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  • 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.
  • Effort Certifications for FY14 will be done in ERS (8/17/14) -  The web-based effort reporting system (ERS) is available to certify effort forms. The due date for certified effort forms in ERS is October 15, 2014. To aid UVM affiliates, an ERS web site containing job aids and answers to common questions on using ERS is available by clicking here.
  • Effort Certification Software Training Available in August (6/17/14)  Administrators designated to facilitate the FY14 effort reporting certification process within each unit will be required to participate in one of the 2.5 hour training sessions offered during the August 5 - August 21 time frame. Enrollment for the Effort Certification Software training (course number CPT041) must occur through UVM’s Learning Services
  • Effort Reporting System (ERS) Implementation Update (5/3/14)  CEMS, RSENR, CESS, CAS, and CALS have been enrolled in the use of the committed effort model (ERS-CEM). The enrollment of the College of Medicine departments is well underway. Outreach for faculty and staff will continue throughout 2014. Friday morning lab sessions are available from 10-11:30 in Learning Services to receive ERS training. Contact Jana Talcott to enroll prior to attending. ERS implementation related questions should be directed to Michael Meunier (x61375).
  • FY15 Benefit rates have been finalized (5/3/14) The benefit rates for FY15 including the new Graduate student benefit rate (7.1%) have been negotiated with the federal government. A matrix of the benefit rates is available by clicking here.
  • FY14 Space and Equipment Inventory (4/15/14) The space and equipment inventory process has begun. Six training sessions were conducted in April. The end date of the space and equipment inventory is June 30, 2014. For more details regarding the space and equipment inventory process and contacts, refer to the space and equipment inventory web site.
  • Effort Reporting System (ERS) Implementation Update  (3/31/14)  College of Engineering, RSENR and CESS enrolled in the use of the Committed Effort module (CEM). The remaining operating units are in various stages of enrollment and are targeted for completion in 2014. The required ERS Certification module (CERT) training will occur in the first two weeks of August in preparation for the FY14 certification period. CERT module training dates will be published in April for attendance planning purposes. Friday morning lab sessions are available from 10-11:30 in Learning Services to receive ERS training. Contact Jana Talcott to enroll prior to attending.
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Email Michael.Meunier or call 656-1375 with any cost accounting questions or concerns.



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