Compact Implementation Guidance

Cost Principles for Government Affiliates

DCO-2007-2.1

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The Cost Principles for Government Affiliates replaces the Cost Principles for Accountable Entity Operations which remains in effect until June 30, 2019 or as otherwise directed by MCC. The Cost Principles for Accountable Entity Operations is archived here.

Footnotes
  • 1. This requirement can be satisfied by reasonable inference if notices are placed in a manner clearly set aside for the purpose of advertising (e.g. recruitment and procurement notices).
  • 2. Status as a government member for purposes of compensation is at the determination and discretion of MCC. Such remuneration may be allowable if using Recipient Country Government funding and if such payment is subject to appropriate controls and limitations and in compliance with the Accountable Entity Guidelines and applicable Accountable Entity’s bylaws.
  • 3. At the discretion of MCC, the term “similar misconduct” could also extend to gross mismanagement by the Government Affiliate and, per this Policy, such costs be determined to be unallowable.
  • 4. At the discretion of MCC, the term “similar misconduct” could also extend to gross mismanagement by the Government Affiliate and, per this Policy, such costs be determined to be unallowable.
  • 5. Recruitment costs are primarily relevant to Accountable Entity staff, but in exceptional circumstances could be included as part of an Implementing Entity Agreement or Supplemental Agreement and be applicable to Government Affiliates other than the Accountable Entity as well.
  • 6. With MCC approval, procedures may be developed which: 1. provide prior approval of organization wide-training plans versus approving each individual training requests; or 2. delegate authority to approve training requests for which no material cost is associated with program-related training.