(Recorded Webinar) Time and Effort Reporting for Head Start

Enrollment for this course has been closed. If you are interested in this topic, please see our Head Start page here.

Head Start funds, like all other federal grant funds, come with strings.  One of the highest risk areas deals with how programs track and charge for employee time.  This means developing, implementing, and maintaining a personnel activity reporting system that is compliant and management can be tricky.  Achieving this goal can be challenging for all Head Start grantees, but it can be especially complicated for organizations with multiple funding streams.

Understanding the differences between semi-annual certifications, monthly certifications, single cost objectives, and multiple cost objectives represents only the beginning when it comes to complying with time and effort reporting requirements. Since a salaries and fringe make up a huge portion of most Head Start grantee budget, getting time and effort reporting wrong could result in significant cost disallowances. This webinar will provide clear and practical explanations of time and effort reporting responsibilities to help improve your compliance with these federal requirements.

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Target Audience

Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, Chief Financial Officers and finance and accounting personnel, but all are welcome.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Uniform Guidance’s requirements for time and effort reporting;
  • Identify legal issues and risks surrounding inaccurate activity reporting;
  • Recognize common timesheet problems; and
  • Implement best practices for time and effort reporting.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
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Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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Enrollment for this course has been closed. If you are interested in this topic, please see our Head Start page here.


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