Effort Certification & DHHS Salary Cap

A combination of lecture, case studies, planning strategies, and hands-on learning activities prepare you with needed skills in this collection of courses:

Effort Certification

Examine the federal requirements that shape institutional policy and details of the OHSU Effort Certification procedure, including reporting frequency and shared compliance responsibility. Effort Reporting, with its compensation indications, relates very closely to the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Salary Cap.

DHHS Salary Cap

Gain tools for navigating the complex process of budgeting for and managing salaries affected by the DHHS Salary Cap. How do you know if the course is right for you? The Salary cap applies to any OHSU employee working on DHHS sponsored awards who earns more than $181,500 (the current salary cap) as an 1.0 FTE base salary.

Effort Reporting & Salary Cap Refresher

This course is offered before the Effort Period closes in order to support your review and coordination process, to trouble-shoot and answer questions, and to help with the submission of timely and accurate reports.


Intermediate: These courses support Department Effort Coordinators and others who assist with effort certification as well as department administrators involved in planning and budgeting for grant support.


Each course runs 2 hours and is offered semi-annually.


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For more details about these courses, visit the RATE Community.


Effort Certification is our responsibility as an institution that accepts federal funds for research. We are also responsible for correctly administering the Salary Cap set by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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Salary Cap

Sponsored Projects Adminstration offers background and definitions for the DHHS Salary Cap.

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