Subject: NIH Guide Notice regarding implementation of the updated Fair Labor Standards Act
NIH officials are working on an NIH Guide Notice regarding implementation of the updated Fair Labor Standards Act released last month. To comply with the updated rule, NIH will be increasing the base stipend of NRSA awards to meet the new $47,476 threshold by the December 1 implementation date. The agency is still working out specifics, such as the incremental increases for Year 3 and beyond NRSA fellows and how to address compliance with the rule for the majority of postdocs who are supported by Research Project Grants (e.g., R01s).
The NIH leadership is very receptive to learning more about specific situations we may have at our institution that could affect implementation of this rule (e.g., foreign scholars on a fellowship that provides a stipend that is not commensurate with the new FLSA threshold). Feel free to submit your questions to the comments section of the May 18 blog posted by Dr. Michael Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, or you can send them to me and I can pass them along to Yvette R. Seger, Director of Science Policy at FASEB who can raise them at one of her upcoming meetings with leadership.
The NIH Guide notice will be posted in approximately a month.
Some of you may already be aware of this, but I wanted to make sure I reached those who were not aware.
J. Marcela Hernandez, PhD
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College of Arts and Sciences Recruitment and Diversity Services
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