Effort Certification

As a recipient of federal funding, Georgetown University is required to comply with the OMB Circular Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; as well as other federal requirements for certifying effort expended on sponsored awards. Georgetown University requires all individuals who receive federal sponsored funding to comply with University policies and sponsoring agency regulations regarding the proposing, charging, and reporting of effort on those awards.

Effort Reporting Policy 131-15 concerning effort certification should be used for guidance regarding:

  1. Effort commitments for sponsored projects
  2. Payroll allocations to sponsored projects
  3. Certification of effort to sponsored projects
  4. OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), section 200.430 Compensation for Personal Services and its predecessor, OMB Circular A-21 (for federally sponsored projects issued prior to December 26, 2014), for which Georgetown University follows the prescribed Plan Confirmation method for effort reporting