TUC Sponsored Programs

Fiscal Year 2023/2024 TUC Fringe Benefit Rates (effective July 1, 2023)

August 3, 2023

Dear Principal Investigators and Research Administrators:

Though TUC is still waiting for the approved new benefit rates from our cognizant agency, US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Cost Allocation, please note that we have applied the proposed benefit rates to sponsored projects as of July 1, 2023 since our system is unable to apply retroactive adjustments to 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 below will be charged to all sponsored programs for personnel costs incurred effective July 1, 2023.

Rate: 1: 5.2% (until 6/30/23: 3.7%)

For employees receiving no benefits: student assistants and temporary appointment, including faculty additional pay

Rate 2: 11.4% (until 6/30/23: 11.4%)

For hourly, casual, and salaried employees with retirement benefits only (2+ years of service).

Rate 3: 19.6% (until 6/30/23: 25.1%)

For employees with health benefits but not yet eligible for retirement (less than 2 years of service)

Rate 4: 36.7% (until 6/30/23: 36.5%)

For employees with health benefits and eligible for retirement (2+ years of service)

Please contact your Post-Award liaison should you have any questions.

Thank you,

Grace Slavik, Associate Executive Director, Financial Services