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FY20 Comprehensive Review Contractor’s Manual

The FY20 Comprehensive Review Contractor’s Manual conveys FTA’s expectations of our Oversight Contractors for assessing compliance of FTA recipients.

Each question in the contractor’s manual includes:

  • Basic Requirement: The minimum requirement to which all applicable recipients are expected to comply – directly tied to a law, regulation, circular, master agreement, or other binding guidance.
  • Applicability: Broad identification of the recipients to which the requirement applies. 
  • Explanation for Reviewer: An expanded explanation of the basic requirement. 
  • Indicators of Compliance: The questions FTA reviewers will answer to determine a recipient’s compliance with the basic requirement.
  • Instructions for Reviewer: Specific instructions to FTA’s reviewers about what and how to evaluate for compliance with each indicator. 
  • Potential Deficiency Determinations: Condition(s) under which a recipient could be deficient along with suggested corrective action.
  • Governing Directives: Specific citations from law, regulation, circular, master agreement or other binding agreements that form the basis of the requirement for which a deficiency may be found.

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Triennial Review Enhanced Review Modules Guide

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