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ECC and Payroll Certification

Page Updated: May 15, 2023

Please Note

With the move to project-based payroll certification in ECC, this site will be undergoing construction over the next few months. The latest, most essential materials related to ECC can be found directly below. We appreciate your patience as we work to update other sections. Please email with any questions regarding information on this site.

Effort Reporting and Certification

Effort must be reported and certified for all individuals who receive salary support from a sponsored project or who expend committed effort on a sponsored project regardless of receiving salary support from the sponsor.

Effort Reporting is our means of providing assurance to sponsors that:

  • Salaries charged to sponsored projects are reasonable in relation to the work performed, and
  • Faculty and staff have met their commitments to sponsored projects.

Success in the effort realm depends on careful attention to important issues throughout the sponsored projects lifecycle.


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