Effort Certification Reminder

Published February 28, 2022 We are two weeks into the first effort reporting cycle in Workday. The due date for all effort to be certified is March 16, 2022. As of today, we have 34% of all eligible employees certified. Please reach out to the applicable faculty/staff in your department to remind them to look at […]

NIH Salary Cap for FFY2022

Published February 15, 2022 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $203,700 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 2, 2022, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. Find the full text for this notice NOT-OD-22-076 here. Effective February 11, 2022, Workday began applying […]

NSF: Implementation of the New SAM UEI to Replace DUNS

Published February 1, 2022 The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released the “Dear Colleague” information below. WashU’s SAM.gov registration is managed centrally by the Office of Sponsored Research Services. WashU’s SAM.gov registration is current with an expiration date of November 9, 2022. WashU’s UEI is L6NFUM28LQM5. If your NSF grant application will have outgoing subawards, […]

Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement

Published January 19, 2022 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released an updated version of their Grants Policy Statement (GPS) via NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-22-050. The revised GPS (dated December 2021) applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2021. This new GPS supersedes, in its entirety, […]

Update: Effort Reporting in Workday Schedule

Published January 11, 2022 The original first effort reporting cycle in Workday was issued on December 22, 2021. Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) has received feedback from several academic units that they would benefit from some additional time to process PAAs. Accordingly, the effort reporting schedule has been modified to accommodate that request (see below). Any other changes […]

Guidance for Research Laboratories and Clinical Research During COVID-19 Surge

Published January 7, 2022 Guidance for Research Laboratories During Current COVID-19 Surge As the number of new SARS Co-V 2 cases are at an all-time high in our community, it is more important than ever to follow mitigation procedures in the lab. At this time, the guidance already in place has not changed. The current recommendations can […]

VCR Announcement on COVID-19 Surge

Published December 30, 2021 We are sure you are all aware of the recent surge in COVID-19 in the St. Louis area, largely driven by the Omicron variant. We encourage you to get a booster shot (if medically appropriate) to protect yourself. Primary vaccination and booster shots against COVID-19 reduce the severity of the disease […]

Effort Reporting in Workday Schedule

Published December 22, 2021 The below dates are now outdated. Please view the current deadlines here. The first effort reporting cycle in Workday will start in in January 2022, and will cover the period of July 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022, for all faculty and staff that have a portion of their salary funded […]

Welcome Dr. Paola Cepeda – Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Published December 17, 2021 Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Paola Cepeda, PhD, has been named Director of Postdoctoral Affairs in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, effective January 4, 2022. Paola currently serves as the Program Manager for Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development at Stony Brook […]

Faculty Update on Workday

Published December 10, 2021 Dear Faculty and Staff, As Workday rolled out here at WashU over the summer, many activities and transactions that impacted research slowed down, in part because there was a steep learning curve to use the new system both within the departments/schools and in the central offices, in part because problems were […]