2000-2001 Fringe Benefit Rates
for Extramural Support Funds

Listed below are the fringe benefits rates to be used by the University of Wisconsin System institutions in charging extramural funds for the employer's contribution to fringe benefits during the 2000-2001 fiscal year.

These rates include the employer's contribution to retirement, health insurance, FICA and Medicare FICA, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, income continuation insurance and life insurance. These rates should be used in all proposals submitted to extramural sponsors on or after February 1, 2000. Multiple year proposals should include an estimated increase for future fringe benefit costs.

Doctoral Institutions University Cluster Institutions




Doctoral Institutions

Please note that Project/Teaching Assistants have been combined with Research Assistants due to the 7/1/2000 change to FICA charges. The category that was previously titled "Other Grad Assistants" is now titled "Research Associates/Interns." Significantly higher health insurance cost is the main reason for higher rates in some categories. This includes coverage from the first month of employment for faculty and academic staff.

Classification of Salaries Doctoral
Cluster Rate
Faculty and Academic Staff 32.50
Classified Staff 44.50
LTE 17.50
Project Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, Pre-Doctoral Fellows and Trainees 13.50
Research Associates, Grad Interns and Residence Assistants 21.00
Post-Doctoral Fellows and Trainees 9.00
Ad Hoc Program Specialists and Undergraduate Assistants 5.00
Student Hourly 1.50


FRINGE BENEFIT RATE COMPONENTS DOCTORAL CLUSTER 2000-2001
BENEFIT CATEGORY UNCLASSIFIED
%
CLASSIFIED
%
LTE
%
PA/TA
FELLOWS,
RES ASSTS
RES ASSTS
%
RESEARCH
ASSOCIATES/
INTERNS
%
POST-
DOCTORAL
FELLOWS
%
AD HOC PROG
SPECS &
UNDERGRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
STUDENTS
%
Income Continuation Insurance 0.15 0.11            
Unemployment Compensation 0.05 0.16 0.57          
Workers' Compensation 0.22 0.21 0.25          
Social Security (FICA) 5.53 6.20 6.20 1.36 6.20   4.01 1.16
Medicare (FICA) 1.39 1.45 1.45 0.32 1.45   0.94 0.27
Health Insurance 11.74 21.50 3.86 13.15 11.71 7.09    
Life Insurance 0.07 0.10            
Retirement 13.60 13.60 4.69          
ERA Administration 0.01 0.01            
Adjustment -0.26 1.16 0.48 -1.33 1.64 1.91 0.05 0.07
TOTAL 32.50 44.50 17.50 13.50 21.00 9.00 5.00 1.50



University Cluster Institutions

Classification of Salaries University Cluster
Cluster Rate
Faculty and Academic Staff 36.00
Classified Staff 48.50
LTE 33.50
Project & Teaching Assistants 25.00
Research Associates & Interns 31.50
Ad Hoc Program Specialists and Undergraduate Assistants 7.65
Student Hourly 1.50
FRINGE BENEFIT RATE COMPONENTS UNIVERSITY CLUSTER 2000-2001
BENEFIT CATEGORY UNCLASSIFIED
%
CLASSIFIED
%
LTE
%
PROJECT &
TEACHING
ASSISTANTS
%
RESEARCH
ASSOCIATES &
INTERNS
%
AD HOC SPEC
& UNDERGRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
STUDENTS
%
Income Continuation Insurance 0.15 0.12          
Unemployment Compensation 0.08 0.28 0.57        
Workers' Compensation 0.52 0.53          
Social Security (FICA) 6.08 6.20 6.20 0.91 6.06 6.20 1.16
Medicare (FICA) 1.43 1.45 1.45 0.21 1.43 1.45 0.27
Health Insurance 12.63 23.89 16.27 23.74 23.73    
Life Insurance 0.07 0.10          
Retirement 13.60 13.60 9.21        
ERA Administration 0.01 0.01          
Adjustment 1.43 2.32 -0.20 0.14 0.28   0.07
TOTAL 36.00 48.50 33.50 25.00 31.50 7.65 1.50