Frequently Asked Questions Search Question Titles Search Content Apply When would an additional sponsored project need to be added to an effort report? How can an effort report total 100% when the employee has a less than full-time appointment with the university? What are the possible consequences of not certifying a report in an accurate and timely manner? Who may NOT certify an effort report? What type of effort must be reported? If an employee is paid on grants outside of my organization, who should certify the effort? What are the implications of making a change in the effort percentages on the effort report? What is Cost Sharing? If someone voluntarily works on a sponsored project and the individual was not included in the proposal, is it necessary to certify the effort? If an award is funded at an amount less than what was proposed, do I still need to meet the levels of effort commitment proposed in the original proposal submission? If a Principal Investigator (PI) or other employee leaves the university, who should certify his/her effort? Who can certify an effort report?