Institutional & Fiscal Data

The following information gives institutional data and budget tips which are always used in preparing a proposal. Please refer to this information each time you prepare a proposal. The rates and percentages are updated as needed.

Entity Number: 1-560791228-A1
Federal Tax ID Number: 56-0791228
Congressional District: NC-012
DUNS ID Number: 06-630-0096
CAGE Code (Commercial & Government Entity): 4B857
FICE Code  002975
J-1 Visa Designation: P-1-4774
North American Industrial Classification (NAIC) Code: 611310
Federal Wide Assurance Number: 00000649
OLAW Animal Welfare Assurance Number: A3600-01
Institutional Profile File Number (for NIH applications): 578202

Raises:

Raises for succeeding years should be estimated an average increase of two (2) percent per year. Raises are effective July 1 of each year.

Minimum Wage:

  • $7.25 / hour Student Temporary
  • $10.75 / hour Non-student Temporary
  • Actual rate based on job duties and responsibilities as described by Office of State Personnel

Fringe Benefits

(updated 7/2/14 for FY15:  July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)*

Chart of Average Fringe Benefit Rates

The below rates are based on average faculty & staff salaries for each Employee Category.  If the average project salary is anticipated to be considerably lower, appropriate benefits should be calculated (Chart for estimating Fringe Benefits by salary).  The reason is because health insurance is a static amount ($) per year and not a function of an employee's salary (rate %).  As such, if the annual FTE salary is less than the average salary bases specified below, the effective rates associated with health insurance increase.

Employee Category Average
Salary Base
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015
(Approved)
FY 2016
(Est.)
FY 2017
(Proj.)
FY 2018
(Proj.)
FY 2019+
(Proj.)
EPA Faculty & Staff $70,000 27.7% 29.2% 29.2% 30.8% 31.2% 31.5% 31.8% 32.2%
SPA Staff $50,000 33.4% 33.8% 34.2% 36.4% 37.1% 37.8% 38.5% 39.2%
Post Doc $40,000 15.1% 15.1% 16.1% 19.1% 19.3% 19.6% 19.8% 20.1%
Graduate Student $20,000 4.0% 7.74% 7.2% 11.1% 12.5% 14.1% 15.9% 18.1%
Undergraduate Student*   0.3% 0.65% 0.3% 3.07% 3.07% 3.07% 3.07% 3.07%
Undergraduate / Graduate Student (SUMMER)*   7.95% 8.3% 7.95% 10.72% 10.72% 10.72% 10.72% 10.72%
Temporary*   7.95% 8.3% 7.95% 10.72% 10.72% 10.72% 10.72% 10.72%

* Undergraduate & Non-Enrolled (Summer) Students and Temporary Employees do not receive health insurance.

To facilitate the budgeting of grant and contract proposals to external agencies, the Cost Analysis Unit of the Office of Grants & Contracts Administration has provided a four-year rate projection. Rates for fiscal years 2015-19 are based on approved/estimated/projected rates for medical insurance premiums paid for employees by the state, a biennial state directive on retirement rates, & Federally-negotiated Claims-Made rates.  If you have questions about these rates, please contact the Cost Analysis Unit at 7046871875.

Detail Breakdown of 2015 (estimated) Fringe Benefit Rates

Employee Category Retirement FICA / Social Security Claims-
Made
Fringe
Benefits
Total Fixed Fringe Rate w/o Health Insurance   Annual Health Insurance Premium   Average Fringe Benefit Rate
EPA Faculty & Staff 12.74% 7.65% 2.77% 23.2%

+

$5,378

=

30.8%
SPA Staff 15.21% 7.65% 2.77% 25.6% $5,378 36.4%
Post Doc 0% 7.65% 3.07% 10.72% $3,338 19.1%
Graduate Student 0% 0% 3.07% 3.07% $1,604 11.1%
Undergraduate Student 0% 0% 3.07% 3.07% - 3.07%
Undergraduate / Graduate Student (SUMMER) 0% 7.65% 3.07% 10.72% - 10.72%
Temporary 0% 7.65% 3.07% 10.72% - 10.72%

 

For more information, please see the links below:

   

Annual Health Insurance Premium Costs:

EPA/SPA:

North Carolina Senate Bill 744 - pg 241

           
 

Post Doc:

Postdoctoral Fellows - Benefits

           
 

Graduate Student:

UNC Charlotte Student Health Insurance

           

Retirement & FICA/Social Security

Claims-Made Rates

Tuition:

  • Include undergraduate/graduate student tuition as needed as a separate line item under other direct costs.
  • Project yearly increases at 7.8% above the previous year's rate.

Facilities and Administrative Cost (Indirect/Overhead):

Travel:

  • Per Diem, In-State - $103.20
  • Per Diem, Out-of-State - $117.70
  • Mileage Reimbursement - $ 0.565/mile when state car is unavailable. Otherwise $0.30/mile utilizing personal vehicle when state car is available.