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Effort Reporting

From the ASRSP website: “As a recipient of significant external funding, the University must assure Federal and other sponsors that the assignment of time and associated salary and fringe benefit costs to the projects they sponsor is fair, consistent, and timely. The University fulfills this responsibility through Effort Reporting. Effort Reporting is required for exempt faculty and staff with sponsored funding or commitments.”  The Effort Reporting System (ERS) is used to track effort on sponsored projects.

The following resources are available:

Faculty must certify their own and their employee’s effort reports:

Training on the Effort system navigation and policies/procedures is offered regularly.  There is also an online mini-course, “Introduction to Effort Reporting.”

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