Anyone who works on any sponsored project, whether federal or non-federal, must certify their effort or have it certified by the PI (Principal Investigator) or Designee. This includes faculty, academic staff, university staff, students, and postdoctoral trainees. The University applies the same standards for fiscal accountability to both federal and non-federal sponsored projects.
Yes, unless you are a student worker. The PI or someone else with suitable means of verification will certify for students.
The Effort Certification Reviewer is a key resource to the faculty and the department in the effort reporting process. Effort certification in Workday is a two-step process: 1) the effort report must be reviewed by the Effort Certification Reviewer, and 2) the faculty or staff member certifies the statement. The effort certification process is complete after the Reviewer submits the report and the faculty or staff member certifies/approves it in Workday.
Institutional base salary (IBS) is the annual compensation paid by Brandeis University for an employee's appointment, whether that individual's time is spent on research, instruction, administration, or service. Institutional base salary excludes any income that an individual is permitted to earn outside of duties for the employee’s Brandeis appointment. It may include salary paid from State funds, Grants or Contracts, Gifts and Endowments, and/or other Brandeis Funds.
Yes. Grantees must maintain documentation supporting the personnel costs counted as cost share in the same manner it would for personnel costs charged to the grant.