Effort reporting is the process that verifies that the effort charged to the award has been completed. All investigators on federally sponsored projects must submit an effort report to the government to certify the amount of effort that they and their employees spent on sponsored activities. Individual effort is expressed as a percentage of the salary allocated for the project (including research, patient care, and teaching) divided by the total salary paid by the University.
UM faculty and employees must submit a Time & Effort Certification (TEC) form two or three times a year. Each month, the principal investigator's (PI's) home department will receive a Funding & Effort Information (FEI) form for any corrections.