The KFS Effort Certification module uses a batch process to automate the creation of effort certification reports (also referred to as effort reports). These reports certify the percentage of effort an employee worked on a particular project. Each employee identified as being funded by or cost-shared on a sponsored agreement has an effort certification report generated by a batch process. Each report routes for approval and may be modified to correct the distribution of effort. After being fully approved, an effort certification report generates Salary Expense Transfer documents to align the Labor Ledger and General Ledger with the newly certified effort. The fully-approved effort certification report serves as a permanent record detailing the distribution of effort for an employee for a given period.
This module allows your institution to control the periods for which effort certification reports are created and the types of employees that are included in a particular group of reports. You may also generate effort certification reports on an exception basis, view effort certification reports still outstanding for approvals, inquire on the extracted Labor Ledger data used to build effort certification reports, and more.
Note: In order to work efficiently in the systemís Effort Certification screens, you need to understand the basics of the KFS user interface. For information and instructions on logging on and off, navigating, understanding the components of screens, and performing basic operations in the screens, see Overview.