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Primary Effort Coordinators (PEC)

All departments have a PEC who has final review of all effort reporting and monitors the Effort Coordinators. To find the PEC for your department send an email to effort-reporting@columbia.edu.

Salary Adjustments Resulting from Effort Reporting:


Any salary adjustments must be made in PAC Labor Accounting system.  See this job aid link for information on how to complete a cost transfer transaction. 


Job Codes


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People are assigned as a self-certifier or non-self certifier based on their job code in Peoplesoft (PAC).  This table shows each job code and its alignment to either self-certifier or non-self-certifier.


Certification Justification Form


All paper certifications (e.g., for individuals who have left the University) must be accompanied by a Certification Justification Form explaining the circumstances for using the paper certification (e.g. “Prof. Jones is no longer at Columbia and Dr. Smith is the PI on her grant.”) Forms are available here.


Communications and Announcements

Stay tuned ...

Additional Information

BulletEffort Reporting Presentation
BulletOutside Counsel Presentation on Effort Reporting

Related Links

BulletUniform Guidance - http://spa.columbia.edu/uniform-guidance
BulletSponsored Projects Administration - http://spa.columbia.edu/
BulletFinance Gateway – Sponsored Projects Finance - http://finance.columbia.edu/content/sponsored-projects-finance
BulletController - http://finance.columbia.edu/departments/controller
BulletFinance Payroll -  http://finance.columbia.edu/content/payroll-main
BulletOffice of Research Compliance and Training -  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/compliance/index.html

Related Training

Below are links to additional training resources for Faculty and Effort Coordinators :


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