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March 8, 2017


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ORA - Cert Program

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM ORA#11: Contracting and the FAR

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and Sponsored Programs Accounting and Compliance (SPAC) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration. For more information on the Certificate Program, go to

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 11 - Contracting and the FAR - covers the following topics:

  • What is the FAR?
  • When is the FAR Used(comparing OMB circulars and the FAR)?

Previous versions of the course material can be found at

For a list of other ORA Certificate Program Classes and links to the events for registration, go to: .

University Human Resources

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM PRD & Staff Relations Trainings - Distance Learning
Attend the PRD for Supervisor's and Non Supervisors and Staff Relations Trainings through Adobe Connect.

The Schedule for the Day:
9:00-10:45am - Performance Review and Development (PRD)
11:00am-12:00pm - Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
1:00-2:30pm - Family Medical Leave
2:45-3:30pm - Managing Time & Attendance
3:45-4:30pm - The Disciplinary Process

To access the live meeting:
Audio Conference Details:

On-Campus Extension: 52900
Participant Code: 906158

Conference Number(s):

Off-Campus: 1-301-405-2900
On-Campus: x52900

To join the meeting:

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9:00 AM - 10:45 AM Supervisor's Essentials: Performance, Review, & Development (PRD) For Supervisors and Non-Supervisors (Supervisor's Essentials 3)
*Non-Supervisor's are encouraged to Attend*

University staff are required to attend the PRD class.  It focuses on UMD's performance and development process including the tools used and tips and resources for engaging in the process. Participants will also review the PRD cycle which includes expectation setting, midway feedback and final review meetings as well as the self-assessment tool. 

Parking: Detailed information can be found at
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Supervisor's Essentials: Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
Writing a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) for your Supervisees
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Supervisor's Essentials: Family & Medical Leave (FMLA) Training
*Non-supervisor's are encouraged to attend*

Understanding Family Medical Leave (FMLA) - the request, approval, and administrative process.

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Supervisor's Essentials: Managing Time & Attendance
Managing Tardiness & Absenteeism
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Supervisor's Essentials: The Disciplinary Process
The Discipline Process, Including Suspensions

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