OMB Salary Memo

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued memo (M-20-17) on March 17, 2020 to federal agencies that provided 90-day temporary flexibilities (through June 16, 2020) to federal grants impacted by COVID-19. Most federal agencies issued policies to provide these flexibilities to their grantees. These flexibilities included allowing institutions to charge salary and benefits to federal grants consistent with the recipient institution’s policy for salary continuation.