Effort Certification Reporting

The University of Memphis effort certification reporting policy (UM4010 Certification of Effort) complies with the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance. As a condition of receiving federal funding, institutions must maintain an accurate system for reporting the percentage of effort that employees devote to federally sponsored projects. Compliance with this policy protects the University against penalties and funding disallowance due to inaccurate, incomplete, or untimely effort reporting.

Step-by-Step Instructions with Screenshots:

Frequently Asked Questions

Policy & Process Changes

Effort Certification Process Map for Certifiers (faculty, GAs, researchers working on sponsored and non-sponsored research)

Training Videos

  • How to Certify Your Effort (for best results, enlarge to fullscreen view)

  • How to Certify Effort for Others (for best results, enlarge to fullscreen view)