Special Instructions for Summer 18, Fall 18, Winter 19

Effort Reporting Policies

Uniform Guidance

University Accounting Manual

Business Finance Bulletin

UC Contract and Grant Manual

Effort Reporting Procedure

  • Effort Reporting Procedure – The procedure outlines how effort reports are released and the timeline for certification at UCLA.

Department ERS Coordinators

ERS Mailing List

The ERS Mailing List, otherwise known as the "ERS Listserv," provides important information and updates regarding upcoming Certification Cycles, training opportunities and any other Effort Reporting related topics.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to the Effort Reporting System mailing list, or other ORA mailing lists, please visit the ORA Mailing Lists page.

ERS Training Courses

Upcoming Training

You may register via the UCLA Learning Management System (LMS).

ERS Detail Report

The ERS Detail Report can be located within the RAPID Closeout tool, which can be found on the ORA Online Resource Center website.

  • Select the link titled "Smart Closeout Tool (.zip)."
  • Once downloaded, select the Excel worksheet titled "RAPID_Closeout_And_ARRA_Reporting_Tool" and the Reporting Tool will be available under the Tools menu, titled "RAPID Project Quick Wins." Please use your QDB logon to open the Reporting Tool.
  • The ERS Detail Report can be found on the right side of the Reporting Tool's opening menu.
  • If you are using Excel 2007 you need to open Excel before selecting the downloaded worksheet. The Tool will now be available under the Add-Ins tab.