Updated Management Review Guidelines
From: Russ Martin
Sent: April 28, 2017
Subject: Updated Management Review Guidelines
In case you missed it, NHTSA’s Management Review Guidelines were updated September 20, 2016. NHTSA has made several minor edits and technical updates to change appropriate references to the Uniform Guidance. In addition, the following changes were made:
The definition of “high risk grantee” was deleted and replaced with reference to the relevant Uniform Guidance procedures at 2 CFR Part 200.207.
The amount of time for the State to respond to the draft MR report was reduced from 45 to 30 days.
The amount of time before NHTSA can proceed to the draft Final MR report if a State does not respond was reduced from 45 to 30 days.
The amount of time for the State to respond to the draft Final MR report was reduced from 20 to 15 days.
The amount of time that NHTSA has to officially transmit the Final MR report to the State after receiving their response was reduced from 10 to 5 days.
On the positive side, NHTSA now affirmatively states that Recommended Actions are good practices, not compliance issues, so the State is not obligated to adopt the proposed remedy. However the State is still required to concisely state the rationale for doing so in writing and is encouraged to indicate the remedy which will be adopted in its place.
We have posted the updated Guidelines to the GHSA website here: https://my.ghsa.org/tools (member login required).
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Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
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