NOTICE 2003-3
January 7, 2003

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%
Regular Classified 45.00%
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:

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

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