Fall 2020 Update

Fall 2020 Update: Wright State University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses plan to return to teaching for 2020 Fall Semester on August 24 with a dynamic and flexible mixture of in-person and remote courses. Read more about our Right Here. Wright State. This Fall. plan.

Effort Reporting Policy

As of 2020, effort reporting has been moved to the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (RSP) Post Award Services under Juwanna Higgins, Director of Post Award.

What is effort reporting?

  • Effort reporting is a federally-mandated process used to confirm that the salaries and wages charged to each sponsored agreement are reasonable in relation to the actual work performed. 
  • Effort reporting consists of effort and payroll certification, as well as various research administration source information like defined faculty and staff appointments, proposal developments, salary charging and cost sharing.

Why effort reporting?

  • Effort reporting is a federally-mandated process. It is a federal requirement under the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 220.
  • Sponsors use these reports to confirm that effort expended by an individual working on the research matched what the sponsor paid. The percentage of salary charged to an award should be no more than the percentage of effort expended on the award.
  • Effort reporting at Wright State University provides a systematic certification process and formal effort reports that ensure our institution is always prepared to respond to sponsors with the required information.

What is effort?

  • Effort is the amount of time spent working on professional activities such as research, teaching, administration, clinical activity and service.
  • Committed effort is the proportion of effort explicitly devoted to a sponsored activity.
  • All effort (activities) must total 100%, even if an appointment is less than 1 FTE.

Who is subject to effort reporting?

  • Every individual who devotes effort to sponsored activities, whether paid or unpaid, is responsible for certifying the amount of effort he/she spent on sponsored activities.
  • For WSU the following are subject to effort reporting:
    • Faculty
    • Staff (monthly)
    • Graduate Students
    • Post-Docs
  • Bi-weekly paid employees are not included in our effort reporting because they report their actual effort/hours after-the-fact via timesheets.

When is effort certified?

  • Effort is certified each semester for all employees on an externally sponsored agreement.
    • March–(Fall: Sept–Dec)
    • August–(Spring: Jan-May)
    • November–(Summer: June–Aug) & (SU1-SU4)

Where can effort reports be accessed?

  • The Online Effort Certification system here at Wright State University has a web-based user interface. Therefore, it is accessible from virtually any location. Online Effort Certification is integrated with other existing enterprise systems to gather required information. It is reachable via the normal campus access control of WINGS Express.

How to sign on to Effort Certification:

  • Please use your WSU Credentials to sign into WINGS:

 


  • Click on WINGS Express icon

 


  • Click on your Employee Tab

 


  • Click on Effort Certification

 


  • Click on Effort Certification Tab at the top of the page

 

  • Click on the Review Or Certify My Effort tab to the left

 

 

How to certify effort reports?

Go to the Effort Certification Manual for the directions on pre-reviewing, certifying, and post-reviewing effort reports. The manual can be found on the RSP Post Award Services website.

Effort Reporting Schedule – 2020 – 2021

Effort Reporting Periods

Dates

Release of Effort Reports

Pre-Review

Period

Certification

Period

Post-Review

Period

EFFORT REPORTS DUE DATE

Fall 2019

9/1/19-12/31/19

3/30/20

3/30/20-4/13/20

4/14/20-4/28/20

4/29/20-5/13/20

5/13/20

Spring 2020

1/1/20-5/31/20

8/3/20

8/3/20-8/17/20

8/18/20-9/1/20

9/2/20-9/16/20

9/16/20

Summer 2020

6/1/20-8/31/20

11/2/20

11/2/20-11/16/20

11/17/20-12/1/20

12/2/20-12/16/20

12/16/20

Fall 2020

9/1/20-12/31/20

3/1/21

3/1/21-3/15/21

3/16/21-3/30/21

3/31/21-4/14/21

4/14/21

Spring 2021

1/1/21-5/31/21

8/2/21

8/2/21-8/16/21

8/17/21-8/31/21

9/1/21-9/15/21

9/15/21

Summer 2021

6/1/21-8/31/21

11/1/21

11/1/21-11/15/21

11/16/21-11/30/21

12/1/21-12/15/21

12/15/21

 

Additional files and resources:

 

(Revised March 2020)