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Section III - Attachment A

Salary Certification

Office of Research

Research Accounting and Analysis

June 2008

Why Certification Reports Are Required

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-21, "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions" require verification of effort by faculty, staff and hourly employees for salaries and wages paid and/or cost shared on each grant and contract budget.

Faculty Effort Reporting

Faculty effort is the percentage of time faculty spend on instruction, research, patient care, administration, etc., which is compensated by the University of Washington. See GIM 35 for a discussion of faculty effort.

Grant and Contract Certification Reports

Additional information and procedures can be found on the Grant and Contract Accounting web site.