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: Your feedback is welcome and appreciated. For any questions or suggestions, please contact … 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: If you have any questions about this new RAPID Tool version, contact your EFM accountant. Thank you, … 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