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Employee Benefit Projections – Composite Benefit Rates

UCR’s payroll/ personnel processing was transferred to UCPath effective January 1, 2018. Consistent with the UCPath goals of standardizing processes and increasing efficiency, UCR has established fringe benefit rates that are based on a percentage of an employee’s salary according to Employee Groups that do not vary by individual employee benefit selections. These rates are commonly referred to as Composite Benefit Rates (CBRs). All proposals shall include the following Composite Benefit Rates:

Employee Classification

FY 2018 Rate

FY 2019 Rate

Note(s)

Faculty

37.2%

39.1%

Notes 1, 2, and 4

Faculty Summer

10.8%

11.1%

Notes 1, 2, and 4

Health Science Compensation Plan (HSCP) Faculty

 

24.4%

25.6%

Notes 1, 2, and 4

No Benefit Eligibility

3.2%

3.2%

 

Other Academic

40.0%

42.0%

Notes 1, 2, and 4

Partial Benefit Eligibility

19.0%

19.8%

Notes 1, 2, and 4

Post-Doctoral Researcher

24.8%

25.7%

Notes 1, 2, and 4

Staff Exempt

46.5%

48.7%

Notes 1, 2, and 4

Staff Non-Exempt

56.3%

58.8%

Notes 1, 2, and 4

Student

1.8%+ GSHIP and Fee Remission + Tuition Remission, if applicable

1.8%+ GSHIP and Fee Remission + Tuition Remission, if applicable

Notes 1 and 3.

Notes:

1. FY 2020 and beyond should include a 5% escalation rate

Example: For FY20, the FY19 rate would be escalated by 5% (meaning that you would take the FY19 rate and multiply by 1.05). For FY21, the calculated FY20 rate would then also be escalated by 5% and so on.

2. Vacation Leave Accrual are not included in the composite benefit rate and should be assessed the following:

VACATION LEAVE ACCRUAL EMPLOYEE GROUPS ASSESSMENT RATE
Non-Accruing Staff/AY Faculty 0.00%
Accruing Staff/Non-Faculty Academic 9.00%
FY Faculty 8.00%

Example: FY Faculty - Faculty Rate (FY2018) 37.2% + 8%= Benefit Rate of 45.2%

3. This rate is for all students (graduate and undergraduate). The rate does not include GSHIP, Tuition, and Fee Remission and they should be added for graduate student researchers, if applicable. (See the Tuition, Fee Remission, GSHIP tab in the Quick References section of this website for more information.)

4. For Non-Federal Sources, the Interest on Retirement Plan was not included in the composite benefit rate and should be assessed the following:

INTEREST ASSESSMENT AS % OF ALL NON-FEDERAL SOURCES OF COVERED COMPOSITION (ASSESSED OUTSIDE OF CBR)

ASSESSMENT RATE

July 1, 2017 0.20%
July 1, 2018 0.65%
July 1, 2019 1.28%

 

Example: FY Faculty - Faculty Rate (FY2018) 37.2% + 8% + .20% = Benefit Rate of 45.4%

See the Composite Benefits Rate (CBR) Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on Composite Benefit Rates. You may also email questions to CBRINFO@ucr.edu.

For information on Benefit Rates and Calculations prior to January 1, 2018