Fringe Benefits

Introduction to Pooled Fringe Rates

In 2009, the University of Florida adopted a simplified process for charging employee fringe benefits costs to departments. This method, known as “pooled fringe rates,” applies fixed rates based on employee groups, as allowed by the Federal Office of Management and Budget.

This approach streamlines budget preparation, including grant proposals, while not affecting benefits’ cost to employees.

What’s Covered in Pooled Rates?

The pooled rates cover various employer costs:

  • FICA OASDI (Social Security)
  • FICA Medicare
  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Clinical Disability Insurance
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Eligible Leave Cash Outs
  • Sick Leave Pool payments*
  • Advanced Parental Leave payments*

Proposed Fringe Benefits Pool Rates, 2024-2025

Employee categories and corresponding benefit rates for the fiscal year 2024-25:

Faculty (9-, 10-, and 12-month)30.1%
COM Clinical Faculty19.2%
Exempt TEAMS/USPS    37.7%
Non-Exempt TEAMS/USPS          50.6%
Housestaff/Clinical Post Docs (CPFI)22.0%
Graduate Assistants/Reg Post Docs (FAPD)11.6%
Student OPS/Federal Work Study1.0%
Other OPS/Temporary Faculty4.2%

Important Note: The UF Paid Family Leave program (since 2021) is not part of FY2024-25 rates; costs are charged as leave is used. UF Paid Parental Leave and Sick Leave Pool programs (prior to 2021) are included.

If you have questions about the Fringe Benefits Pool, contact Brian Kuhl at or (352) 294-7266