Join Us for our "Contractor Activities & Costs Allowable, Unallowable, Expressly Unallowable and Directly Associated"
Training Webinar on
December 17, 2015


This popular webinar has been updated to reflect the outcome of ASBCA Nos 57576, 57679 and 58290; decisions which provide an interpretation of expressly unallowable costs in application to certain FAR Part 31 Cost Principles dealing with employee, purchase labor, board of directors, or consultant activities. As we’ve previously presented and discussed, there are similar, but not identical definitions of unallowable activities and the costs associated with those activities. The dissimilarities were the basis for ASBCA interpretations which more narrowly define expressly unallowable cost (more narrowly than is commonly interpreted by DCAA and DCMA). This one hour webinar will discuss a number of activities which are unallowable or potentially unallowable including associated or related costs which are in some cases expressly stated (unallowable) while in other cases, potentially unallowable as a directly associated unallowable costs.. 


Learning objectives

At the completion of this one hour webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and obtain the ASBCA decision related to expressly unallowable labor and related costs
  • Identify the FAR clauses which specifically define unallowable activities including public relations, lobbying, organizational costs, union activities, and legal costs
  • Identify the FAR clause which defines directly associated unallowable costs
  • Access and obtain the DCAA audit policy which interprets directly associated unallowable costs

Program Content

During the webinar, your faculty will share their government contract compliance and accounting knowledge, experience and perspectives in distinguishing allowable versus unallowable contractor activity and the potential application of directly associated costs including fringe benefits and other allocated costs. We will identify the FAR clauses which explicitly reference other unallowable costs in association with an unallowable activity and also discuss some misinterpretations of this principle. NEW to this webinar will be a discussion of the fine line between expressly unallowable and unallowable costs as interpreted by the ASBCA decision published in June 2015

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