To: Deans, Directors, and Department Heads

Barbara A. Moses
Associate Vice Chancellor, Budget and Resource Management

Subject: Special Benefits Rates
Date: June 5, 2017

Special benefits rates are applied to all projects to provide funds to pay special personnel benefits specified on this site:

On a monthly basis, the special benefits rates are automatically charged to the salary expenditures of each project. 

The university level projects that pool these funds are analyzed periodically to assure sufficient cash flow to meet anticipated costs.  Based on our recent analysis and projected future needs, effective July 1, 2017 the special benefits rates are as follows:

Rate Change    

Academic Affairs (16030) 0.70% No change

Agricultural Research (16031) 0.60% 0.20 decrease

Cooperative Extension (16032) 0.60% 0.10 decrease

Non-State Funded Projects (excluding ledger 5) 0.60% 0.15 decrease

Contracts and Grants (ledger 5) 0.90% No change at this time

The decreases in rates are driven by lower unemployment insurance.

If you have any questions concerning these rates, please contact me at 513-1263.

cc: W. Randolph Woodson, Chancellor

  Warwick A. Arden, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

  Alan H. Rebar, Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Economic Development

  Scott R. Douglass, Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration

  Marie Williams, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

  Joe Williams, Director, Benefits