CSU Reduces Faculty Research Administrative Burden
In less than a year, the institution reduced its number of certifications per quarter by more than 1,000 – from more than 2,700 to fewer than 1,700 – with Huron’s Employee Compensation Compliance solution (formerly ecrt).
Colorado State University (CSU) is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of North American universities in research expenditures. Like many institutions who are trying to understand the new regulations related to effort reporting, CSU is focused on ensuring compliance while minimizing administrative burden.
Huron first partnered with CSU to understand its current-state processes for effort certification and identified pain points in the current process. The university then implemented Huron’s Employee Compensation Compliance solution, a web-based tool that manages personnel compensation compliance, effort commitments, cost sharing and cost transfers.
Moving from its historical paper certification process to an electronic system while also leveraging an alternative, project-based approach to certification allowed CSU to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the process. The institution reduced the number of required certification statements, decreased its administrative burden, provided better financial transparency to the investigators, enabled stronger internal controls for its Office of Sponsored Programs and mitigated compliance risks around personnel compensation tracking.
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