Effort Policy Term Definition

Sometimes referred to as Level of Effort, Effort is the amount of time spent by an Individual on any activity expressed as a percentage of Total Professional Effort for which an Individual is compensated by a UTMB. It is extremely important to understand that Effort is not calculated on a 40-hour workweek or any other standard workweek. In addition, Total Effort must equal 100%. For example, if an Individual with a full-time appointment averages working 60 hours per week during the Effort Reporting Period and estimates that he/she spends an average of 15 hours each week on a Sponsored Program, 25% of that Individual’s Effort is spent on the Sponsored Program and the other 45 hours, allocated to other institutional activities, represents 75% Effort.