Effort Reporting ECC System Upgrade and Training


The University of Miami has an after the fact effort reporting system, called Effort Compensation and Compliance (ECC).  It was formerly known as ECRT.  ECC, like ECRT does Project Confirmation which streamlines the effort certification process. Project Confirmation requires that the Principal Investigator certify his/her own effort and the effort of staff on each project.  If there are other faculty members on the project, each will certify his/her own effort. This method reduces the number of individuals required to certify effort. 

Training is available for Cost Center Effort Coordinators who have the responsibility to review effort statements associated with their Cost Center prior to release of the statements to the Principal Investigators (PI) for certification. They should also monitor the progress of the certifications and follow up with the PIs, as necessary, to resolve issues and ensure the completion of the Project Confirmation process.  

A computer-based learning module is available online for faculty.  It is called ECC: Employee Compensation for Principal Investigators.  

The modules are available through ULearn.  Search for keyword ECC.

  • ECC: Employee Compensation for Effort Coordinators (Instructor-Led Training) 
  • ECC: Employee Compensation for Principal Investigators (Online Module)

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