January 16, 2014

NIH Salary Cap Increases to $181,500

The National Institutes of Health posted NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution (NOT-OD-14-043) on January 16, 2014.

The notice states that NIH is operating under the continuing resolution (CR) through January 18, 2014 at the fiscal year 2013 post-sequestration level, and includes the following guidance:

“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. 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.

January 24 update: NIH has revised the Salary Cap Summary web page to include 2014.