Sponsored Programs Accounting and Compliance
The Sponsored Programs Accounting and Compliance Office (SPAC) is the designated post-award administration office for the University of Maryland College Park. SPAC facilitates cost analysis, reporting, billing and collection of funds for all federal, state and private sponsored agreements. SPAC handles sponsored related audits and offers guidance to the research community on financial compliance matters relating to sponsored agreements on behalf of the University.
The office works closely with the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and other campus units coordinating financial and compliance information from proposal submission through closeout of the award. SPAC provides oversight of the administration and management of sponsored award activity to ensure compliance with current or revised University and governmental regulations and procedures and provides ongoing training on post-award subjects.