Regarding Grant Funded Salary Raises Policy

Sponsor:

Office of Sponsored Programs

Contact:

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

Category:

Research and Sponsored Programs

Number:

900.004

Effective Date:

2011/01/01

Review Date:

2018/08/01

Implementation History:

01/01/2011

Keywords:

Grants, salary increases, salary raises

Background Information:

For federal grants, OMB Circular A-21 requires that “Compensation for personal services covers all amounts paid currently or accrued by the institution for services of employees rendered during the period of performance under sponsored agreements. Such amounts include salaries, wages, and fringe benefits. These costs are allowable to the extent that the total compensation to individual employees conforms to the established policies of the institution, consistently applied…….”

Purpose

This policy provides consistency across the college on salary increases regardless of whether the funds for a salary increase have been allocated in a grant award.

Definitions

None

Statements

Raises on salaries funded by grants are typically built into a proposal budget. Actual salary raises from a grant must be consistent with that for all other college personnel and must reflect the level approved by the State University of New York (SUNY) or the Research Foundation of SUNY (RF). If no pay raises are granted by SUNY, then grant funded salaries will not be raised.

Applicable Legislation and Regulations

2 CFR, Part 220 J10 (OMB Circular A-21, J10)

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