Time and effort reporting federal grants
Federal grant time and effort reporting: how do grants work
Even if no money is obtained, all faculty and FLSA exempt technical workers associated with federal grants must submit Time and Effort reports. These reports are often expected of employees who work on a grant as part of a cost-share requirement. Non-exempt employees and students who fill out weekly or bi-weekly timesheets do not complete the reports. Timesheets are used to provide after-the-fact records of real grant effort and to meet federal documentation criteria.
Both faculty and FLSA excluded technical workers are required to submit Time and Effort reports three times every calendar year. Within 30 days after receiving the forms, completed reports are sent to the Controller’s Office. Principal Inspectors are responsible for ensuring that all staff working on their grants have correct information.
Grants that begin on or after December 26, 2014 must adhere to the federal guidelines laid out in 2 CFR Part 200. These criteria also apply to grants that earned funding amendments on or after December 26, 2014. The whole guide can be found here.
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The legislation mandates that information about individuals and organizations receiving federal funds be made available through USAspending.gov, a central website. The grant-making agency publishes this information on USASpending.gov, which includes the entity’s name, grant number, funding agency, and site, among other provisions.
This method is illustrated in a linear format in the diagram below: Prime awardees receive reporting data from sub-awardees, and prime awardees send all necessary data through FSRS. Federal grant-making agencies post program data on USASpending.gov.
Financial data, such as expenditures incurred with federal funds; enforcement data, which ensures the applicant is meeting federal regulations; and project data, which highlights progress and/or community effects.
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Time and Effort Reporting Electronic System Manual– The University has switched from a paper type (125B) to an electronic system for time and effort reporting. The purpose of this document is restricted to the Electronic Time & Effort Framework. Please refer to President’s Circular 1617-22 for the method of allocating effort.
Procedures for Time and Effort Reporting (Amended December 2018)– These processes include the accounting, monitoring, and certification of effort for faculty, professionals, and non-professional employees.
ORCI Announcement- Deadline Extension for Time and Effort Study- April 21, 2017–
The Director of the Office for Research Enforcement and Honesty has extended the deadline for the fall 2016 reporting period (New Extended Date: May 19, 2017).
R-1213-4A Circular Incidental Payments and Additional Compensations from Federal Awards– Establish rules for incidental payments and additional compensations from federal awards at the institutional and federal sponsor levels.
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Faculty and staff at the university are required to devote time to funded awards in proportion to the amount of work they put into all of their tasks. The initial data points for the University’s initiative reporting system are payroll costs to funded awards and cost sharing reported for faculty and staff.
The federal regulatory standards for internal controls over certifying time spent on funded projects are included in Uniform Guidance Subpart E 200.430. The University uses an after-the-fact initiative reporting method to certify that wages paid to sponsored awards, or cost shared to sponsored awards, are fair and compatible with the work done. In the payroll system, the individual’s effort is first allocated to unique awards based on expected events. At the conclusion of designated reporting periods, a responsible individual with appropriate means of verification that the work was done, usually the principal investigator, certifies the actual effort spent on each project. The effort certification should be a fair reflection of how much time was invested. “It is known that teaching, study, service, and administration are often inextricably connected in an academic setting,” says section 200.430. A precise evaluation of factors that lead to costs is not always feasible or anticipated when documenting salaries and wages paid to Federal awards for IHEs [Institutions of Higher Education].”