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Why, when I change the effort, do the fringe benefits not balance?

If effort is reallocated between departmental and grant accounts, the accounts will utilize different object codes and therefore utilize different fringe benefit rates. Remember, the fringe benefits are determined by the object code and fiscal year in which the effort is being certified.

For example, if you moved effort from a departmental account on a 2480 object code where the fringe benefit rate is 40.60% to a sponsored research account on a 2488 object code where the fringe benefit rate is 34.35%, the amount of fringe benefits charged to the sponsored research account would be less than those charged to the department, and subsequently the fringe benefits would show accordingly on the approved effort document.

The current fringe benefit rates are published on the Proposal Preparation & Submission IU Rates page.

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