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Road to recovery
Demystifying reporting requirements
Running a 'transparent and accountable' operation when you don't have all the rules.

Demystifying reporting requirements
To show Americans how $787 billion of their hard-earned tax dollars is being invested, the Obama administration is aggressively gathering and publishing spending updates from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 recipients. To find out how much each federal agency has paid out since the legislation was signed in February, go to http://www.recovery.gov/?q=content/investments-agency.

You'll find detailed instructions for reporting how your department is investing its stimulus funds through the Office of Management and Budget's M-09-21: Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Although it's not up and running yet, recipients will be able to download their reports at www.federalreporting.gov.

Congress is working to provide more monies for the administrative burden associated by the Act's reporting requirements. The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a bill, and now the Senate is working on U.S. Senate Bill 1064.

Chicago used mPlanner, a software program developed by global engineering firm MWH, to develop a 29-step Climate Action Plan.

Northglenn, Colo., is using The Five Star Institute's Vector 5 performance-management software to ensure project goals align with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 reporting requirements.