Effective July 1, 2013, Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) will
begin loading effort for PI's and co-PI's into the RF Business
System without the need to complete IFR forms.
This new process promises to relieve PI's, co-PI's, and their
administrators of the considerable burden associated with the
completion of IFR forms. Furthermore, the new process will
require approvals from the cognizant Chair and Dean when changes
are requested to the committed effort, providing the academic units
with a better understanding of the potential impact on expected
IFR/salary recovery prior to implementing a change.
The process is envisioned to run as follows:
- Notice of New Award/New Money received in SPS.
- PI's and co-PI's are notified of the New Award/New Money
by email, and that committed effort is being loaded into the RF
Business System according to the proposal budget. Associate
Deans for Research and CFO's are copied on that email.
- SPS loads committed effort (Academic Year/Calendar
Year/Cost Share) for the active project year into the RF Business
System according to the approved Proposal Budget.
- SPS uses the ePTF application to calculate the salary
recovery amount (for calculation purposes only, not for appointment
processing), and scans the ePTF form to the CFO. PI's and
co-PI's are copied on the email. Note: salary recovery
for individuals not included in the proposal budget must be
communicated to SPS by the PI or department.
- Revisions to the initial level of effort, if any, will
require approval by the cognizant Chair and Dean via a Change
in Effort form.