Research faculty planning a leave of absence or sabbatical that is 90 days or more must contact your Grant or Contract Officer. When there is a reduction in personnel effort by the approved project director or Principal Investigator (PI) on an award, prior approval must be requested from the sponsor in advance for those budget deviations when there is disengagement from the project for more than three months, or a 25 percent reduction in time devoted to the project.
You will need to submit a brief written statement addressing your involvement and effort on each of your ongoing research awards and how these will be covered during your leave. OCG will supply a complete list of your ongoing research awards. The written statement(s) need to be submitted to OCG prior to the start of your leave.
Please note, you are still responsible for any reporting requirements that come due during your leave. Contact OCG Reports if you would like a complete list of reports that will be due during your leave.
Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 for Federal Awards §200.308 Revision of Budget and Program Plans states:
- Recipients are required to report deviations from budget or project scope in accordance with this section (b).
- Recipients must request prior approvals from Federal awarding agencies when there is disengagement from the project for more than three months, or a 25 percent reduction in time devoted to the project, by the approved project director or principal investigator. (c)(3)