Personnel Activity Report (PAR)

Note: The Effort Reporting Process (aka Personnel Activity Report PAR) was replaced with the Annual Payroll Certification Federal Demonstration (FDP) pilot effective April 1, 2011.

Instructions for completing the PAR form.

Review payroll percentage--if incorrect by plus/minus 5 percent correct PAR and do Payroll adjustment (UPAY646). Copy should be attached.

Reporting effort must equal 100%.

If pay is directly charged to a sponsored project, there must be some effort reported under this category. Effort percentage under sponsored projects must be at least equal to the pay from sponsor project percentage. If there is cost sharing on an award, the P.I. should have some effort reported on the PAR under Sponsored Projects.

Certification of effort is required to verify work performed and the distribution of effort as reasonable. A responsible official should sign for non-professional employees (employee signs only if the official does not have sufficient knowledge of activities). A staff employees effort should be certified by the MSO, PI, chair, or immediate supervisor. A professional employee can sign their own PAR or a responsible official should sign. A responsible academic official may sign for faculty or academic appointees if the official has a knowledge of activities. Faculty and academic appointees (Title Codes 0000-3999) usually sign their own PAR.

If salaries are charged to two different departments grants then both departments must sign.

For more information please see PAR System Overview and/or call Pat Hogan in Accounting at x3302.

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