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Effort Reporting

What is effort reporting?

Effort reporting is the process of confirming that an employee's payroll distribution reflects a reasonable estimate of the employee's actual effort on all institutional activities.  It assures a sponsor that 1) the sponsor only paid for the amount of effort that directly benefited the project and 2) the employee met his or her effort commitment to the project.  Effort reporting is also the method for recording personnel expenses that are being used to meet a match/cost share requirement. The University of Nevada, Reno utilizes a web-based program, Effort Reporting System (ERS), to review and certify effort.

The Office of Sponsored Projects offers online, video and in-person training in effort reporting.
If you have questions about effort reporting, or would like to schedule a training session, please contact:

Michele Dondanville
Research Compliance Program Manager
(775) 784-6360
mdondanville@unr.edu

Links to effort reporting tools and information:

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