New effort-reporting LMS course required in the new year

pie chartA new effort-reporting training module will be available in the UAB Learning System beginning Jan. 9, 2017, in conjunction with the revised Effort Reporting Policy and Procedures.

Those required to complete this training will be automatically assigned in the LMS system and are expected to complete it prior to certifying effort or distributing effort reports.

This course is required of all employees who must certify effort on sponsored projects (UAB Project Employees, excluding non-exempt/biweekly paid employees) and Departmental Effort Officers (DEOs). Deans may elect to assign this training to other employees that may benefit from the course information. It will provide guidance in several areas:

  • What effort-reporting is and why it is important
  • What the effort represents and does not represent
  • How to calculate the percentage of effort on projects
  • The effort-reporting review and certification process
  • Unique circumstances that may arise in effort reporting
  • Resources available to assist with effort reporting