University Resources, Operations and Policies


Effort Reporting Policy

Policy Statement                                                               

Effort reporting is the process by which the university determines and documents the effort expended on sponsored projects during each reporting period. The university maintains an effort reporting system and obtains signed effort reports from employees in compliance with applicable federal regulations. Employees who are compensated in whole or in part by sponsored project and/or whose compensation is cost-shared in connection with a sponsored project must confirm their effort allocation twice a year to provide reasonable assurance of its accuracy.

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Reason for Policy                                                                    

Federal government regulations require that institutions receiving federal funds for sponsored projects maintain an effort reporting process that complies with the requirements set forth in OMB Uniform Guidance 2 CFR §200 and OMB Circular A-21 , Cost Principles for Educational Institutions for funding effective before December 26, 2014, collectively referred to as Federal Guidance. This policy establishes the university’s standards for obtaining required effort reports for employees who are compensated in whole or in part by sponsored projects or whose compensation is cost-shared on a sponsored project and must be based on records that accurately reflect the work performed.

Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         



Policy Owner 

Mireille Sabbague

Secondary Contacts

Taylor Weissberger

Mary Cortina

Document History                                                      

  • Last Reviewed Date: December 14, 2017
  • Last Revised Date: December 14, 2017
  • Policy Origination Date: Not known            

Who Approved This Policy                                                  

Michael J. McLeod, Assistant Vice President & Budget Director

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