New NIH Salary Cap Announced

Mar 13, 2018, 09:21 AM by Melodi Moore

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017,  (NOT-OD-18-137) restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. The Office of Personnel Management has recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 7, 2018, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is $189,600.

For awards issued in those years that were restricted to Executive Level II (see Salary Cap Summary, FY 1990 – FY 2017), including competing awards already issued in FY2018, if adequate funds are available in active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, grantees may rebudget to accommodate the current Executive Level II salary level. However, no additional funds will be provided to these grant awards.

In order to reduce administrative burden for ECRT Monthly certification dates of 12/1/17 to 2/28/18, the new rate would become effective in ECRT on 3/1/18.

Questions about the new salary cap should be directed to Ericia Huff