Effective February 21, 2014, faculty members who have not certified their effort will be placed on restricted travel. This action will prohibit travel until such time as the faculty member’s effort has been certified. See the Travel Restriction Procedure for more information.
Effort reporting is a process mandated by the federal government to verify that direct labor charges to, or cost shared on, sponsored projects are accurate, timely, and reflect the actual level of work performed.
Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (ecrt®) is a web-based system that integrates financial, payroll, and research administrative functions and is designed to enhance compliance management, improve financial information for academic units through comprehensive reporting, and significantly reduce the administrative burden of the effort reporting process.
Note: ecrt® is available 24/7 from any computer with an Internet connection.
If you have questions about the effort certification process, or suggestions for additional information you would like to see on this website, please contact the Effort Reporting Team at 713.500.3392 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.