For eligible faculty with available funding that can be used for summer ninths compensation (such as sponsored awards/grants, start-up funds, etc.), Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) supports these efforts each year and works with campus Principle Investigators (PIs) to gather information to set up summer salary payments. BRS HR and RA teams will begin working and communicating with PIs (and departments) in earnest beginning the week of March 2, 2020 for this year's effort.
Action to Take for 2020
- Faculty served by ERSO should contact the ERSO Research Administrator who supports them, or contact ERSO Contract & Grant Managers for assistance. For specific instructions, please refer to the ERSO website.
- Faculty with funding administered by a BRS Research Administrator (BRS RA) should work directly with their RA to complete their summer salary request. As needed, RAs will work with academic units/departments and other funding administrators to coordinate payments.
- BRS RA assignments can be found here: https://phoebe.rac.berkeley.edu/search (On the landing page, search by faculty name to locate the “investigator record;” it should include the RA name(s) and contact information.)
For Faculty not supported by BRS RAs
- You should continue to work with the staff in your academic unit/department to complete and submit summer salary requests to BRS for processing.
- We’ll continue to offer Smartsheets to departments to enter requests directly into a Summer Salary Smartsheet (similar to that used for ASE/GSR appointment requests). This provides visibility into the progress and completion of their requests, as well as eliminate duplicative entries and reduce errors. Designated departmental staff will receive Smartsheet access, instructions, tutorials, etc.
- BRS Research Administration is available to answer questions regarding salary caps, CBR rates and adjustments, ‘PC mapping’, and the attestation policy. Contact your respective BRS RA Supervisor for assistance with these topics.