- Why do we have to certify effort?
- Why is effort reporting important to Emory?
- Who should certify effort forms?
- Effort Reporting System (ERS)
- Labor Distribution System
- Cost Transfers of Salary/Effort
OMB’s Uniform Guidance requires that institutions receiving federal awards maintain systems and procedures documenting the distribution of activity, and associated payroll charges, to each individual sponsored agreement. Effort Certification is our means of providing assurance to sponsors that faculty and staff have met their commitments, paid or unpaid, to sponsored projects.
Emory fulfills its effort reporting requirement by using ERS (Effort Reporting System). ERS is a web-based system with electronic routing and email notification for updating and certifying efforts. Effort reports are system generated for employees who are paid from sponsored projects or have effort commitments on sponsored projects. Effort certification is done semi-annually for all eligible employees. Certification of the effort form should be done by the individual with effort commitments or salary payments from the sponsored project. Before a form is certified it must be pre-reviewed by a department representative. Forms are accessible via the web by means of the user’s Emory Net ID/Emory Single Sign-on. Access is limited only to the department representative pre-reviewing forms or the certifiers. To gain access to ERS, email the request to EFFORT@LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU.
Access the system at: https://effort.emory.edu.
To request labor access, please submit the Labor Data Access Form, located at:http://ogca.emory.edu/documents/reporting/laboracessdataform.pdf.
Department access should be approved by the department chair or business manager.