Classroom Training Opportunities
In an effort to provide departments with the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully manage the effort certification process, Management Accounting and Analysis (MAA) provides the following training sessions. These sessions are divided into three categories, "Introductory," "Beyond the Basics," and "Advanced." For a full description of each class and to register, click here
In addition, MAA offers a certifcate program for the successful completion of eight or more of these classes . The following provides more information on the certificate program as well as the individual training sessions.

Certificate in Effort Reporting

Completion of the three "Introductory" classes and the five "Beyond the Basics" classes earns a "Certificate in Effort Reporting. Class rosters will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and individuals who qualify for the Certificate will be notified. A congratulatory email will also be sent to the participant's department administrator.
On completion of the remaining two "Advanced" classes and additional "Certificate in Advanced Effort Reporting" will be awarded.

Introductory Classes

  • MAA 101 Introduction to Faculty Effort Certification
  • MAA 102 eFECS for FEC Coordinators
  • MAA 100 Introduction to Grant and Contract Certification

Faculty Effort Certification, Beyond the Basics Modules

Provides a more in depth review of specific and more complicated effort reporting issues.
  • MAA 205 Modifying an FEC Using Comments and Adjusting Cost Share
  • MAA 210 Modifying an FEC, Changes Outside eFECS and Recertifications
  • MAA 215 Faculty Effort and Faculty Cost Share, Calculate it Right
  • MAA 220 Managing Faculty Effort
  • MAA 225 Using the Tools - Calculators, Worksheets and Reports

Advanced Beyond the Basics Modules

  • MAA 230 K Awards
  • MAA 231 Salary Cap

Schedule of Training Opportunities

All classes are currently open for registration. To register for a class, click on desired date.
INTRODUCTORY CLASSES Date Offered Date Offered Date Offered Date Offered
Introduction to Faculty Effort Certification 1/31/2018 5/9/2018 8/15/2018 11/7/2018
eFECS for FEC Coordinators 2/14/2018 5/16/2018 8/22/2018 11/14/2018
Introduction to GCCR 1/17/2018 4/25/2018 8/1/2018 10/24/2018
Modifying an FEC Comment and Cost Share Adjustments 2/14/2018 9/12/2018    
Modifying an FEC, Changes Outside eFECS and Recertifications 3/28/2018 9/26/2018    
Faculty Effort and Cost Share, Calculate it Right! 10/4/2018      
Managing Faculty Effort 10/17/2018      
Using the Tools 5/30/2018      
Salary Cap 6/6/2018 12/12/18    
K Awards




Other Classroom Training Opportunities

Cost Sharing Essentials
Provides an overview of the types, sources and documentation requirements of cost sharing, describes the regulatory environment and identifies who is involved and their responsibilities. Sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs, Management Accounting and Analysis and Grant and Contract Accounting.
Research Administration Learning Program
Research and administration training opportunities. Sponsored by central and campus academic departments.
Grant and Contract Fiscal Administration I
Overview of policies, rules, regulations and procedures necessary for post award administration of grant and contract budgets. Sponsored by Grant and Contract Accounting.
Grant and Contract Fiscal Administration II
Advanced post award administration of grant and contract budgets. Sponsored by Grant and Contract Accounting.
Suggested Audience: ASTRA Authorizers
Designed to provide ASTRA authorizers with an overview of the three ASTRA roles applicable to campus users of eFECS. The eLearning introduces the ASTRA actions that may be assigned to each role and how an authorizer grants campus users access to eFECS. Tutorial runs approximately 5-7 minutes
(currently unavailable)
Suggested Audience: FEC Coordinators and Administrators
This self guided full length eFECS training course is designed to provide FEC Coordinators and/or Administrators with a comprehensive demonstration of the Faculty Effort Certification process using the eFECS application. It also prepares FEC Coordinators to train faculty on how to perform online certification.

Through lecture  and interactive hands-on activities, students will be introduced to system features, be made aware of the FEC business process and be provided with a review of eFECS functionality. The course will cover how to make adjustments to Faculty Effort Certification reports (FECs), how faculty certify their effort electronically and will provide information on additional tools and resources to support and train faculty on electronic certification within eFECS. It is recommended that Introduction to Faculty Effort Certification be taken before this class. Tutorial runs approximately 45 min- 1 hour.

Suggested Audience: Faculty certifying effort on FECs
An introduction to why FECs are necessary including instructions for certifying effort and basic eFECS navigational tips. Tutorial runs approximately 3-5 minutes.
Suggested Audience: FEC Coordinators
This tutorial introduces staff to cost share adjustments necessary to reflect actual effort performed for commited cost share displayed on the FEC and provides an awareness of the most common types of cost share adjustments. This e-Learning will interactively walk you through making an adjustment to cost shared effort and demonstrates the impact of this adjustment on the FEC. It does not cover cost share adjustments for K awards. Tutorial runs approximately 5-7 minutes.
Suggested Audience: Department Staff who Work with Cost Share
Suggested Audience: Department Staff who Work with Cost Share
Provides an overview of the Online FEC with definitions and terms.
Provides an overview of the Summary FEC with definitions and terms.
Detailed instructions for certifying an FEC, illustrated
Provides a basic introduction to the FEC process and eFECS system.
Designed for FEC Coordinators and Administrators
A short slide show to introduce Faculty to eFECS.
Template of the notification faculty first receive from eFECS 20 days before FECs should be certified.
Instructions for certifying an FEC.
Explains how to use MyFD's Transaction Summary Report to access salary transfers for any organization code.
Outlines the official policy for effort reporting at UW. 
Outlines general information on preparing a grant. See budget section for salaries and cost sharing.
Outlines the official UW policy on salary transfers.
Outlines official UW guidelines for cost sharing on Grants and Contracts.
UW Office of Research Guidelines for Applying the new Uniform Guidance.
General information on faculty effort, certification requirements, faculty cost share, retention schedule, links to related information.
Provides an overview of cost sharing types, requirements and tools for reporting.
Provides up to date grant and contract information by budget enabling campus to better manage awards.
Online report that displays the status of required mandatory and committed cost sharing.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, & Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Summary of salary caps for current and prior years and links to annual notice.
Information about NIH Career Development Awards (K Awards).
Instructions for deteriming full time effort for faculty with Career Development Awards (K Awards)
Policy for reduction of effort on K Awards during last two years of award.