A-21 Effort Certification at UACES. SANDRA WILLIAMS Office of Sponsored Programs. Effort and Effort Reporting. Effort is defined as the amount of time spent on a
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Office of Sponsored Programs
Effort is defined as the amount of time spent on a
particular activity. It includes the time spent working on a sponsored project in which salary is directly charged or contributed (cost-shared effort).
Effort reporting is the mandated method of
certifying to the granting agencies that the
effort charged or cost shared to each award has
actually been completed.
UACES has two effort reporting periods:
OMB Circular A-21, Section J.10 requires that the
certification report be signed by “the employee,
principal investigator, or responsible official(s) using
suitable means of verification that the work was
Effort certification is not how the payroll expense
was distributed. If the payroll expense distribution
does not match actual effort, a payroll correction
will need to be processed.
It is recommended that supervisors check expense distribution and effort at the beginning of each certification cycle to assure they will match.
Federal Smith Lever (14xxx)
Federal Smith Lever (21xxx)
Federal Smith Lever Matching (22xxx)
Other Federal Grants and Contracts (23xxx)
Other Federal Matching (24xxx)
State Grants & Contracts (25xxx)
State Grants & Contracts Matching (26xxx)
Private Grants & Contracts (28xxx)
As of fiscal year 2010, federal formula funds effort must be certified. (14xxx)
***If you find any payroll entry errors which do not require an updated
e-Hire, please contact Nicholas Dudley in payroll at ext. 2057 and provide a copy of the original e-Hire for the payroll correction to be processed.