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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Grants Management Office

Pamela Farley
Extramural Agreements Assistant
Pamela.Farley@ars.usda.gov
Phone: 301-504-7133

Donna Geiman
Support Services Assistant
Donna.Geiman@ars.usda.gov
Phone: 301-504-8122

The primary function of the Grants Management Office is to serve as an additional resource to Laboratory staff regarding agreement issues and concerns. Office support includes:
  • Help in determining agreement type, budget needs, timing, and ARIS/AIMS needed paperwork.

  • Research and answer a variety of agreement questions (examples: regulations, budgets, agreement terms, reports due, etc.).

  • Answer or research ARIS/AIMS questions regarding agreements.

  • Review new and existing ARIS agreement entries prior to BARC Director's approval.

  • Assist in completing proposal forms and /or award forms.

  • Prepare or review invoices for trust agreements.

  • Provide Laboratories with agreement log spreadsheets (1-2 times a year). Agreement log spreadsheets provide a breakdown of all ARIS information on each active or newly expired incoming and outgoing agreement within the Laboratory by scientist name.

  • Prepare ARIS/AIMS entries for agreements if Laboratory is without administrative help.

  • Train new Laboratory administrative staff on complete agreement processes.

  • Gather data to assist in finalizing closeout of all agreement types.

Last Modified: 9/26/2013