Effort Reporting for UNTHSC Faculty
The federal and state government requires an effort report when an individual is compensated by or has agreed to contribute time to a federally sponsored project. All faculty who serve as investigators on sponsored agreements are personally responsible to certify the amount of effort that they and their employees spent on sponsored activities.
This guide provides an overview of effort reporting, including an explanation of why such a process is necessary and the minimum requirements for the process.
The University fulfills the effort reporting requirement through the use of Huron’s Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC) system. The system is a web-based tool that captures the payroll distribution for all project employees paid from sponsored projects. The system generates and distributes the report electronically for review and certification for any employee paid on a sponsored project which requires effort reporting. The University certification cycle is quarterly, based on the calendar year, with the exception of Fall 2019. For Fiscal Year 2020 the certification schedule will be:
FY 2021 Effort Reporting Schedule
- Effort Reporting Certification System: Login
- To view the Effort Reporting Policy, click on this link: Policies
- Pre Reviewer Effort Statement Training for DRAs: PDF
- Pre Reviewer Project Statement Training for DRAs: PDF
- Effort Certification Training for PIs: PDF
- Project Certification Training for PIs: PDF
- ECC Training Video Resources:
What is effort and effort reporting?
What is contributed or cost-shared effort?
Federal requirements regarding effort reporting
Risks of not complying with OMB’s effort reporting requirement
Reduction of Effort Commitments and Absences from the Project
This page was last modified on January 27, 2021