CUMG and Salary Cap
CUMGi includes benefits, which UWPi does not. As such, it is necessary to put CUMG into the fulltime rate in HEPPS/OPUS. This is to ensure that the correct institution pays the associated benefits.
However, because CUMG paid salaries are not in the salary distribution amounts used by eFECS for the calculation of the FTE percent (CUMG paid salaries are uploaded to eFECS through a separate process outside of HEPPS/OPUS), FECs will display an FTE less than 100% for faculty with CUMG payments. This results in the salary cap cost sharing being overstated.
Departments are advised to adjust the FEC as follows:
1. For faculty who have no grants subject to the salary cap or who’s combined UW/CUMG salary is under the salary cap:
a. Salary data on the FEC should be correct.
b. The percentages on the sponsored programs are adjusted to 100% and should reflect actual effort.
c. The “Average Paid FTEi” cannot be changed. Departments may insert a free form comment indicating “CUMG added into the fulltime rate for purposes of benefits. Faculty is 100% UW employee.”
2. For faculty who have grants subject to the salary cap and who’s combined UW/CUMG salary exceeds the salary cap:
a. Follow instructions above (a-c).
b. If the faculty has salary cap displayed on the FEC, recalculate it using the “Salary Cap Addendum Calculator” on the FEC Website: http://f2.washington.edu/fm/maa/fec/fectools
c. Use the “Adjust Cost Share” screen in eFECS to change the cost share to the appropriate percentage.