Special Benefits Rates
Special benefits rates are applied to all projects to provide funds to pay special personnel benefits specified on this site: http://budget.ncsu.edu/budgetoffice/documents/SpecialFringeBenefitsPools.pdf
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, 2016 the special benefits rates are as follows:
Academic Affairs (16030) 0.70% No change
Agricultural Research (16031) 0.80% 0.30 decrease
Cooperative Extension (16032) 0.70% No change
Non-State Funded Projects (excluding ledger 5)0.75%0.20 decrease
Contracts and Grants (ledger 5) 1.00% No change at this time
A contract and grant rate of .90% has been requested for ledger 5 activity. This increase is pending the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) approval and may not be charged under any circumstances until a new rate agreement has been signed by NC State and USDHHS. We will notify you of any rate changes as soon as possible after the negotiation process is complete.
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, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Alan H. Rebar, Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Scott R. Douglass, Vice Chancellor, Finance and Business
Kathy Lambert, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Joe Williams, Director, Benefits