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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

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Managing An Award

Effort Reporting & Salary Certification

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires that each grant recipient document time expended towards a sponsored program. Recognizing the unique nature of universities and the absence of timecards, OMB requires documentation and certification of percent of effort, totaling 100%, in support of one’s total commitment to the University.

In order to meet this requirement for documentation and certification, each individual paid on a monthly basis and who has some commitment towards a sponsored program shall certify their effort based on the distribution of total compensation paid to the individual during that month. This process is done electronically, and instructions can be found here.