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Effort Certification & DHHS Salary Cap

A combination of lecture, case studies, planning strategies, and hands-on learning activities provide needed skills in this collection of courses.
 

Effort Certification

Examine not only the federal requirements that shape institutional policy but also details of OHSU's 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. If there are researchers in your department who fit this criteria, we highly recommend the course!

Effort Reporting & Salary Cap Refresher

This course is offered before the Effort Certification deadline in order to support timely and accurate reporting. Whether you are a Department Effort Coordinator (DEC) who feels a bit rusty, are new to Effort or Salary Cap, or support your department's Effort Coordinator (DEC), these courses are for you. Lecture, case studies, planning strategies, and hands-on learning prepare you with great tools before diving into the task. 

Audience

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.

Schedule

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

Enrollment

Check the Research Calendar for dates, then request enrollment here.

OHSU employees are welcome to join the conversation on the RATE Community site.

Effort

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).

Find policies, timelines, and other valuable resources

Salary Cap

Office of Proposal and Award Management (OPAM) offers background and definitions for the DHHS Salary Cap.

Learn more