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Effort Reporting

Effort Certification is done through ECRT. Click on the link below to access the system:

The Fall 2017 Effort Certification period will open on Thursday, February 22nd and close on Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Effort Certification Calendar for the Fall 2017 semester is now available!

The ECRT system upgrade was implemented in Spring 2014.

For those departments that have new personnel or faculty working with the effort reporting process, we have put
together a new overview presentation. This presentation will include why we do effort reporting and how ePAFs, Salary Transfers and ARGIS data build the Effort Statement. This presentation is available upon request.

Please visit our Training and Calendar pages to view upcoming training sessions and ECRT important dates.

We have developed training materials to guide Certifiers and Effort Coordinators through the upgraded ECRT System:

What is ECRT and why do I have to certify?

Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (ECRT) is a web-based system used by UCF to allow faculty to certify their working time for the semester. Effort certification is required by UCF policy as well as federal law, and is often
required by grant agencies for both sponsored and non-sponsored awards. By certifying your time, you are confirming that you have worked the amount of time that you reported during the semester.

Does everyone need to certify? Can someone certify for me?

All Faculty, A&P employees, and Post Docs who work on a sponsored research (even if they are unpaid) must certify their effort. Certification will take place 30 days after the end of each academic semester. Note that this is an after-the-fact certification.

Self-Certifiers will have a 30 day window to complete their certification.

Certification needs to be done by the individual faculty member; they can have a designee certify for them if they cannot certify for themselves due to mitigating circumstances.

Where do I certify my effort?

Effort Certification is done on this website: https://ecrt.research.ucf.edu/ecrt/initLogin.action.

For more information about ECRT, please visit our FAQ page.

Federal Guidelines

  • OMB Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (05/10/2004) [HTML Version] or [PDF Version]
    • Clarification of OMB Circular A-21 Treatment of Voluntary Uncommitted Cost Sharing and Tuition Remission Costs (01/05/2001) [PDF Version]
  • OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations (06/27/2003) [HTML Version] or [PDF Version]

Contract and Grant Time & Effort Reporting Policies and Procedures

Summer Semester Salary Guidelines

Contact Information

Daniel Sierra
Senior Compliance Manager
Email: daniel.sierra@ucf.edu
Phone: (407) 882-2015

www.ucf.edu Compliance