What is Effort?

Effort Overview

  • Effort is the amount of time spent on a particular activity.
  • Individual effort is expressed as a percentage of the total amount of time spent on University compensated
  • The cumulative effort of an employee on University compensated activities shall constitute the employee’s 100% effort
    regardless of the time required to accomplish those activities.
  • The Institutional Base Salary (IBS) of University personnel shall consist of the salary and wages received for their
    University compensated activities.
  • An employee’s 100% effort proposed and expended for University compensated activities shall be consistently applied in
    University payroll distribution processes.
  • Effort certification reports are used to verify & certify salaries charged to sponsored agreements and are
    reasonable in relation to work performed.  Hourly employees’ time is based on actual hours worked on an activity.

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