The NIH Salary Cap from previous years is now applicable to all Health and Human Services (HHS) operating divisions (listed below). The rate for 2012 will be tied to the Executive Level II ($179,700) salary limitation. This is a $20,000 reduction in the rate that was in effect during 2011 and is now applied to all HHS operating divisions. To date, only NIH has issued official guidance. We will continue to monitor the affected agencies and communicate additional information as it becomes available. In the meantime, please refer to the NIH notice and often-updated Salary Cap – FY2012 Frequently Asked Questions. In addition to NIH awards, your Campus Sponsored Programs office will be reviewing other HHS awards requiring adjustments to budgets and cost-shared salary and will contact Department personnel on a project-by-project basis.
If you have questions about this review process or the DHHS Salary Cap, please contact your Sponsored Programs Office.