Cost Analysis and Effort Reporting (ECRT)

As a recipient of federal research funding, the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMED) is required to maintain a system that allows faculty and staff to certify their salaries charged to sponsored projects. Effort Reporting is our means of providing assurance to sponsors that:

  1. Salaries charged to sponsored projects are reasonable in relation to the work performed, and
  2. Faculty and staff have met their commitments to sponsored projects OMB Circular A-21, section J.10 requires an effort reporting process/system that:
    • Encompasses all employee activities on an integrated basis (100% of effort)
    • Confirms effort expended on a planned confirmation or after-the-fact basis
    • Requires certification to be performed by an individual with knowledge of all of an employee's activities or suitable means of verification

KUMED uses an electronic effort reporting system known as Effort Certification and Reporting Technology (ECRT) to help comply with federal guidelines. ECRT offers faculty and staff electronic access to effort certification, effort percentages, reports and data queries.

Please refer to Time and Effort Reporting Policy for policy details.

Last modified: Sep 24, 2014
ECRT contacts

Application Functional Team

Elena Cruse
Effort Reporting Administrator
Administrative Services
Mail Stop 1039
(913) 588-5361

Tim Siskey
Chief Financial Officer
Mail Stop 1039
(913) 588-5313

Application Technical Team

Tim Kestermont
System Administrator
Administrative Services
Mail Stop 1039
(913) 588-1281