January 03, 2018
The University and the Academy of Natural Sciences recently submitted the fringe benefit proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish the fiscal year 2019 fringe benefit rates for sponsored projects. These rates are not final until we receive the official rate letter from DHHS, however, we do not expect any significant changes when they are finalized. It is anticipated that the University will not receive the approved, final rate letter for at least 3 to 6 months. Therefore, you should begin to utilize these proposed rates on any proposal submissions that will have salary and wages after July 1, 2018 to ensure that you have budgeted adequate funding. Coeus has been updated to reflect the new rates.