Time and Effort
Any individual who works any portion of his or her time on federal, state of Texas, and certain other non-federal sponsored projects or activities, whether compensated or uncompensated by that project directly, is required to certify effort using the web-based Time and Effort Certification System for exempt employees or TimeTraq for non-exempt employees.
Time & Effort Departmental Administrator Access
Time & Effort Departmental Administrator Request
The following pages on The Texas A&M University System website correspond to the correct process/procedure for individuals in various roles in the Texas A&M research enterprise. In addition, this website contains a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the certification process.
Principal Investigator (Self Certify)
The Texas A&M University System provides information and guidelines on the time-and-effort reporting process.
Specific rules and regulations, adopted by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Texas A&M, and The Texas A&M University System, apply to the time-and-effort certification process.
Texas A&M Rule 15.01.01.M4 (PDF)
A&M System Regulation 15.01.04 (PDF)
SSO – TrainTraq Time and Effort Course
Course Number 2111113
How to certify…
Self Certification (usually for PI eligible employees) – (Video)
Certifying your employees time and effort documents (for manager) – (Video)
For more information please visit the The Texas A&M University System Time and Effort website.
Karan Watkins, Director
Division of Research
Texas A&M University