[News from the Offi] Dear Colleagues, Georgia State University has concluded its FY 2015 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 1.6 percent. The part-time employee and graduate assistant fringe rates have also increased. The rates below should be used immediately on all sponsored proposals. Employee Type Fringe Rate Full-Time (Faculty & Staff) 31.5% Part-Time (Faculty & Staff) 1.1% Graduate Assistant 1.9% Additional information, including FY15 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 Ken Packman<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 Proposals and Awards. Sincerely, James A. Weyhenmeyer, Ph.D. Vice President for Research and Economic Development Copyright (c) 2014 Georgia State University. All rights reserved.