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.
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