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Policy Regarding Various Office Expenses

(Based on current grant indirect cost rules)

1. For faculty members who are currently generating overhead, the following expenses will be paid by the Plant Biology Department: Office supplies, paper, printer cartridges, copying, routine postage, and long-distance calls (related to work). The purpose of overhead return is to cover such routine expenses and it is against federal policy for these expenses to be charged as direct costs against any federally funded grant (e.g. NSF, NIH, DOE, and USDA). Where the primary intent of a grant includes covering such expenses, such as grants supporting workshops, then the grant will be charged for these expenses.

2. For faculty members who are not currently generating federally grant funded overhead, a limited number of these expenses will be covered by the Plant Biology Department. Additional services must be paid by the individuals. The Plant Biology Department will cover office phone lines and routine postage.

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