Dear Colleagues:

Please read the below Notice and UCOP-provided summary regarding NIH’s procedures for operating under a Continuing Resolution.  Please redistribute as you feel appropriate.

Thank you.

-Greg 


Greg Ruth
Communications Manager
Office of Research

From: UC Contracts & Grants Officer/Research Administrators [mailto:UCRAO-L@LISTSERV.UCOP.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Warner
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:43 AM
To: UCRAO-L@LISTSERV.UCOP.EDU
Subject: NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

Dear Colleagues:

NOT-OD-15-001 – NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.J.Res. 124) signed by President Obama on September 19, 2014.  This Act (CR) continues government operations through December 11, 2014 at 99.9 percent of the FY 2014 enacted level.

Continuing the procedures identified under NOT-OD-14-055 and consistent with NIH practices during the CRs of FY 2006 – 2014, the NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level).   Upward adjustments to awarded levels will be considered after FY 2015 appropriations are enacted, but NIH expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period.  All legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2014 (see NOT-OD-14-053 and NOT-OD-14-046) remain in effect under this CR including the salary limitation set at Executive Level II of the Federal Pay Scale as described in NOT-OD-14-052.

Regards,

Jeff Warner

Research Policy Analyst
Research Policy Analysis and Coordination

University of California, Office of the President