The amount of time spent on any activity expressed as a percentage of total institutional activities for which an individual is compensated by a TAMUS institution. Total effort must equate to 100%.
OMB Circular A-21, Section J.10.b (1) (c) states that “in an academic setting, teaching, research, service, and administration are often inextricably intermingled. A precise assessment of factors that contribute to costs is not always feasible, nor is it expected. Reliance, therefore, is placed on estimates in which a degree of tolerance is appropriate.” Section J.10.b (2) (a) states that “the payroll distribution system will … (ii) reasonably reflect the activity for which the employee is compensated by the institution;…”