Effort Reporting Cycle to Begin on March 1, 2017

On March 1, 2017, the Effort Reporting System (ERS) will generate effort reports for the July 1 to December 31, 2016 period. Effort reporting certifications for this period are due by April 30, 2017.

Per current UCSF Campus Administrative Policy 300-20, all personnel paid from, or with effort committed to, a federally-sponsored project (including federal flow-through subcontracts that the campus receives as a second-tier contractor of a federal agency) are required to review, correct, complete, and certify effort reports semiannually. Exceptions are pre- and postdoctoral individuals supported 100% by a fellowship (stipend) with no additional employment compensation, and college Work Study employees.

Effort reports for academic employees must be certified by the employee or by another responsible academic official who has first-hand knowledge of the work performed. Non-academic staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students cannot certify effort reports. Their effort must be certified by a responsible official who has firsthand knowledge of the effort using a suitable means of verification that the work was performed.

The Effort Reporting System is accessed through MyAccess. If you have log in or other technical issues, contact the IT Help Desk at 415.514.4100, option 2. If you have questions or concerns about the effort reporting process, contact Contracts & Grants Accounting Compliance. For more information on the effort reporting process, visit the Controller's Office website.