Effort for Faculty Less Than 1 FTE
When preparing a proposal for faculty who are working less than 100% FTE, the direct pay requested should represent a percentage of their institutional base salary (IBS), not their full time rate.
For instance, if a faculty member with a full time rate of $100,000 has a 50% appointment and is requesting 10% salary support, the commitment represents 10% of the 50% appointment or….
- Salary: 10% of the 50% salary, $5,000 ($100,000 x 50% x 10%)
- Person Months: 10% of 50% time, 0.6 person months.
- Percent Effort: 10% of 50% time, or 5%
Note: When preparing a proposal, the cost share should also be calculated in person months based on the part time rate. See "Cost Share for Faculty with Less than 1 FTE."
How Does this Look on the FEC?
The FEC will show the average paid FTE in the top right hand corner of the FEC. For faculty working less than 1 FTE this will be less than 100%.
The total of the distributions on the FEC will always equal 100% and represent 100% of the compensated effort paid by the University of Washington.
The percent effort on each grant should be a reasonable reflection of the person months (translated into percent effort) committed in the proposal divided by the FTE percent. The department should not try to reconcile the percent effort on the FEC to the percents in HEPPS or OPUS. These percents do not include IBS that does not have FTE associated with it such as Administrative and Endowed supplements or clinical salary paid through UWPi and CUMGi and are not adjusted for faculty who work less than full time.