NOT-OD-14-043 – NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution

Dear Colleagues,


NOT-OD-14-043 – NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (H.J.Res. 106) signed by President Obama on January 15, 2014.  This Act (CR) continues government operations through January 18, 2014 at the FY 2013 post-sequestration level. All legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2013 (see NOT-OD-12-034 and NOT-OD-13-064 ) remain in effect under this CR including the salary limitation set at Executive Level II of the Federal Pay Scale. It should be noted, that the Executive Level II was increased by 1 percent from $179,700 to $181,500 by Executive Order 13655 that became effective January 12, 2014.

Continuing the procedures identified under NOT-OD-14-012 and consistent with NIH practices during the CRs of FY 2006 – 2013, 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 2014 appropriations are enacted, but NIH expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period. 




Jeff Warner

Research Policy Analyst
Research Policy Analysis and Coordination

University of California, Office of the President

1111 Franklin St. 11th Floor, 11210C

Oakland, CA 94607




Greg Ruth
Communications Manager

Office of Research

University of California, Irvine
5171 California, Suite 150

Irvine, CA 92697-3185


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