UW Information Technology

TRF 2021 letter from VP and CIO Aaron Powell

Date: March 31, 2020
From: Aaron Powell, Vice President for UW Information Technology and CIO
To: UW Administration
Subject: FY 2021 Technology Recharge Fee

I am writing to update you on the FY 2021 rates for the Technology Recharge Fee (TRF), which provides support for essential information technology services delivered by UW Information Technology (UW-IT). Under a recommendation by the University’s IT Service Investment Board, and approved by the Provost, there will be a slight adjustment to the rates. The FY 2021 TRF rates, effective July 1, 2020, will be:

  • $58.28 per month per capita for all academic and administrative units, a 1.3 percent increase. (The current rate is $57.53)
  • $52.18 per month per capita for the Medical Centers, a 0.8 percent increase. (The current rate is $51.75)              

The new rates will support an additional $250,000 in permanent funding to help address the increase in cybersecurity risk at the University.

In accordance with the IT Service Investment Board recommendation, the existing cost allocation methodology for the TRF will remain the same until after the implementation of UW Finance Transformation. At that time, the methodology will undergo a full review and recalibration.

The IT Service Investment Board is comprised of representatives from academic and administrative units across the University and is charged by the Provost with conducting the annual TRF review. In arriving at its recommendations, the Board followed advice from the Technology Recharge Fee Advisory Committee, which is charged with providing in-depth analysis and consultation in support of the annual TRF review.

The TRF covers a basic bundle of IT services identified as essential by a group of representatives from across the UW community. More information about the TRF, including what services are included in the basic bundle and how the per capita rate is calculated, can be found at TRF Overview.

The IT Service Investment Board believes its recommendations for the FY 2021 TRF rate and methodology will continue to provide the financial stability necessary for UW-IT to deliver critical information technology services to the UW community.

Thank you for your continued support.

Aaron Powell
Vice President for UW Information Technology and CIO

cc: Ana Mari Cauce, President
Mark Richards, Provost and Executive Vice President
Anind K. Dey, Dean, Information School and Chair, IT Service Investment Board