In response to the COVID-19 event and UNC’s policy for paying qualifying communicable disease mandatory employees (CDMEs) time and a half compensation for working on campus, the Cores/Research Service Centers (RSC) will have the option to temporarily increase their recharge rates to offset expected higher operational costs. The recent federal sponsor guidance provides greater flexibility to universities to cover these unexpected costs as long as we follow our institutional policy.
The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) will allow for the increase of Core/RSC recharge rates by up to 15% to offset the higher operational costs. The rate increases will be allowed with the following conditions:
- The rate increase is not mandatory and is at the discretion of the Core/RSC and the owning department
- The Core/RSC continues to operate on campus during the UNC System directive to significantly reduce campus operations and services due to the COVID-19 event
- The rate increase will only be available if the division/department will be providing one-half compensation as pay and not as paid time off
- Only available while UNC-CH is under the UNC System directive to significantly reduce campus operations and services due to the COVID-19 event
If your Core/RSC qualifies and wishes to participate in the rate increase please inform OSR by emailing us at RSCSupport@unc.edu. In your email please provide the name and chartfield string of the Core/RSC.
If you have any questions about the rate increase please contact Brian Bertlshofer at email@example.com or 919-843-4891.