RAPID Closeout Tool Version Date 12/09/2021 Release

Dear Colleagues, ORA is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the RAPID Closeout Tool (version dated 12/09/2021). Please download the latest version of the tool, available in the ORA Online Resource Center. This latest version includes the following updates: PPS Payroll Reports: The prefix “PPS” was added to report names in the main menu to clearly … Read More

ERS Release Announcement for Spring 2021

Dear Colleagues, EFM is pleased to announce that you can now access your department’s Spring 2021 effort reports and begin the certification process. Reporting Period Non-Academics and 11/12 Academics 9/12 Academics Certification Due Date Spring 2021 April – June 2021 March – June 2021 February 28, 2022 As with our prior releases, effort reports affected by known UCPath issues will … Read More

Postdoctoral Unallowable Benefits on NRSA Grants

Dear Colleagues, It came to our attention that there are benefit charges of Medical Residents with Title Code 2749 and 2750 on NIH NRSA awards. They are in the CBR group #8 “Employees & Students with Limited Benefits” and currently assessing 3.5% CBR. The table below shows the percentage of CBR that is unallowable for Postdoc (CBR group#5) and employees … Read More

EFM 2021-2022 Winter Holiday Closure

Dear Colleagues, In observance of the UCLA Winter Holiday Closure, Extramural Fund Management will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 17, 2021, and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 3, 2022. For the Closeout Packets that were due by November 30, 2021 but not submitted to EFM, EFM will provide the results of its final expense review to … Read More

RAPID Closeout Tool Version Dated 08/26/2021 Release

Dear Colleagues, ORA is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the RAPID Closeout Tool (version dated 08/26/2021). Please download the latest version of the tool, available in the ORA Online Resource Center. This latest version includes the following updates: Pre-award Expenditure Report (New!): Identifies expenses prior to the start date of the award. UCPath Reports Payroll Reports: … Read More

Postdoctoral Unallowable Benefits on NRSA Grants

Dear Colleagues, Composite Benefits Rates (CBR) for different employee groups are available on the Corporate Financial Services website. Per the NIH Grant Policy Statement Section 11 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards, costs normally associated with employee benefits (such as FICA, workman’s compensation, life insurance, union dues, and unemployment insurance) are unallowable. Such unallowable benefit costs compose 12.57% of … Read More

PAMS New Feature – Advanced Deliverables Search

Dear PAMS Users, We are excited to announce a new PAMS feature – Advanced Deliverables Search! This new page in PAMS allows you to search for financial deliverables assigned to your portfolio by using various search parameters. This new search capability will help with the monthly reconciliation of your portfolio, including submitting information needed to complete financial deliverables on-time. Under … Read More

2020-21 FYE Close – EFM Deadlines

Dear Colleagues, As a friendly reminder, Business and Finance Solutions (BFS) released the Schedule for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year Closing . In conjunction with BFS’s deadlines, the following dates are EFM’s deadlines for Department to submit FYE Closing Activities. Respectfully, Robert De Jesus, Accountant UCLA ORA-EFM | Research Finance Compliance Team Tel: 310.794.6997| Fax: 310.794.2852 Email: robert.dejesus@research.ucla.edu    

New Location of PAMS F&A Reconciliation Page

Dear PAMS Users, The F&A Reconciliation page in PAMS has been moved to a new location effective Monday, 1/11/21. You can now find the F&A Reconciliation page under the PAMS “Billing and Reporting” tab. All existing links to the F&A Reconciliation page, including the links under the Management Reports tab and the Closeout tab, will automatically redirect you to this … Read More

EFM Plans for 2020-21 Campus Winter Holiday Closure

Dear Colleagues, In observance of the UCLA Winter Holiday Closure, Extramural Fund Management will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020, and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021. For the Closeout Packets that were due by November 30, 2020 but not submitted to EFM, EFM will provide the results of its final expense review to departments by Tuesday, … Read More