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News and Announcements

FASSPAR Data Loads

March 4, 2015

Due to an issue with the data feed into FASSPAR, the most recent data in the system is of January 28, 2015.  HUIT is aware of the issue and working on the problem. RAS will work with HUIT to get this resolved as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

RAS Coffee Club

March 3, 2015

RAS Coffee Club: Sponsored Expenditures Guidelines

March 3, 2015, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

In response to the OMB’s new Uniform Guidance, OSP is preparing to release a new Sponsored Expenditures Guidelines (this will replace the “Guidelines for Federal Sponsored Expenditures” document).  The first RAS Coffee Club of 2015 will be a review of the new Guidelines and the context in which they were expanded and developed. Sarah Axelrod, Director of Cost Analysis and Compliance at OSP, was instrumental in the re-write of the sponsored expenditure guidelines and will serve as the subject matter expert during our discussion. 

Mandy Ellenwood and Charlotte Gallant will facilitate. Space is limited and coffee’s on us! Sign up here.

RAS Coffee Club is held in the Lamont Library Café at the tables in the back.

Fellowship Payments and Reimbursements for Students and Non-employee Postdocs/Fellows

January 29, 2015

The Financial Policy Office (FPO) is pleased to announce the publication of a new financial policy, Fellowship Payments and Reimbursements for Students and Non-employee Postdocs/Fellows. The FPO developed the policy in response to several departments' requests for assistance around taxation of fellowships paid to students and non-employee postdocs.

NEW NIH Notice on Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts

January 5, 2015

This Notice provides information regarding the salary limitation for NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards and extramural research and development contract awards (referred to here as grants). For FY 2015, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public Law 113-235), signed into law on December 16, 2014, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale.