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.


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The process of evaluating the country assessment actually begins during the visit. At the end of each day, the team of reviewers, under the guidance of the Team Leader and Project Officer, participates in a de-brief meeting. The goal is to review the information obtained that day, to look at gaps in information and to plan the subsequent visits. Following each ClASS site visit, CDC and the in-country partners have the opportunity to weigh in on the overall assessment process from the initial planning phase, to the site visit, through the final debriefing session. HRSA staff, country partners, local USG staff, country partners and the Reviewers are sent a written survey in which to provide their feedback. The review team also participates in a 360 degree evaluation process to look at the performance of all team members during the assessment process.

Reports are produced summarizing all the feedback to be used for ongoing quality assurance and "lessons learned." All of the documents below are a part of that process.


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