The Effort Reporting System is a federal requirement to certify the effort of all employees who work on federally funded research grants and contracts.
Online and web-based, it replaces the 25-year-old outdated, paper-based PAR process.
A detailed explanation of effort reporting policies and requirements can be found on the Effort Reporting System webpage.
Information on how to use ERS can be found on the Controller's Office page Effort Reporting System - Training & Job Aids.
If you have questions about effort reporting policy or the Effort Reporting System, first consult your designated Reviewer. If that person is unable to assist you, consult your Effort Reporting Coordinator.
If you cannot get the assistance you need from your department, you can email the Controller's Office Solution Center or call 415-514-4100, option 2.