July 1, 2021
Dear Principal Investigators and Research Administrators:
Our cognizant agency, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Cost Allocation, has just approved our new benefit rates.
Please note that the new benefit rates are based on TUC’s actual benefit expenses and a standard calculation scheme imposed by DHHS. TUC has no direct influence on the results.
The new rates will be charged to all sponsored programs for personnel costs incurred effective July 1, 2021.
Rate: 1: 4.6% (until 6/30/21: 5.9%)
For employees receiving no benefits: student assistants and temporary appointment, including faculty additional pay
Rate 2: 9.9% (until 6/30/21: 13.9%)
For hourly, casual, and salaried employees with retirement benefits only (2+ years of service).
Rate 3: 19.5% (until 6/30/21: 25.2%)
For employees with health benefits but not yet eligible for retirement (less than 2 years of service)
Rate 4: 33.9% (until 6/30/21: 37.2%)
For employees with health benefits and eligible for retirement (2+ years of service)
Please contact your Post-Award liaison should you have any questions.
Grace Slavik, Associate Director, Post-Award