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.
- Research Administrators or Business Administrators pre-review and post-review (if changes have been made) effort reports for faculty, students, and exempt staff as applicable in their departments.
The following resources are available:
- ASRSP’s Department Coordinator Guides: Effort Certification and Commitment Management
- ASRSP’s Pre Review Screen-By-Screen Guide
- Weinberg Quick Guide to Effort Reporting
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.”Back to top