Fringe Benefits are calculated on all regular employees of the University, including postdoctoral research associates and intermittent employees. Benefits are not calculated on graduate assistants or student workers. The fringe benefit rate is never negotiable.Intermittent employees who are not in a state retirement system are charged 8.2% fringe.
The fringe benefit rate is based on the average actual payments UNO makes for employee’s retirement, insurance, Medicare, FICA, and other federally allowed expenses. The rate is calculated by Business Affairs.
All proposals must include a 2% increase on the fringe rate for multi-year projects. A breakdown of these projected rates can be found in the table below and are included in the budget templates.