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Effort Certification

Effort Certification Documents Explained

The A-21 Effort Certification Document is an after-the-fact method of accounting for effort of an employee, whose normal salary was paid in whole or part, or cost shared on a sponsored account. Learn more >


The U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-21 requires personnel activity reports for employees who fit certain criteria. The method of accounting for effort is the after-the-fact method. Learn more >

Calendar – Processing Schedule

Effort Certification Documents are processed on three different schedules each year. Learn more >


KFS Effort Certification Training and Guidance

Effort Recertification Request

Fill out and Submit an electronic effort recertification request. Learn more >