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Our next effort certification period is rapidly approaching. Here are a few important things for you to consider as we get closer to our next effort certification period beginning on September 1, 2017:

January-June 2017 Effort Certification Period Timeline

Pre-Review Period Ends Thursday, August 31, 2017
Certification Period Begins Friday, September 1, 2017
Escalation Period Begins Sunday, October 1, 2017
Escalation Notices Sent Monday, October 2, 2017
Certification Period Ends Monday, October 30, 2017
True-ups in OSR’s Worklist Due Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The effort statements are available now to be reviewed. Feel free to get a head start on your review process today.

Changes to the Effort Reporting Policy

At the discretion of the department, an appropriate proxy may now be assigned for undergraduate students, regardless of employment status in ConnectCarolina. Our team will be sending a list of undergraduate students with effort statements to each department within the next couple weeks. This list may not be comprehensive, so if you identify other undergraduate students in your department that you would like to assign a proxy, please send the student’s name/PID along with the proxy name/PID to

ecrt Training Classes for New Effort Coordinators

For those new to ecrt or wishing to brush up on the effort certification process, the Effort Reporting team will be offering two identical ecrt training sessions this month. The same material will be presented at each session so please choose the session that will be most convenient for you. In order to register for one of these training sessions, please email with the date you would like to attend.

Tuesday, August 15
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Health Sciences Library – Room 307
Thursday, August 17, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Health Sciences Library – Room 307


The training will include an overview of the frequently used screens in ecrt; review some common pitfalls and best practices for the effort certification process; and discuss recent policy changes and the timeline for the Fall 2017 effort certification period. We look forward to seeing you there.

We thank you for all you do to make these effort certification periods successful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

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