How-Tos

Determine the Category of Recharge Centers

All Recharge Centers should have a defined and documented budget, rate schedule, and billing process. Such centers provide services/products primarily to WUSTL departments/investigators, but could also be offered to external customers. This Recharge Center website provides guidance on the various categories of recharge centers, the activities associated with each, and how to comply with federal regulations as well as university and school policies.  WUSTL has three categories of Recharge Centers:

 

Recharge Center (RC) – Minor:

University operating units that provide goods and services primarily to WU departments/investigators. Total annual revenue/expense credits are less than $250K. Establishment of a Minor Recharge Center should be coordinated with the University Cost Analysis Office.

 

Recharge Center (RC) – Major:

University operating units that provide a substantial volume of goods and services primarily to WU departments/investigators. Total annual revenue/expense credits are greater than $250K. Establishment of a Major Recharge Center should be coordinated with the Cost Analysis Office.

 

Specialized Service Facility (SSF):

University operating units that provide highly complex services to WUSTL departments/investigators.  Establishment of such a facility requires coordination with school, institutional administrative offices, particularly the Cost Analysis Office. Total annual revenue/expense credits are greater than $1M.