Uniform Guidance Quick Reference Guide

Awards Subject to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200):

  1. All federal awards awarded on or after December 26, 2014.
  2. All subawards issued from a prime federal award dated on or after December 26, 2014
  3. Awards issued prior to December 26, 2014 with new funding added on or after December 26, 2014, in accordance with federal agency award modification.

Awards Subject to OMB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133:

  1. Awards issued prior to December 26, 2014, unless awarding Federal agency notifies recipients that the new guidance is effective on awards issued prior to December 26, 2014 (see #3 above).


  1. The Uniform Guidance audit section (2 CFR 200, Subpart F) will not go into effect until the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.
  2. Grantees are not required to follow the Procurement Standards Sections (2 CFR 200.318-326) until the end of the first full fiscal year following the implementation date of December 26, 2014, which means the effective date for compliance with 2 CFR 200.318-326 for the CSU will be July 1, 2016.

University Related Guidelines and Policies

University Enterprises, Inc. Related Guidelines and Policies