We’ve been asked about the mechanics of this one time assistance. 


The Office of Research is planning to provide the assistance to the departments with eligible postdoctoral associates based on the data provided by the Office of Human Resource Services. We are expecting the subsidy will go out in December, 2016. At this time, we do not ask for any data from departments.


If you have any questions, please contact me.



Julie Changhee Rhee

Director of Business Services

Office of Research

University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


352-273-0746 Tel

352-846-0505 Fax

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Forwarding information distributed by Dr. Norton this morning.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.



Stephanie Gray 

Assistant Vice President

Division of Sponsored Programs

Office of Research


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Subject: Salaries for Postdoctoral Associates


A recent change in the US Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act, effective December 1, 2016, raised the lower limit for most exempt employees to $47,476.  Postdoctoral associates are exempt employees.  The university has determined that UF postdoctoral associates should remain exempt (salaried) employees.  As such, all post-doctoral associates salaries must be at least $47,476 beginning December 1.   


As communicated earlier, the university has determined that effective July 1, 2016, all new postdoctoral associate hires must be hired at a minimum rate of $47,476.  Under the law, hiring at less than 1.0 FTE does not provide exemption under the law. 


Effective December 1, 2016 all existing postdoctoral associate salaries must be raised to at least $47,476. For the existing postdoctoral associates who will be granted raises on December 1, 2016, the Office of Research will offer one-time assistance to the units to help offset the added cost as follows. 

·        For post-docs with a salary gap ($47,476 – current salary) less than $4000:  No assistance

·        For post-docs with $4000 < salary gap < $10,000:  Office of Research will provide (salary gap - $4000) x 0.5 for each eligible post-doc associate

·        For post-docs with salary gap > $10,000:  Office of Research will provide $3000 for each eligible post-doc

 The units and PIs will be responsible for covering the balance.


Note this applies only to Postdoctoral Associates.  It does not affect postdoctoral fellows who are by definition trainees and paid stipends.


Dr. David P. Norton

Vice President for Research

University of Florida

Office:  223 Grinter Hall

Phone: (352) 392-9271

Fax: (352) 846-0491

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For mail or delivery:           

David Norton                           

University of Florida

Office of Research                  

223 Grinter Hall   

PO Box 115500
Gainesville, FL 32611-5500