Comment on Proposed Policies
Remote Work Policy
Comments can be made until 09-06-2022
This overarching policy that communicates that remote work is allowable when appropriate, the guiding principles that should be applied when considering remote work, and narrative that provides direction with flexibility. Once the policy has gone through the appropriate review, a website will be built out with tools, examples, and support for both employees and supervisors. This includes guidance related to performance expectations, work time, equipment, security, safety, etc. Those items are not necessary in the policy, as the policy does not supersede any policies or laws related to employment and is simply describing a change in work location.
Identification and Treatment of Unallowable Costs on Sponsored Awards
Comments can be made until 08-16-2022
The National Science Foundation recently completed a desk review of NIU’s grants management functions. In this review, they noted that lack of documented guidance for handling unallowable costs on grants may lead to the inconsistent accounting treatment of project related costs and could potentially result in unallowable costs being charged to NSF awards. The NSF Office of Inspector General has directed NIU to promptly develop such a policy and implement by December 2022.