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Governmental Affairs

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For real-time updates, please visit Connect ACUA. All updates will be prefaced with GAC. Information previously housed on this webpage prior to December 2014 can be found here.


07/01/2017: OMB has updated the Uniform Guidance FAQ document.


05/30/2017: The University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) published a white paper article to help colleges and universities comply with the Violence Against Women’s Act and amendments to the Clery Act. The URMIA White Paper can be accessed at their website.


05/17/2017: A one year grace period has been extended for implementation of the procurement standards in 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326 (Uniform Guidance). See the federal register notice for more information.


05/02/2017: The Department of Education did not place an annual audit requirement for Student Financial Assistance programs in the FY 2017 Compliance Supplement as had been indicated previously, but may still plan to do so in the FY 2018 Compliance Supplement. Institutions should contact their School Participation Division if their auditor has determined their Student Financial Assistance Program Cluster is low risk, as was the case for FY 2016 as well. See the NACUBO article for more information.


04/28/2017: The Department of Education has delayed requirements for “Securing Student Information” related to the Safeguards Rule of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) in the Student Financial Aid Cluster until the FY 2018 Compliance Supplement as well. See the NACUBO notice for more information.


04/20/2017: The Department of Education has increased the fine for a Clery Act violation. For “inflationary” reasons, the Department has increased the fine from the initial statutory $25,000 to $54,789 for penalties assessed in the future. This is per substantive violation.


07/29/2016: The U.S. Department of Labor issued its final rule updating the overtime regulations on May 18, 2016. New regulations take effective on December 1, 2016. Click here for more information.

Purpose of Governmental Affairs
(component of the Partnerships Committee)

• Monitor changes and trends in federal regulations that affect higher education
• Maintain liasons with relevant groups

• Respond to promulgating bodies as appropriate
• Keep the ACUA membership informed about proposed and final changes in federal regulations and emerging issues in various highly regulated areas of higher education
• Serve as liaison to the Council on Governmental Regulations (COGR) and represent ACUA as a member of their Costing Policies Committee

Governmental Affairs Volunteers


Marion L. Candrea, CIA, CFE
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559
(848) 932-3326



Erin A. Egan, CPA
Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ  08901-8559

(848) 932-3324



Partnerships Committtee Chair:

Douglas D. Horr

Associate Vice Chancellor for Internal Audit

Vanderbilt University



Member Volunteers:


Amanda Dotson Texas A&M University System
Jason Farber University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Charlie Hrncir Texas A&M University System
Patrick McNamara Rutgers University
Donald Temple

State University of New York

Kayla Guilford Lackawanna College