University of Vermont

Cost Accounting Services 

Cost Accounting Services
News and Announcements
  • Effort Certification Software training Available (7/27/15) This lecture/hands-on training is designed for administrators new to using the ERS Certification software or administrators who need a refresher course beyond the available ERS Cert job aids. Administrators who are new are required to take this training. Enrollment for the Effort Certification Software training (course number CPT041) must occur through UVM’s Learning Services. The scheduled sessions are:
    • Tuesday  9:00-10:30 on August 4, 2015 - Dana Medical Library Conference Room (Room 105)
    • Thursday 9:00-10:30 on August 6, 2015 - 113T Waterman Computer Teaching Lab
    • Tuesday  1:30-3:00 on August 11, 2015 - Dana Medical Library Conference Room (Room 105)
    • Thursday 9:00-10:30 on August 13, 2015 - 113T Waterman Computer Teaching Lab
Open labs are scheduled from 1:15-2:30 in 113T Waterman on August 20, September 9 and September 23. Effort certification are due by October 15, 2015
  • Dawn Caffrey joins Cost Accounting Services (5/18/15) Dawn Caffrey is the new Senior Cost Accountant in Cost Accounting Services. Dawn's costing experience with Sponsored Projects including the University's NSF EPSCOR program will serve her well in supporting the University in her new role. Dawn replaces Jana Talcott who recently left the University for another job opportunity. Dawn will be assuming the same responsibilities as her predecessor. A summary of CAS staff responsibilities may be found by clicking here.
  • FY16 Benefit rates have been finalized (4/29/15) The benefit rates for FY16 have been negotiated with the federal government. Starting in FY16, the temporary employees and the student employees will each have a separate benefit rate applied to their payroll. A matrix of the benefit rates is available by clicking here.
  • FY15-FY18 F&A Rates available - Predetermined F&A rates for the FY15-FY18 time period are now available. Please ensure that the applicable F&A rate in the sponsored agreement proposal reflects the updated negotiated F&A rates. Contact your SPA Administrator to determine the most appropriate rate.
  • Upcoming Committed Effort Module Training Sessions - Training sessions are available for department administrators who haven't had Committed Effort module(CEM) training or want additional guidance on using the Committed Effort module. This training focuses on the effort monitoring functionality in ERS and is different than the effort certification training (CERT). Enrollment for the ERS Commitment Effort Module training (course number CPT044) must occur through UVM’s Learning Services. The times and locations are:
    • December 5, 2014 - Billings Learning Center (9:00-11:00)
    • January 14, 2015  - Billings Learning Center (9:00-11:00)
    • February 6, 2015 - Billings Learning Center (9:00-11:00)
  • Effort Certifications due by October 15, 2014  (10/12/14) - The due date for certified effort forms in ERS is October 15, 2014. An ERS web site containing job aids and FAQS on using ERS is available by clicking here.
Archived Announcements

Email Michael.Meunier or call 656-1375 with any cost accounting questions or concerns.

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