New fringe benefit rates for extramural projects effective July 1, 2012

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The following fringe benefit rates will become effective July 1, 2012 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.

Fringe Benefit Rates for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013

  • Regular Faculty and Academic Staff 41.00%
  • Regular Classified 56.00%
  • Research Associates and Grad Interns 26.70%
  • Research Assistants, Project Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Pre-Doc
    Fellows and/or Trainees 28.00%
  • Post-Doc Fellows and/or Trainees 17.80%
  • Limited Term Employees (LTE’s) 20.00%
  • Ad Hoc Program Specialists, Undergraduate Assistants and Undergraduate
    Interns 9.10%
  • Student Hourly Employees 2.30%

Rates are based on the actual costs of benefits paid during the fiscal
year July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. The decreases in Faculty,
Academic Staff, and Classified fringe rates are attributable to a
projected decrease in the University’s contributions for health
insurance and retirement costs in future years. The 2011 Wisconsin Act
10 (Budget Repair Bill) and 2011 Wisconsin Act 32 (Biennial Budget Bill)
increased employee contributions for these costs. Although the decreased
costs to the University did not occur during the fiscal year ending June
30, 2011; the new rates have been reduced to provide a smoother
adjustment to future years’ rates.

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, 2012 or later utilize the above

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