UW Research

Research Administration Learning

Case Studies in Effort Certification: Salary Cap and UW Faculty at the VA

This class, led by an effort analyst from Management Accounting and Analysis (MAA), will review general compliance requirements of the DHHS salary cap, normally referred to as the NIH salary cap. We will review how the salary cap is calculated and how the eFECS system determines which cap amount to apply. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the tools used to plan for and adjust salary cap cost sharing – the Salary Cap Calculator for Determining Salary Distribution and the Salary Cap Calculator for Adjusting an FEC. In addition, we will review how to manage faculty split between the VA and UW and what to do related to their salary caps.


Experienced FEC coordinators/Administrators

Research Administration Certificate


Last Updated

October 2021