"How can I ensure I receive credit and recognition for all of my contributions? Shouldn’t there be a way to reduce time spent on administrative and reporting requirements? How can I maintain control over my own record of contributions?" Having an ORCID can help with all of these issues, and more. Establishing and maintaining an ORCID addresses:
ORCIDs are interoperable with a variety of systems meaning that you can "Enter Once, Reuse Often".