An Academic Support Activity is a recharge or income producing activity within an academic department which provides, at approved rates and on a regular and continuing basis, goods and/or services to campus extramural and university funded activities. An Academic department is defined as any department of instruction and/or research including Organized Research Units. Typically, an academic support activity may have a combination of recharge and external income.
Service Enterprise Activities provide goods/services to a wide variety of campus departments, rather than to individuals, at approved rates and on a regular and continuing basis. Typically activities will have only incidental external income/revenue
Auxiliary Enterprise Activities provide non-instructional support in the form of goods and services primarily to individual students, faculty and staff upon payment of a specific user charge or fee for the goods and services provided, using an approved rate methodology. Services to other departments or to the general public are incidental. Although the operation of an auxiliary enterprise is supplemental to the primary educational functions of the University, such enterprises are important to the overall operation of the University. Accordingly, auxiliary enterprises will be conducted primarly for the convenience of students, faculty and staff, and may only incidentally serve the general public and campus departments.
A Labor Clearing Fund is an activity that uses a recharge methodology to redistribute personnel and related costs to multiple funding sources in circumstances which otherwise would require complex, split-funded payroll transactions. Although a labor clearing fund is not a recharge activity, it does distribute costs using a unique rate methodology.
Other Income-Producing Activities provide goods or services to an organization not affiliated with the University or to individuals regardless of their affiliation, using an approved rate methodology. The activities do not fit the definitions for auxiliary enterprise, service enterprise, academic support or labor clearing funds. These activities should not have any recharges to federal funds/sponsored research projects, except for publications and conferences.
The Medical Center provides goods and/or services entirely to other medical center units within the same fund group. However, the rates or rate methodology of Medical Center activities, which recharge funds other than the same fund group, will be subject to review and approval by the Recharge Rate Review Committee.
Learn which activities must submit a recharge rate proposal and must obtain approvals from the campus Recharge Rate Review Committee. In addition, waiver requests for differential income and administrative overhead recovery recharge must be submitted to the Recharge Rate Review Committee for review, with final approval by the campus controller.