Effort Reporting and Certification
Certifying Effort for Federally-Sponsored Agreements
- POL-U4520.05 Certifying Effort for Federally-Sponsored Agreements
- PRO-U4520.05A Certifying Effort for Federally-Sponsored Agreements
What is effort reporting?
- Effort reporting is the federally-mandated process by which the salary charged to a sponsored project is certified as being reasonable in relation to the effort expended on that project.
Why do effort reporting?
- The federal government requires effort reporting. Effort reports constitute one of the primary auditable documents to support salary costs on a sponsored project.
Who is required to certify effort?
- All professional staff, classified staff, and faculty members who receive wages from any federally sponsored project are required to certify their own effort.
- Principal investigators are required to certify the effort of graduate students and undergrad students funded by their grants.
- Post-Review is the review process that the principal investigator will do for all employees funded by their grants.
- Step by Step Manual
- Training Video (to come)
- Individual or group training can be scheduled by calling the RSP office at 650-3220.
Questions or Technical Issues
- For general questions
- Theresa Barnhart: (360) 650-2220 or Theresa.Barnhart@wwu.edu
- Keith Lyon: (360) 650-2924 or Keith.Lyon@wwu.edu
- For Technical Issues
- David Weiss: (360) 650-3478 or David.Weiss@wwu.edu