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Payroll Certification at UCF


The University of Central Florida has completed its transition to Workday, and this is now reflected in the time and effort certification system, Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC).

UCF Employee Compensation Compliance

The Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC) system is designed to help comply with the provisions of UCF’s Time and Effort policy, federal policy (Uniform Guidance, Subpart E - Cost Principles §200.430), NIH Salary Limitation on Grants, and other relevant agency policies that govern the need to provide certification of an individual's effort pursuant to his/her sponsored and non-sponsored programs. Please direct any questions to the ECC Administrator, Daniel Sierra at Daniel.Sierra@ucf.edu. Daniel.Sierra@ucf.edu.

The ECC system can be accessed using the link listed. above You will use your Single Sign On (SSO) credentials to log in.

The ECC system has been updated to align with UCF's transition to WorkDay.

–New Cost Centers  –New Divisions  – New Grant IDs

The following Periods of Performance will be required to be certified:  

  • Summer 2022;6.24.22 to Pay Period Ending 8.18.22 (Workday transition)
  • Fall 2022; 8.19.22 to PPE 12.22.22
  • Spring 2023; 12.23.22 to PPE 5.11.23
  • Summer 2023; 5.12.23 to PPE 8.17.23 (available for Pre-Review starting 8.18.23)

The current schedule for ECC is as follows:
Monday Aug. 14th, 2023 through Friday, September 29th, 2023 – Pre-Review Period is open to allow ECC Department Coordinators to log into the ECC system and complete all required Pre-Reviews to allow for statements to be ready for certification when the Certification Period begins. ECC Dept. Coordinators should be:

  • Reviewing personnel to determine if they are still employed? (may require Proxy or Designee Certifier) OR;
  • Are the personnel listed in the correct department?
  • Reviewing Faculty (PI and Co-PI) statements to verify time and effort is properly allocated to sponsored research grants.

*Requested updates to the ECC system should be sent to Daniel Sierra (Daniel.Sierra@ucf.edu) or Kim Descorbeth (Kim.Descorbeth@ucf.edu)

Monday, October 2nd, 2023 through Friday, December 8th, 2023 ‐ Certification Period is open; All statements that have been Pre-Reviewed by the ECC Dept. Coordinator will be made available for certification by faculty and staff.

Note ‐ Statements Pre-Reviewed AFTER the Certification Period has opened will be made available for certification by faculty and staff the following morning (after 930am). The ECC system runs a query each evening to update all statements that have been Pre-Reviewed.

Job Aids & Resources
Links to the Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC) training documents:

Contacts Office of Research: The Office of Research is responsible for business aspects of the Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC) system, as well as manages security roles/rights for ECC and provides user access to the system. We will continue to update our website accordingly and ask that all ECC questions related to policy/procedure/guideline be forwarded to Daniel Sierra (Daniel.Sierra@ucf.edu) and Kim Descorbeth (Kim.Descorbeth@ucf.edu).

Contact Daniel Sierra at 407-882-2015; Daniel.Sierra@ucf.edu or Kim Descorbeth at Kim.Descorbeth@ucf.edu for additional questions and resources.

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