KFS Payroll Certification System (KFS-PCS)

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The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly called "Uniform Guidance") provides Federal funding recipients with specific guidance surrounding tracking and reporting of payroll related costs (2 C.F.R.§200.430).

UCI fulfills the salaries and wages Federal reporting requirement through a Payroll Certification Process. This is supported by the Payroll Certification System which resides within the Kuali Financial System (KFS-PCS). The Payroll Certification Process requires that Principal Investigators complete an after-the-fact review of salaries and wages charged to their Federal awards (including cost-shared salaries), and certify that they are accurate, allowable, and properly allocated. The payroll certification must take place at least every 12 months, and it is due 90 days from the award budget period end date to ensure timely processing of all necessary adjustments.

Learn More About KFS-PCS

In addition to the information found on these pages, KFS-PCS users must be familiar with the regulations and conditions of their award. For more information, see the Contracts and Grants Accounting homepage.

Principal Investigators

Are you a Principal Investigator in need of help certifying a PCS Report?

Please see the Certify a PCS Report page for step-by-step instructions.

PCS Help Desk

If you need help and can't find the answer on this website, please contact the Central Payroll Certification Administrator (CPCA) at pcshelp@uci.edu.