DHHS Salary Cap Announcement 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, restricts the amount of direct salary which may be paid to an individual under an HHS grant, cooperative agreement, or applicable contract to a rate no greater than Executive Level II of the Federal Executive Pay Scale.  The Executive Level II salary was previously set at $197,300 and increased to $199,300 effective January 3, 2021.

The University encourages re-budgeting funds to accommodate the increase in salary cap when permissible, and adjustments should be effective February 1, 2021.

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.

If you need assistance tracking restrictions or have any questions, please contact Angie Klein (angela-klein@uiowa.edu), Scott Kallaus (scott-kallaus@uiowa.edu) or Bob Le Sage (robert-lesage@uiowa.edu).


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Publish Date: 

Monday, February 1, 2021