Total University Effort (TUE)

Total University Effort (TUE)

For effort certification purposes, Total University Effort (TUE) is the
aggregate effort expended to accomplish the set of University compensated activities
of an individual equating to 100% effort regardless of the actual number of
hours expended on those activities. Your TUE is all your activities related to
your regular duties, defined in the appointment documents, plus additional pay
based on effort that is not incidental. A full workload does not equate to a
predefined number of hours (i.e. 40 hours).

Example 1 – Your position, and total effort for the university, is defined
as a 75% full time equivalent position. You work at least 30 hours per week and
some weeks more than 40 hours including time at night and weekends. Your total
university effort is 100%.

Example 2 – Your position is full time however you normally work 80 hours
per week. Your total university effort is 100%.

Therefore, TUE is always 100% regardless of the number of hours worked or
whether your total effort is determined to be a full time or less than a full
time position.

Not Included in Total University Effort:

The following activities are not part of your TUE and therefore should not
be included in your effort report:

•           External consulting when you are not compensated by USNH

•           Clinical activity in a facility unaffiliated with USNH with no USNH compensation

•           Professional society participation unless USNH reimburses travel and other related costs

•           Journal peer review

•           Funding agency proposal review unless USNH reimburses travel and other related costs

•           Volunteer or community activities or public service not related to USNH


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