Certification #15 2011-2012: EFFORT REPORTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
The purposes of this document are: (1) to comply with the Federal Regulations 2 CFR 220 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, and all other applicable Federal Laws and Regulations, for the certification of effort performed on a federally sponsored program; and, (2) to assure that effort certifications completed in connection with University sponsored projects are accurate, reasonably reflect the actual level of effort expended on a sponsored project, and comply with sponsor’s requirements, terms and conditions in areas, such as: salary charged to those projects, the commitment indicated (including mandatory and voluntary committed cost sharing) in the proposal and subsequent award, and in the corresponding estimates of facilities and administrative (F&A) costs (indirect costs) charged to sponsors.
This document additionally provides guidelines to faculty and staff on their responsibilities in relation to institutional and sponsor Effort Reporting policies and procedures, and the required periodic effort certifications and reports. All personnel must be...
Certification #14 2011 - 2012: POLICY FOR THE PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
This Policy establishes the definition of IBS and the requirements in the submission of proposals and the charging of sponsored agreements to comply with the requirements of 2 CFR 220 (OMB Circular A-21), Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, which, interalia, establishes the following:
“Compensation for personal services covers all amounts paid currently or accrued by the institution for services of employees rendered during the period of performance under sponsored agreements. Such amounts include salaries, wages, and fringe benefits. These costs are allowable to the extent that the total compensation to individual employees conforms to the established policies of the institution, consistently applied, and provided that the charges for work performed directly on sponsored agreements and for other work allocable as F&A costs are determined and supported.... Charges to sponsored agreements may include reasonable amounts for...
Apple today announced that iCloud — a breakthrough set of free cloud services that includes iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream, and Documents in the Cloud — will be available on October 12. iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, contacts, calendars, documents, and more, keeping them up to date across all your devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. When content changes on one device, all your other devices are updated automatically and wirelessly.
And I start using it today!!! Well... to be honest... after 1.5GB in updates, i could install and configure my MacBook Pro to use iCoud. So... I need to update my devices (iPod... I miss my iPhone) to really tell you how awesome this feature is.
Maybe many people already know how Steve Jobs change the way we work at the Agricultural Experiment Station... but here we go. From the last 3 year, The Office of Technology Information at AES it's been changing the way users around a computer. In the past, only Windows computers were around our offices and research labs, but all this start to change when Apple introduced Intel Processors in all their computers. By that, we start acquiring Apple computers but giving the users the option to boot in a Windows partition. At first this looks crazy but the users likes that they have the option to select the OS they feels comfortable.
In the first year, about 60% of the users start using their OS X partition, seeing that they don’t have any problems with viruses and malwares. I can’t deny that Office was a bit of a problem at first because the users didn’t know how to find the options. But the waters recede and the users start to learn faster by themselves.
Today, Apple computers are the first option of machines we work with at the Agricultural Experiment Station. With...
El Dr. James Beaver fue seleccionado como "2011 Crop Science Society of America Fellow". Este prestigioso premio fue otorgado por la "Crop Science Society of America". El Dr. Beaver será reconocido y homenajeado por su premio durante la "Crop Science Society of America Breakfast, Awards, and Plenary" que se llevará a cabo en San Antonio, Texas el día 17 de octubre de 2011 de 7:30 a 9:30 a.m.
Se extiende el receso administrativo en el RUM
El doctor Jorge Rivera Santos, rector interino del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), extendió el receso administrativo para mañana miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2011. El Plan de Emergencias del RUM, aprobado por la Junta Administrativa, estipula que mientras esté en efecto un aviso de tormenta tropical para la Isla, el Recinto debe permanecer en receso.
El boletín emitido a las 11:00 p.m. por el Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (SNM) indicó que todavía Puerto Rico está bajo un aviso de tormenta tropical. De acuerdo, con la información provista por el SNM se pronostican lluvias para el suroeste de la Isla en horas de la madrugada.
Rivera Santos solicitó a los empleados del RUM a estar alerta al próximo boletín que emitirá el SNM a las 5:00 a.m. Una vez dejen sin efecto el aviso de tormenta, todos los empleados deberán retornar a sus labores.
Expresó que, como de costumbre, se actualizará la información a través del correo electrónico y las redes sociales oficiales del RUM.
The NEW Edition of Cosecha is OUT!! Get you electronic copy here. You can find in this edition:
- Internados de Verano
- Noticias de Facultad
- Noticias de la Estación Experimental Agrícola
- Conferencia Estatal 4-H
- Noticias del Servicio de Extensión Agrícola
I am please to inform you that the Variety Release Committee of the UPR Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) recently recommended the release of the white-fleshed sweet potato "Camuy" as a cultivar. Results from research conducted UPR Agricultural Experiment Station scientists demonstrate that "Camuy" has superior yield and unique horticultural traits. The white flesh color is preferred in the Lesser Antilles so the release may benefit farmers throughout the region. A manuscript will be submitted to the J. of Agriculture of the UPR. The manuscript will describe the attributes of "Camuy" sweet potato.