2015 - 2nd Quarter

Space Survey

By Eric Vogelweid, Assistant Controller and Susan Cessac, Manager of Sponsored Programs Administration

It’s that time again…

The Space Survey (Space Use Inventory) is currently underway. It involves many different individuals including your campus Department or College Space Inventory Users, Dean’s Office Administration, Sponsored Programs Office, Campus Facilities Space Planning and the Controller’s Office. The space survey is a vital part of the F&A Rate proposal process, which determines the Facilities component of the proposed F&A Rate and is heavily scrutinized by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) during the negotiation process. An increase in the facilities component of the rate has a positive impact on the bottom line of the University. The next F&A Rate Proposal is based on FY2015 and will be submitted by the Controller’s Office no later than December 31, 2015. The new rate agreement will be effective as of July 1, 2016.

Campus Facilities Space Planning offices at UMC, UMKC, S&T, and UMSL have contacted their campus Space Survey users and provided specific training over the past couple of months. If you have any questions related to the space survey, please contact your Space Planning office representatives. We strongly encourage you to work closely with them to ensure this process is completed by May 31, 2015.

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