UW Research

Faculty Effort Certification

The Federal government requires that charges to Federal awards for salaries and wages must be based on records that accurately reflect the work performed.

For the UW faculty this is accomplished through the Faculty Effort Certification (FEC) reports. These reports provide the supporting documentation for salaries directly charged to sponsored projects plus effort related to meeting cost shared commitments/requirements. Without the FEC reports, the salaries are considered unsupported and therefore, unallowable.


  • Department administrators set up ASTRA role of “Certify Self” for faculty in the eFEC system
  • Faculty provide department administrators percentage of effort to be charged to sponsored research

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