Effort Certification Period Has Begun

Educational institutions which receive federal funding are required by the OMB Circular A-21 "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions" to maintain an effort reporting system, the purpose of which is to assure that the distribution of pay is in accordance with actual effort expended (by funding source and activity). A system known as ECRT (Effort Certification and Reporting Technology) has been developed to comply with this requirement. Our records indicate that you met the criteria that require that you certify your effort. The Annual Certification Period covers the last Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30). You will be able to review and certify your effort in ECRT starting today through September 18, 2009. It is imperative that you certify your effort no later then this date. Failure to do so may bring into question salary charges made to projects funded by the Federal Government. Click here to log into the certification system to certify your effort.