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Cost Accounting Services Announcements Archive
  • 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.
  • Effort Reporting System (ERS) Implementation Update  (11/23/13) - Cost Accounting Services has enrolled RSENR faculty to begin using the committed effort plans in ERS and is currently working with CESS to enroll their faculty in January. The remaining units and departments who have effort commitments on sponsored agreements will be contacted within the next few months to begin their enrollment process. Please contact Michael Meunier for further assistance.
  • Effort Reporting System (ERS) Certifications   (11/23/13) - CEMS faculty, staff and students FY13 effort on sponsored agreements has been successfully certified in ERS. Special thanks to the CEMS personnel in transitioning to this important compliance tool.
  • College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) FY13 Certifications (8/16/13) - Faculty, staff and students in CEMS have begun to certify their FY13 effort in ERS. Thank you CEMS for your collaboration and leadership during the ERS pilot. CEMS personnel should contact Anthony Fouche for an appointment or remote help on certifying your FY13 effort in ERS.
  • FY13 Effort Certifications (8/15/2013) - The certified effort reports for FY13 are due by September 30, 2013. Please ensure that the effort reports are reviewed by each employee for reasonableness, signed and dated. Effort reports should be marked up with any changes resulting from the review. Upon completion, submit the certified effort reports to Jana Talcott 221 Waterman.
  • FY13 Q3 Effort Quarterly Verification reminder (4/29/2013) - Per the University's effort management and reporting policy, employees charged directly or as cost share on sponsored agreements are required to verify the allocation of effort on their current FY13 effort reports is reasonable in relation to work performed on those respective sponsored agreements. The required frequency is once a quarter. Contact your Unit's responsible official on how to obtain your latest effort report and communicate any significant changes of effort in a timely manner.
  • FY13 Q2 Effort Quarterly Verification reminder (2/5/2013) - Per the University's effort management and reporting policy, employees charged directly or as cost share on sponsored agreements are required to verify the allocation of effort on their current FY13 effort reports is reasonable in relation to work performed on those respective sponsored agreements. The required frequency is once a quarter. Contact your Unit's responsible official on how to obtain your latest effort report and communicate any significant changes of effort in a timely manner.
  • New Cost Transfer University Operating Procedure effective January 1, 2013 (1/1/2013) - A new University Operating Procedure (UOP) for cost transfers on sponsored agreements has replaced the Cost Transfers on Grants and Contracts policy and the Sponsored Projects Expense Transfer policy. For more insight on the procedural changes, reference the cost transfer information on the Cost Accounting Services web site (Payroll Cost Transfers) or the Sponsored Project Administration (Non-Payroll cost transfers).
  • New Cost Transfer University Operating Procedure Training (12/4/2012) - The University's cost transfer procedures are changing effective January 1, 2013. Please join SPA and CAS representatives from 9-11 on Monday December 10 in memorial lounge to hear about the new Cost Transfer University Operating Procedure.
  • FY12 Effort Certifications (8/15/2012) - The certified effort reports for FY12 are due by September 30, 2012. Please ensure that the effort reports are reviewed by each employee for reasonableness, signed and dated. Effort reports should be marked up with any changes resulting from the review. Upon completion, submit the certified effort reports to Jana Talcott 221 Waterman.
  • FY12 Q3 Effort Quarterly Verification (4/30/12) - Per the University's effort management and reporting policy, employees charged directly or as cost share on sponsored agreements are required to verify their FY12 effort reports are reasonable in relation to work performed on those respective sponsored agreements on a quarterly basis.
  • FY12 Q2 Effort Quarterly Verification (2/01/12) - Per the University's effort management and reporting policy, employees charged directly or as cost share on sponsored agreements are required to verify their FY12 effort reports are reasonable in relation to work performed on those respective sponsored agreements on a quarterly basis.
  • FY11 Space and Equipment Inventory Completed  (1/31/2012) - The QA activities have concluded and the subsequent changes have occurred in the space database. The FY11 space data is being archived and the start of the FY12 space and equipment inventory is projected to begin in early April.
  • FY11 Effort Certification (8/19/2011) - The certified effort reports for FY11 are due by September 30, 2011. Please ensure that the effort reports are reviewed by each employee for reasonableness, signed and dated. Upon completion, submit the effort reports to Jana Talcott 221 Waterman.
  • Q3 Effort Quarterly Verification (4/2011) - Per the Univerisity's effort management and reporting policy, employees charged directly or as cost share on sponsored agreements are required to verify their FY11 effort reports are reasonable in relation to work performed on those respective sponsored agreements on a quarterly basis
  • FY10 Space and Equipment Completed (2/21/11) - The QA activities have concluded and the subsequent changes have occurred in the space database. The FY10 space data is being archived and the start of the FY11 space and equipment inventory is projected to begin in early April.
  • Q2 Effort Quarterly Verification (2/1/2011) - Per the Univerisity's effort management and reporting policy, employees charged directly or as cost share on sponsored agreements are required to verify their FY11 effort reports are reasonable in relation to work performed on those respective sponsored agreements on a quarterly basis.
  • FY10 Effort Certification (8/24/2010) - The certified effort reports for FY11 is due by September 30, 2010. Please ensure that the effort reports are reviewed by each employee for reasonableness, signed and dated. Upon completion, submit the effort reports to Jana Talcott 221 Waterman.
  • Q3 Effort Quarterly Verification (4/29/2010) - Per the Univerisity's effort management and reporting policy, employees charged directly or as cost share on sponsored agreements are required to verify their FY10 effort reports are reasonable in relation to work performed on those respective sponsored agreements on a quarterly basis.
  • Space and Equipment Inventory Update (4/15/2010) - The first web-based Space and Equipment Inventory has been successfully completed.  The FY10 Space and Equipment Inventory has begun. The end date is July 30, 2010.
  • Q2 Effort Quarterly Verification (1/27/2010) - Per the Univerisity's effort management and reporting policy, employees charged directly or as cost share on sponsored agreements are required to verify their FY10 effort reports are reasonable in relation to work performed on those respective sponsored agreements.

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



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