Benefit Cost Transfer Processing Transition to EFM for Contract and Grant Funds

Dear Colleagues, Effective July 1, 2022, processing Benefit Cost Transfer (BCT) journals to remove unallowable benefits or General, Automotive, and Employment Practices Liability (GAEL) impacting Contract and Grant (C&G) funds will transition to Extramural Fund Management (EFM) from the Central Resource Unit (CRU). CRU will continue to process BCT journals for non C&G funds following the existing procedures outlined on the … Read More

Reminder 2021-22 FYE Close – EFM Deadlines

Dear Colleagues, This is a reminder to note the upcoming EFM deadlines for fiscal year end 2021-22 shared in the announcement sent May 9, 2022.  If you have questions, please contact your EFM Accountant or Manager. Respectfully, Yoon LeeSenior Director, UCLA Extramural Fund Management

2021-22 FYE Close – EFM Deadlines

Dear Colleagues, Business and Finance Solutions (BFS) released the Closing Schedule for Fiscal Year End 2021-22 on April 26,2022. Based on BFS’s deadlines, EFM deadlines have been established as shown in the table below. Please submit requests to EFM by the deadline to be assured of EFM’s review and processing. Description Deadline for Department to submit to EFM for review … Read More

ERS Effort Report Release – Fall 21 to Winter 2022

Dear Colleagues, Effort reports for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 quarters are now available in the Effort Reporting System. You can access your department’s effort reports and begin the certification process. Reporting Period Non-Academics and 11/12 Academics 9/12 Academics Certification Deadline Fall 2021 October- December 2021 July – October 2021 July 31, 2022 Winter 2022 January – March 2022 … Read More

RAPID Closeout Tool Version Dated 04/21/2022 Release

Dear Colleagues, ORA is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the RAPID Closeout Tool (version dated 4/21/2022). Please download the latest version of the tool, available in the ORA Online Resource Center. This latest version includes the following updates: Training Grant: Postdoc Allowable/Unallowable Benefits: Updated to reflect the FY22-23 unallowable CBR rate of 13.40% (see “NIH … Read More

UCPath Salary Cost Transfer Redesign Project Campus Feedback Requested

Dear Colleagues, UCPath Center is leading the Salary Cost Transfer (SCT) Redesign project, partnering with all UC Campuses. The goal of the project is to simplify and enhance the SCT processes in UCPath. Please refer to the attached presentation at RAF on April 14th for more details on the approach, scope, and timeline of the project. EFM is seeking feedback … Read More

Release of Updated Tool to View Effort Report Certification Status in ORA Portal

Dear Colleagues, EFM is pleased to announce release of the tool to view Effort Report Certification status in a more dynamic way under the ORA Portal Compliance Tab. For quick reference, see the Compliance Tab in Portal. Updated Effort Reporting Certification page will now include four tabs: “Home” is the default landing page updated nightly, providing effort report certification rates … Read More

NIH NRSA Grants: Unallowable Benefits for FY22-23

Dear Colleagues, The Composite Benefits Rates (CBR) for different Employee Groups for FY22-23 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. The unallowable benefit percentage … Read More

Release Announcement for Summer 2021 Effort Reports

Dear Colleagues,  You may now access ERS to continue certification process of previously released Spring 2021 effort reports, and newly released Summer 2021 effort reports. 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 Summer 2021 July – September 2021 June – September 2021 April … Read More

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