Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits rates are a direct cost item and represent the pooled cost of employee benefits divided by the total salaries in each University employee class.  Proposals should be budgeted using only approved fringe rates rather than basing outyears on projected rates.



DHHS Approval Date  4/29/2020 7/16/2021
Faculty & Research Associates 23.2% 23.6%
Exempt staff (including Vacation Assessment**)   40.8% 40.8%
Non-exempt/Union staff (including Vacation Assessment**) 56.0% 55.8%
Temporary 8.0% 7.8%
HU Postdoc  26.3% 24.9%

Postdoc Stipendee 

Flat rate:
$9,180 / year
$765 / month

Flat rate:
$10,098 / year
$842 / month

The Office for Sponsored Programs Fringe Benefits Rates page contains more information about Fringe Benefits, details rates for appointment types beyond those listed above, and posts copies of recent and current Fringe Rate agreements. 

Additional details about the specific components that comprise the Fringe Rates and the Postdoc Stipendee Flat Rate may be found here:


**Vacation Assessment Rates:

  FY21 FY22
Exempt 10.0% 9.9%
Non-exempt/Union 10.3% 10.0%


For help calculating vacation fringe on professional staff salaries, see Personnel: Professional Staff
For policy information related to vacation fringe, see the Absence Management Policy (OSP)