Revised Guidance for Laboratories During COVID-19

Published April 13, 2021 Dear laboratory-based researchers, It has now been over a year since we ramped down our laboratory research due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we, along with our peer institutions across the country, cautiously ramped back up. Across the country and in St. Louis we have seen surges throughout the year, and […]

Blackout Dates for Hiring and Purchasing – Plan Ahead for Workday

Published April 2, 2021 Dear Faculty, As we transition to Workday this summer, there will be periods when hiring and purchasing transactions will be unavailable. Workday is the university’s new HR and finance system. This is a major change for the university that requires all faculty and staff to plan ahead. Hiring and Procurement During […]

Delay of New Fringe Methodology Federal Approval

Published March 29, 2021 Due to circumstances at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there has been an unexpected delay in receiving federal approval of Washington University’s new federal Facilities and Administrative Cost rate agreement. The agreement includes the new fringe methodology and rates that were scheduled to go into effect April 1, […]

Guidance for Field Research Activities During COVID-19

Published March 23, 2021 Dear Faculty, Staff and Trainees, We have posted guidance for safely conducting field research activities during the coronavirus pandemic. Field research activities are typically conducted on university-owned properties and off-campus locations such as in the local region, national and international sites. Field research activities can occur as long as all WashU […]

NIH Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page

Published March 18, 2021 On March 12, 2021, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the following information: In an effort to support strong collaboration between Federal research agencies, NIH has made every effort to align the Biographical Sketch (Biosketch), Other Support format page and Application Form Instructions with the guidance issued by the Office […]

CDC Issues New Guidance for People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Published March 9, 2021 The CDC on Monday released new guidance that allows fully vaccinated individuals to gather with other fully vaccinated individuals without masks in personal and home environments. An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they are two weeks past their second dose in a two-dose regimen (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks […]

Planning for Workday: Important Pre-Launch Dates and Non-WU (NID) Changes

Published March 9, 2021 As we move closer to the July 1st launch of Workday, there are a number of key dates and changes impacting the research community to be mindful of and properly plan around. The Non-WU Personnel (NIDs) processes in AIS are being retired as part of the Workday Project. Going forward, non-WU […]

New Fringe Calculation Coming to RMS due to WorkDay Implementation

Published February 22, 2021 The university’s move to WorkDay necessitates a change in the fringe benefit calculation methodology for personnel. The new calculation methodology uses a flat rate percentage that encompasses FICA, annuity, health benefits, and dependent tuition. The applicable rate is based on job/appointment type and is applied to every individual in the job/appointment […]

NIH Salary Cap for FFY2021

Published February 1, 2021 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $199,300 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 3, 2021, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. Find the full text for this notice NOT-OD-21-057 here. Effective 2/3/2021, the NIH salary cap […]