In May 2012, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M‐12‐12, Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations. The memorandum outlined a series of new policies and practices regarding conferences and directed agencies to report conference expenses for the previous fiscal year on their public websites beginning January 31, 2013. This report provides a summary of expenses incurred by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for conferences held from April – September 2012.
In April 2012, USAID launched a centralized, web‐based conference approval and tracking system, the eConference Tracking and Approval System (eCTAS). The system captures requests for conference approvals from Washington offices and missions worldwide, and facilitates senior management review and approval of conference expenditures. This report covers events held since its implementation.
Last updated: February 01, 2013