Effort Reporting

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

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

ECS Timeline Fall 2014

ECS Upgrade Videos

  1. Essential for PIs – Home Page and New My Effort Page
  2. Budget Group Page
  3. Essential for Precertifiers – Precertifying the Budget Group Page
  4. Column Title Crosswalk
  5. Certifying Effort Cost Shared

Required Compliance Modules

Effort Certification Training Procedure

CW 520 Effort Certification Training (information only) [PDF] [PowerPoint]

CW 520 Effort Certification Training (for credit, with required exam)

Reference PDFs

Effort Glossary [PDF]

Guide for Effort Contacts (Precertifiers) [PDF]

Proxy Request Form [PDF]

University of Texas Effort Procedures

UT System

UT Austin

Introductory remarks from Vice Chancellor Kenneth Shine

Effort Certification System (ECS)

Announcement: For FY 13-14 to Principal Investigators on Tuition Remission Regulation, Policies, and Procedures

To learn more about allowable sponsored tuition, please visit our Tuition Remission page.


effort@austin.utexas.edu or askUS