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Can the signature on the GCCR be scanned/faxed?

No, the certification must be an original ink signature.

Since I certify effort on the GCCR, why do I also have to sign the BARS?

The Grant and Contract Certification (GCCR) process is an alternative approach to the Faculty effort Certification (FEC) process which the federal government approved for certifying non-faculty effort. This certification, both faculty and non faculty, is a federal requirement. The BARS do not include the appropriate certification statement and were not part of the original agreement with the federal government. To certify on the BARS would depart from the federally approved use of the GCCR to certify effort for non faculty.

The PI's name is spelled incorrectly on the GCCR. Where do I go to fix this?

The GCCR pulls the PIs name from the FAS Budget Index. Check to see if it is spelled incorrectly there. If it's incorrect contact GCA via Grant Tracker.

I received an email that said GCCRs were ready to download, but when I went to download the reports I got the following message “There are no results that match the parameters you have input.”

This is a blanket email that will go out to all WUC codes. If there is no appropriate activity on the budget, it will not appear on your report. For instance, if the only activity is faculty effort, the budget will not appear on the GCCR. The faculty will certify this effort on the FEC.

There is a budget on my GCCR report that is not mine. How can I fix this?

To change an incorrect WUC, contact the Payroll Office at Follow the same procedure for PIs who are missing from your GCCRs.

Why is one of my PIs not showing in the "Principal Investigator" drop down list after selecting my WUC?

It is most likely because there are no budgets currently assigned to the missing PI. Verify that the budget for which the PI is responsible for certifying has the correct PI EID and PI name in MyFinancial Desktop, Budget Profile.

Why does the GCCR system create a second GCCR for the same period when the PI changes?

The Grant and Contract Certification Report (GCCR) is required to be maintained in the home department of the Principal Investigator. Therefore, to determine compliance with the GCCR process, MAA relies on the departmental downloads, i.e. if the GCCR has not been downloaded, it has not been certified. Downloading the GCCR removes the report from the overdue list.

Note, when there is a change in PI, the system will create a GCCR for the new PI. This may result in a duplication of a report for a period already certified by the original PI. In this case there is not need for the new PI to certify again. However downloading the GCCR will remove it from the overdue report.