SPF Effort Reporting Policy

 Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation (HSU SPF) requires that all salaries and wages charged to sponsored projects are certified consistent with federal requirements. Effort reporting is required by all individuals who receive compensation from a federal grant or contract directly, or through cost sharing. As a condition to receiving federal funding, HSU SPF is required to maintain and certify the percentage of time that employees devote to federally-funded sponsored projects.

Export Controls Manual - prepared by the Chancellors Office

Certain types of equipment, software and technology are regulated by the U.S. government and this may impact the university and its employees’ ability to host international visitors, participate in international conferences, and conduct research in a completely open environment. While the CSU remains dedicated to academic freedom and openness in research, it must comply with the various laws and regulations known as export controls. Non-compliance with export controls may subject the university and individuals involved to civil and criminal penalties.

HSU SPF Facilities and Administrative Costs Policy

 As an authorized auxiliary of Humboldt State University (HSU), one of the responsibilities of the Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation (SPF), is to manage grants and contracts awarded by various Federal agencies, units of state and local governments, and private foundations and corporations to support research and educational programs conducted by HSU faculty and administration.


 The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA or Transparency Act - P.L.109-282, as amended by section 6202(a) of P.L. 110-252) requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to maintain a single, searchable website that contains information on all Federal spending awards. FFATA requires all recipients of federal awards to report purchases of $25,000 and greater under federal contracts. The act requires the reported data be made available to the public via www.USASpending.gov.

Procedure for Responding to the Death of a Student or Currently Employed Faculty or Staff

Procedure for Responding to Death of Student or Currently Employed Faculty or Staff

Revised – September, 2016

The President’s Office should be informed as soon as possible when a current employee or student dies. If the deceased is an active employee, the President’s Office shall contact the appropriate divisional Vice President. Following this initial notification, the following contacts should be made.