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FY 2018 Region 3 Oversight Workshops

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Date: 10/31/2017
Number: 2017-14

FTA conducts oversight workshops across the country for grantees each year to help broaden their understanding of the federal rules and regulations as well as how to comply with FTA program requirements. Continuing this commitment, FTA will host three Triennial Review Workshops, one Procurement System Review Workshop and one Financial Management Oversight Workshop in Region 3 at the following locations:

Philadelphia, PA at the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

  • Triennial Review Workshop, November 28-29, 2017
  • Procurement System Review Workshop, November 30-December 1, 2017
  • Financial Management Oversight Workshop, January 18-19, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

  • Triennial Review Workshop, January 11-12, 2018

Richmond, VA at the Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown

  • Triennial Review Workshop, January 16-17, 2018

Triennial Review (TR) Workshops

This year, the Comprehensive Review, through either a Triennial Review or State Management Review (SMR), will assess a recipient’s management practices and program implementation to ensure that the programs are administered in accordance with FTA requirements and are meeting program objectives. In addition to helping evaluate recipients, the review process gives FTA an opportunity to provide technical assistance on FTA requirements.

Procurement System Review (PSR) Workshop

The PSR workshop being held in Philadelphia directly following the TR workshop is designed to encourage and facilitate improved grantee procurement operations as well as guide grantees through the PSR process. They foster the use of industry best practices and inform the grantee about the Federal procurement requirements, specifically the requirements of FTA Circular 4220.1F and other applicable statutory and administrative requirements.

Financial Management Oversight (FMO) Workshop

The FMO workshops are conducted in order to assist grantees in enhancing and refining their financial management systems to meet the standards established by 2 CFR Part 200 and Part 1201 “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,” and other FTA and Federal regulatory requirements. Participants will be provided with exercises and case studies patterned after actual FMO reviews. Attendees will include Regional Office staff members, FTA FMO contractors, and public transit agency staff.

Registration

Register for any of these workshops via FTA’s FY 2018 FTA Oversight Workshop Registration (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Richmond) page.

The workshops will be conducted by FTA’s review contractors and will be attended by members of FTA Region 3 staff. The workshops are designed to assist recipients in preparing for their reviews by reviewing all statutory and program requirements as well as provide training materials, procedural guides and other supporting materials.  

Hotel Reservations

Rooms are limited so please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Philadelphia Workshops at the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

Triennial Review and Procurement System Review Workshops:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, PA at a rate of $179 (plus all applicable taxes) for November 27–December 1, 2017. Please call (215) 496-3200 to make your reservation and mention "FTA Oversight Workshops – Region 3 Philadelphia" to ensure you receive the group rate. Attendees will be responsible for making their own reservations. This rate will be available until November 13, 2017.

Financial Management Oversight Workshop:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown at a rate of $179 (plus all applicable taxes) for travel dates, January 17 - 19, 2018. Please call, (800) 321-2211 or (888) 887-8130 to make your reservation. When making your reservation, please mention the group name, “Region 3 FTA Oversight Workshops”, to ensure you receive the rate mentioned above.  Attendees will be responsible for making their own reservations and supplying their credit cards to guarantee the reservation. This rate will be available until December 27, 2017.

Pittsburgh Workshop at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, PA at a rate of $129 (plus all applicable taxes) for January 10 - 12, 2018. Please call (412) 338-2200 to make your reservation and mention "FTA Triennial Review Workshops" to ensure you receive the group rate. Attendees will be responsible for making their own reservations. This rate will be available until December 11, 2017.

Richmond Workshop at the Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta Hotels Richmond Downtown in Richmond, VA at a rate of $139 (plus all applicable taxes) for January 15 - 18, 2018. Please call (804) 788-0900 to make your reservation. When making your reservation and mention the "FTA Triennial Review Workshop" to ensure you receive the group rate. Attendees will be responsible for making their own reservations. This rate will be available until January 4, 2018.

We hope you will take advantage of this informative training opportunity and look forward to seeing you at one of the workshops. If you have any questions, please contact your FTA Region 3 Program Manager.

Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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