Compliance

Under the oversight of the Office of Budget and Research Administration the Compliance program is based on our commitment to the effective management of sponsor support.  We assist the laboratories in their efforts to maximize research outcomes while adhering to Federal and other sponsor laws, regulations, and policy and we are committed to protect against fraud, misuse, or mismanagement of funds entrusted to our stewardship.  Our goal is to promote effective and efficient research administration practices as well as ensuring compliance with sponsor intent and requirements.

Effort Certification Policy Statement - As a condition of receiving sponsored awards, the University must assure sponsors that the effort expended on their sponsored projects justifies the salary charged to those projects.  The University maintains systems and procedures documenting the distribution of activity to individual sponsored agreements in compliance with federal regulations as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, a/k/a the Uniform Guidance ("UG").  All Principal Investigators (PIs) are required to certify their own effort. The effort certification of project staff may be delegated by the PI to another individual who has suitable means of verifying that the compensation paid and the effort expended are reasonable in relation to actual work performed.

Effort certification compliance requirement:

Under the oversight of the Office of Budget and Research Administration the Compliance program is based on our commitment to the effective management of sponsor support.  We assist the labor