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Report on Conferences Sponsored by CMS

In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum on Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations (OMB M-12-12), dated May 11, 2012, CMS is required to publicly report on all agency-sponsored conferences where the total expenses are in excess of $100,000[1].

OMB M-12-12 also established a $500,000 threshold on conference spending and allowed the agency head to waive this threshold based on exceptional circumstances.

This report includes:

A description of all CMS-sponsored conferences by fiscal year where the net expenses associated with the conference were in excess of $100,000, along with:

  • the total conference expenses incurred by the agency for the conference;
  • the location of the conference;
  • the date of the conference;
  • a brief explanation on how the conference advanced the mission of the agency; and
  • the total number of individuals whose travel expenses or other conference expenses were paid by the agency.

 


[1] The total costs and attendance levels are best estimates based on readily identifiable and known costs for contractor support, venue and audio-visual related expenses, registration fees, travel, and other miscellaneous costs.

 

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