2002-2003 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 2002-2003 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 March 22, 2002 with an anticipated beginning date of July 1, 2002 or later. Multiple year proposals should include an estimated increase for future fringe benefit costs.

Doctoral Institutions



University Cluster Institutions

Classification of Salaries University Cluster
Cluster Rate
Faculty and Academic Staff 37.50
Classified Staff 50.00
LTE 36.00
Project & Teaching Assistants 23.00
Research Associates & Interns 32.00
Ad Hoc Program Specialists and Undergraduate Assistants 7.65
Student Hourly 2.00
FRINGE BENEFIT RATE COMPONENTS UNIVERSITY CLUSTER 2002-2003
BENEFIT CATEGORY UNCLASSIFIED
%
CLASSIFIED
%
LTE
%
PROJECT,
TEACHING &
RESEARCH
ASSISTANTS
%
RESEARCH
ASSOCIATES &
INTERNS
%
AD HOC SPEC
& UNDERGRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
STUDENTS
%
Income Continuation Insurance 0.11 0.09          
Unemployment Compensation 0.15 0.06 1.22        
Workers' Compensation 0.43 0.44 0.51        
Social Security (FICA) 6.10 6.20 4.42   6.09 6.20 1.70
Medicare (FICA) 1.44 1.45 1.45   1.44 1.45 0.40
Health Insurance 16.05 31.30 22.38 23.42 25.86    
Life Insurance 0.06 0.09          
Retirement 13.60 13.60 8.41        
Adjustment -0.44 -3.23 -2.39 -0.42 -1.39   -0.10
TOTAL 37.50 50.00 36.00 23.00 32.00 7.65 2.00