Fiscal Year 2014 Effort Certification

The effort certification process for fiscal year 2014 will commence today, August 4th.


Those who must certify will receive an email notification with a link to access their certificate. This is the 3rd year we will certify with the Electronic Certification System (ECS). THANK YOU for your help in the successful completion of effort certifications for fiscal year 2013!


Individuals that receive a certificate will be required to certify their effort for the entire 2014 fiscal year. We will return to quarterly certificates in fiscal year 2015.


More than 400 individuals will need to certify their time and it will take a team approachto ensure that we meet this important compliance requirement. The recurring theme from PIs, deans, department chairs, researchers and administrative staff has been the ease-of-use this tool provides to the research and sponsored project community. Within five minutes, individuals can review how their compensation was allocated, make corrections if necessary, and certify the accuracy of their time.


Be advised that we will once again be providing Effort Certification Open Houses to facilitate the process and address any challenges that may arise. Additional information will be provided in upcoming Research Alerts.


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RAS if you do not, but would like to, receive Research Alerts.