NOTICE 2004-1
January 14, 2004

(This notice has been amended at

TO: Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and Department Administrators (for distribution to all Faculty)
FROM: William J. Vance, Director
SUBJECT:  Fringe Benefit Rates for July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005

The following fringe benefit rates will become effective July 1, 2004 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  33.50%
Regular Classified 45.00%
Research Associates and Grad Interns 21.50%
Research Assistants, Project Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Pre-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees  25.00%
Post-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees 10.00%
Limited Term Employees (LTE's) 19.00%
Ad Hoc Program Specialists, Undergraduate Assistants and Undergraduate Interns 6.00%
Student Hourly Employees 2.50%

Please note that the rate for Research, Project, and Teaching Assistants, and Pre-Doctoral Fellows and/or Trainees continues to change dramatically.  This continued rate increase is necessary due to a significant deficit in the recovery of health insurance costs for these individuals.

Other rates experienced a modest change 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, 2004 or later utilize the above rates.

xc: School/College Research Administrators

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