Assessment Preparation Documents

Dear ClASS Consultants and Interested Parties:

These updated and revised Administrative and Financial Modules (and accompanying Guidance documents) are based on recent revisions to U.S. government regulations. The 2 CFR 200 OMB Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) was implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as 45 CFR Part 75. The goal was to streamline guidance for Federal awards to ease administrative burden, strengthen oversight of Federal funds to reduce risks of waste, fraud and abuse, and increase efficiency and effectiveness of Federal awards.

For all trained ClASS Administrative and Finance consultants, we encourage you to review both the new Guidance and Modules in preparation for any future involvement in ClASS assessment activities.

Assessment Guide

Last updated: Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:33

This guide is provided to each Reviewer prior to their participation in any assessment but is designed to be useful for all ClASS stakeholders. It is a comprehensive document explaining the overall ClASS framework, what goes into preparation and planning related to a visit; what happens during the visit and the post-assessment process including report preparation and evaluations.

Advance Documents List

Last updated: Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:23

ClASS visits are most productive when the review team is provided requested documents in a timely manner such that they have adequate time to review them in advance of the assessment.  The lists here include documents that are generally requested by technical area, but the assessment team should use them as guides and may or may not request all of them, or may request additional documents for review.  Documents are ideally requested from the  in-country partner 30-45 days in advance of the assessment. In addition to "advance" documents, the lists also suggest documents that the review team may want to review on site. Requested items include documents such as: organizational charts, governance structures, mission statements, strategic and transition plans, budgets, staffing plans and leadership profiles, national treatment guidelines and clinical protocols and recent financial audits. 

Conference Call Agendas

Last updated: Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:19

Above is a sample agenda to be utilized for orientation conference calls involving HRSA, logistics coordinators, the consultant team and in-country partners. 

What to Expect at Your Site

Last updated: Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:45

Above is a brief sample summary of what to expect at your site during a ClASS assessment.  It outlines location(s), dates, purpose, process, assessment team members and how assessment results will be used.