The Grant Reporting System (GRS) Expense Verification Tool is part of the online GRS system and can be accessed through the myOregonState portal. The tool is available for researchers and enables them to efficiently review expenses on their grants on a monthly basis. Use of the Expense Verification Tool became mandatory on January 1, 2021.
The tool includes a user-friendly and intuitive interface for Principal Investigators or delegates, to review expenses on their grants, identify inaccurate postings of spending, and straightforwardly alert their business center by tagging the item in the tool.
The tool replaced other duplicative PI expense approvals including review of BennyBuy invoices, BennyBuy purchases under $5,000, and travel reimbursements. Elimination of other duplicative PI expense approvals are under consideration.
Adoption of the expense verification tool will allow our campus to move towards project-based effort certification on federal awards, replacing our current onerous Personnel Activity Report (PAR) form effort certification process. This move will result in a significant reduction of administrative burden for PIs, Business Centers, and the Research Office.
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