**Certification Statements are sent to schools and offices generally around the 15th of the month following the end of each quarter.**
The federal government mandates that those whose wages are paid by a federal grant certify that they are working on grant-related activities. All MCPS employees in grant-funded positions must complete quarterly Certification Statements. Those with more than one position, one or more of which is grant funded, must also complete biweekly Personnel Activity Reports (PAR). This page provides links to information about the payroll time and effort processes, links to required forms, important due dates, and a video course that reviews the certification process and details its importance.