|TO:||Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Department Administrators (for distribution to all Faculty|
|FROM:||Nancy L. Wilkinson, Associate Dean and Director of RSP|
|SUBJECT:||Fringe Benefit Rates for July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004|
The following fringe benefit rates will become effective July 1, 2003
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||33.00%|
|Research Associates and Grad Interns||21.00%|
|Research Assistants, Project Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Pre-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees||20.00%|
|Post-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees||9.00%|
|Limited Term Employes (LTE's)||18.00%|
|Ad Hoc Program Specialists, Undergraduate Assistants and Undergraduate Interns||6.00%|
|Student Hourly Employes||2.50%|
Please note that the rate for Research, Project, and Teaching Assistants, and Pre-Doctoral Fellows and/or Trainees has changed dramatically. This rate change is necessary as a result of significant unanticipated increases in the cost of the separately bid health contract for this component.
For all other rates (except Research Associates and Grad Interns) we’ve experienced a modest change in the rate that was primarily due to increasing health insurance costs. The specific components for each rate are detailed in a schedule that has been published at: http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/chap4/rn/rn03-3t.html.
We appreciate your assistance in assuring that all projects with an anticipated beginning date of July 1, 2003 or later utilize the above rates.
xc: School/College Research Administrators
[Notice # 2003-3: http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/chap4/rn/rn03-3.html]