For FY 2016, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), signed into law on December 18, 2015, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. The Executive Level II salary is currently set at $183,300, increasing to $185,100 effective January 10, 2016.
The University encourages re-budgeting funds to accommodate the increase in salary cap when permissible, and adjustments should be effective February 1, 2016.
Implementation of the salary limitation for National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards can be found in Notice NOT-OD-16-045.
The NIH Salary Cap Summary is available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/salcap_summary.htm.
The University of Iowa Salary Cap Guidelines can be found at http://gao.fo.uiowa.edu/dhhs-salary-cap-university-guidelines-and-procedures.