[News from the Offi] Dear Colleagues, As of today, Georgia State University has concluded its FY 2014 fringe rate negotiations with the Department of Health and Human Services. Due to rising health care and retirement costs, the university's full-time employee fringe rate has increased by 2.1 percent. The part-time employee and graduate assistant fringe rates have decreased. The rates below should be used immediately on all sponsored proposals. Employee Type Fringe Rate Full-Time (Faculty & Staff) 29.9% Part-Time (Faculty & Staff) 1% Graduate Assistant 1.4% Additional information, including FY14 fringe rates and FAQs are available on URSA's Fringe Rates<http://ursa.research.gsu.edu/ursa/funding/proposal-development/fringe-benefits/> webpage. If you have any questions related to fringe benefits rates, please contact Cynthia Martin<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Questions related to the application of the rate in proposals should be directed to your contact in the Office of Sponsored Programs. Sincerely, James A. Weyhenmeyer, Ph.D. Vice President for Research and Economic Development Copyright (c) 2013 Georgia State University. All rights reserved.