Media Advisory 07/09/19

GASB Proposes Omnibus Statement Addressing Wide Range of Practice Issues


Norwalk, CT, July 9, 2019—The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has proposed guidance addressing various accounting and financial reporting issues identified during the implementation and application of certain GASB pronouncements.
 
The issues covered by the Exposure Draft, Omnibus 20xx, include:
  • The effective date of Statement No. 87, Leases, to address concerns regarding interim financial reports
  • Reporting of intra-entity transfers of assets between a primary government employer and a component unit pension plan or other postemployment benefit (OPEB) plan
  • The applicability of Statement No. 73, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions and Related Assets That Are Not within the Scope of GASB Statement 68, and Amendments to Certain Provisions of GASB Statements 67 and 68, as amended, and Statement No. 74, Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension Plans, as amended, to reporting assets accumulated for pensions and OPEB
  • The applicability of certain requirements of Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities, to pension and OPEB arrangements, and
  • Measurement of liabilities and assets, if any, related to asset retirement obligations in a government acquisition. 
The Exposure Draft is available on the GASB website, www.gasb.org. The GASB invites stakeholders to review the proposal and provide comments by October 4, 2019.