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Payroll Certification at UCF


The University of Central Florida has completed its upgrade to its certification system. UCF will be transitioning from an effort-based certification, ECRT, to a payroll-based certification using Huronís Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC) system.

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.

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

The current schedule for ECC is as follows:


Note – This period of certification is to verify and certify payroll charged during the period of 12.24.2021 through 5.12.2022

Monday, May 16th through Tuesday, May 31st  –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 for Release Time account additions to their statement

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

Wednesday, June. 1st through Thursday, June 30th – 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:



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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