Administrative and Clerical Salaries
Federal regulations state that clerical and administrative salaries should normally be treated as an indirect cost; however it may be appropriate to charge them as direct costs if certain general criteria are met. To qualify the costs must be
- Integral to the project or activity,
- Individuals must be specifically identified with the project or activity,
- Explicitly included in the proposed budget or have the prior approval of the sponsoring agency,
- Not also recovered as indirect costs.
These requirements do not apply to salaries for technical personnel, graduate students, postdoctoral associates or senior programmatic personnel.