As the most significant cost to sponsored programs is salaries, wages, and related fringe benefits, ensuring proper management of these funds is a priority of the University of Florida. To ensure compliance with the Federal government’s effort management requirements, the University of Florida established an Effort Reporting Policy and related Directives and Procedures. For more information about the University’s management of effort, visit the Effort Certification webpage. Guidance for and information regarding the entry of effort commitments in UFIRST and myUFL is available using the UF Commitment Entry Guidelines (pdf).
Training in effort management and certification is required by University faculty and support staff engaged in sponsored activities. Both courses can be accessed in the University’s online training system, through myUFL.