RSP Notice 2007-1

NOTICE 2007-1
March 15, 2007

TO: Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Department Administrators (for distribution to all Faculty)
FROM: L Kim Moreland, Director
SUBJECT:  Fringe Benefit Rates for July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008

The following fringe benefit rates will become effective July 1, 2007 for the Doctoral Cluster Institutions (UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee) and UW-Extension, and will be used when charging the employer’s contribution to fringe benefits on all new and on-going extramural projects.

Regular Faculty and Academic Staff  37.50%
Regular Classified 46.50%
Research Associates and Grad Interns 24.50%
Research Assistants, Project Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Pre-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees  27.50%
Post-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees 13.50%
Limited Term Employes (LTE's) 17.50%
Ad Hoc Program Specialists, Undergraduate Assistants and Undergraduate Interns 6.00%
Student Hourly Employes 2.00%

This year, the rate changes for many categories, particularly Faculty and Academic Staff and Classified, are larger than in previous years. The fluctuations are due to DHHS, our cognizant audit agency, changing the methodology for the handling of previous years' under- or over-recovery of actual costs. Regrettably, this change has reduced the University's ability to smooth out the impact of increasing health insurance and retirement costs over longer periods of time.

The specific components for each rate are detailed in a schedule that has been published at:

We appreciate your assistance in assuring that all projects with an anticipated beginning date of July 1, 2007 or later utilize the above rates.

xc: School/College Research Administrators

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