1998-99 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 1998-99 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. They should be used in all proposals submitted to extramural sponsors on or after February 2, 1998. Multiple year proposals should include an estimated increase for future fringe benefit costs.

Doctoral Institutions Non-Doctoral Institutions




Doctoral Institutions

Classification of Salaries Doctoral
Cluster Rate
Faculty and Academic Staff 32.50
Classified Staff 42.00
LTE 16.00
Research Assistants, Pre-Doctoral Fellows and Trainees 9.00
Project, Program and Teaching Assistants and Research Associates 15.50
Post-Doctoral Fellows and Trainees 8.90
Ad Hoc Program Specialists and Undergraduate Assistants 7.65
Student Hourly 3.00


FRINGE BENEFIT RATE COMPONENTS DOCTORAL CLUSTER 1998-99
BENEFIT CATEGORY UNCLASSIFIED
%
CLASSIFIED
%
LTE
%
RAs,
TRAINEES,
FELLOWS,
RES ASSTS
%
OTHER
GRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
POST-
DOCTORAL
FELLOWS
%
AD HOC PROG
SPECS &
UNDERGRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
STUDENTS
%
Income Continuation Insurance 0.15 0.09            
Unemployment Compensation 0.17 0.17 0.74          
Workers' Compensation 0.44 0.56            
Social Security (FICA) 5.38 5.94 6.20   6.20   6.20 2.17
Medicare (FICA) 1.45 1.45 1.45   1.45   1.45 0.21
Health Insurance 9.42 18.24 2.91 11.03 10.37 6.90    
Life Insurance 0.08 0.11            
Retirement 15.20 15.20 4.96          
ERA Administration 0.01 0.01            
Adjustment 0.20 0.23 -0.26 -2.03 -2.52 2.00   0.62
TOTAL 32.50 42.00 16.00 9.00 15.50 8.90 7.65 3.00



Non-Doctoral Institutions

Classification of Salaries Non-Doctoral
Cluster Rate
Faculty and Academic Staff 32.00
Classified Staff 49.50
LTE 29.00
Graduate Assistants 23.00
Ad Hoc Program Specialists and Undergraduate Assistants 7.65
Student Hourly 3.00


FRINGE BENEFIT RATE COMPONENTS UNIVERSITY CLUSTER 1998-99
BENEFIT CATEGORY UNCLASSIFIED
%
CLASSIFIED
%
LTE
%
GRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
AD HOC SPEC
& UNDERGRAD
ASSISTANTS
%
STUDENTS
%
Income Continuation Insurance 0.15 0.08        
Unemployment Compensation 0.10 0.25 0.22      
Workers' Compensation 0.75 0.78        
Social Security (FICA) 5.99 5.60 6.20 6.20; 6.20 2.30;
Medicare (FICA) 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 0.19
Health Insurance 9.28 26.23 13.71 15.03    
Life Insurance 0.08 0.11        
Retirement 15.20 15.20 8.70      
ERA Administration 0.01 0.01        
Adjustment -1.01 -0.21 -1.28 0.32   0.51
TOTAL 32.00 49.50 29.00 23.00 7.65 3.00