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Reduction or Removal of Effort Used to Meet Cost Share

Directive Statement

This directive establishes the proper methods of reducing or removing effort used to meet cost share.  This change does not need to be communicated to the sponsor unless the individual is Senior/Key Personnel, or the request is intended to reduce the overall required cost share commitment.

Commitment Guidance is a hands-on guide to assist departments with all aspects of effort commitments.

Reason for Directive

To ensure changes in effort follow University policies.

Who must comply?

All University Departments.


  1. In UFIRST the department should process a modification to reduce or remove this individual’s effort
  2. Contracts & Grants will work with the department to identify how the required cost share will now be met
  3. Cost Analysis will reduce/remove the effort commitments in the commitment module

Last Reviewed

03/31/2023: reviewed content


Effort Report Flow – How Does the Effort Report Receive Information?


UF HR Toolkit – Adjusting Committed Effort

UF HR Toolkit – Certifying the Effort of Students and Staff

UF HR Toolkit – Certifying Your Effort

UF HR Toolkit – Entering and Submitting Effort


Cost Analysis: (352) 392-5778

Contracts & Grants: (352) 392-1235

Division of Sponsored Programs: (352) 392-1582

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