The job codes for graduate students with advanced Masters or PhD's carry a lower fringe rate and should always be used when appropriate. Please run the report found in Management Reports entitled "Graduate Students Hired on Higher Tuition Fringe Rate Who Qualify for the Lower Rate". Check the students listed on this report to find out if departments in your cluster are paying a higher fringe rate than necessary for the graduate students who work for them. Refer to the last column entitled "Student Group Effective Date" when reviewing this report. Please select a job code with a lower fringe rate if the date in this column is EARLIER than 8/25/08--Example: 9517 instead of 9515, 9519 instead of 9511, 9529 instead of 9521, etc).
If a graduate student has a date in this column LATER THAN 8/25/08, the lower fringe cannot be applied until Spring Semester 2009. If you find a graduate student on this report who qualifies for the lower rate, prepare a new HRMS entry worksheet with the lower fringe job code and send it to the CLA Payroll Office in 209 Johnston Hall so that the information can be updated in People Soft.
REMEMBER, THIS IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO SAVE ON FRINGE EXPENSES FOR DEPARTMENTS IN YOUR CLUSTER.