Tag Archives: Benefit Rates

How do I use the preliminary benefit rates that will be in effect when my proposal is awarded?

SAGE Budget recognizes the approved benefit rates for the current fiscal year and the preliminary rates for the next fiscal year when they are available. When creating your budget, you can choose to use either just the current rates or current and preliminary rates. The system will use the appropriate rate based on the starting date of each period.

Once the preliminary rates are officially approved and available, you can easily update the benefit rates in your budget.

For current budgets, see the Data & Calculations section of the Budget Settings user guide article.

For legacy budgets, see the the Properties tab user guide article.

How do I use a different benefit rate for a subcontractor at a different institution?

For current budgets:

  • Add a subaward type worksheet to your budget, using the Add Worksheet link in the left navigation menu.
  • You can then edit the benefit rate for any added personnel.

For legacy budgets:

  • First set up a sub budget for your subcontract. On the Sub Budgets tab, click Add Sub Budget, enter a working title for the subcontract budget, and then select Subcontract Budget from the Budget Type drop down menu.
  • Navigate to the Salaries and Wages line of your subcontract sub budget worksheet, add a person to your sub budget, and then click to the first period. At the bottom of the Personnel Details window, in the Benefit % text box, enter the benefit rate you want to apply to the subcontractor. You need to enter the custom benefit rate in this text box for each budget period.

April 2013 SAGE Maintenance Release

New Features

SAGE Budget: Preliminary Benefit Rates are now available to users of SAGE Budget.

  • GIM 3 has been updated to display both current benefit rates and preliminary benefit rates for future budgeting as they become available.
  • SAGE Budget will use the correct rate based on the period start date and whether the user has opted to use current and preliminary rates or current-only rates.
  • Budget preparers can use a global update feature to update their budgets quickly when preliminary rates become available each year.
  • The period entry page for a given person will indicate whether the rate being used is current or preliminary for that period.

An ASTRA information page will display instead of an error message at sign in.

  • When you attempt to log in to SAGE without the required ASTRA role, SAGE will display a list of people in your unit who can authorize access to SAGE. You able to choose an authorizer and send him or her a message to request access to SAGE.

Designated Subcontract Actions (SA) attachments are viewable in SAGE.

  • Subcontracts Actions (SA) attachments will now be viewable in the Related Documents section of the Attached Documents page if the SA is in Active or Closed-Out status and if the type of attachment is not a To/From Communication.

EH&S has a new compliance question: “Will the project involve scientific diving?”

  • Anyone diving under the University of Washington’s auspices must have current certification as a University of Washington Scientific Diver and adhere to the standards set forth in the UW’s Diving Safety Manual. EH&S will contact you to assist in meeting Diving Safety Program requirements prior to diving.