This page is used by Faculty/Staff Members and Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) who are required by federal regulations to certify their effort distribution. Effort certification is an electronic statement signed by the Faculty/Staff Member or GSA, and required by the federal government, verifying that work was performed and that the percent effort for a given period is accurate and reasonable in relation to the work performed.
In general, individuals who are required to certify effort use the self-service feature of M-Pathways to certify their own effort distribution online. The self-service feature replaces the paper-based Effort Certification process that was used in previous years.
Only the Fiscal Year 06 and Spring/Summer Term of 06 (and subsequent years / terms, as they become available) can be certified via the self-service page. All previous fiscal years and terms are available on screen for viewing purposes only. A fiscal year for faculty and staff starts on 7/1 and ends on 6/30 of the following year. If you are a:
GSA - you will see the current term data and the previous eight terms. Once you certify your report, it cannot be updated unless a funding change has taken place for a term that you have already certified online (in which case you are able to access that term to re-certify the data). If there is a change to any term that lists a status of "View Only" on this page, you will need to work with your administrative contact to submit those changes via an As-Needed Effort Certification form.
Faculty/Staff Member Who is Required to Certify Effort - you will see the current fiscal year and the previous three years. Once you certify your report, it cannot be updated unless a funding change has taken place for a year that you have already certified online (in which case you are able to access that fiscal year to re-certify the data). If there is a change to any year that lists a status of "View Only" on this page, you will need to work with your administrative contact to submit those changes via an As-Needed Effort Certification form.
For more general information regarding the effort certification process, please see the Help: Effort Certification Report Page.
The illustration below is of a GSA's last terms (this individual has only been employed at the University for 6 Terms).
- Certified - This status means that you already certified effort for this fiscal year or term.
- Not Certified - This status means that you have yet to certify effort online for this fiscal year or term.
- Needs Re-certifying - This status means that an effort change was made within the fiscal year or term, and you must certify effort online again.
- View Only - This status means that effort was certified prior to Fiscal Year 06 and Spring/Summer Term of 2006, via hardcopy effort reports. You are not able to change the information on this page.
Questions? Contact the Shared Services Center.
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