EASE stands for Employee Activity Summary of Effort. EASE is a University form completed by most
ISU employees twice a year to capture the types of activities or functions in which they are involved.
Functions are categorized as Instruction, Research and Scholarship, Outreach, Administration, and
Service/Other. There are four major reasons why Iowa State University has a process for gathering
- Completion of the form provides confirmation of direct personnel effort on federal and state sponsored programs. This confirmation is mandated by federal regulation.
- Completion of the form documents cost share on sponsored programs. Mandatory cost share confirmation is also required by federal regulation.
- The State of Iowa mandates the reporting of faculty and staff effort.
- Information from the EASE forms is used by the University to make decisions related to research space needs.
Contact SPA with questions on EASE forms.