Effort is required on a sponsored project in most instances when submitting a travel reimbursement to be paid from that sponsored project:
- University of MN policy states that all 100-percent-time employees must have contributed effort on a sponsored project in order to be reimbursed for travel on that project. The effort must be certified or cost shared to the project during the effort period in which the travel occurs.
- Employees less than 100 percent time and graduate students with less than 100-percent-time appointments are not subject to the effort certification requirement. The University has provided a work-around with the statement "This travel and related activities occurred outside of my University appointment time."
Please contact me if you have questions on when effort certification is necessary.
- Patti Combs, accountant