Guidelines for Payroll Distributions of Job Codes Normally NOT Directly-Charged to Federal Projects
Contracts and Grants maintains a table in PeopleSoft that verifies job codes during the payroll distribution process. Job codes that normally would not be allowed to be direct charged to a Federal project can be direct charged if the project has been granted an exemption by the Division of Sponsored Research based on the CAS Exemption Form or if the granting agency prohibits the charging of indirect costs.
This program rejects payroll distributions to a Federal project of any job code that has not been specifically mentioned in the approved CAS Exemption Form. If a department tries to distribute a person that has an job code that generally is not allowed to a Federal project, the program checks to see if an exemption has been entered into the CAS Exemption table. If it has, the process will continue; otherwise, the distribution will be rejected and the error message will appear.
If the distribution is rejected and an exemption has been granted, please contact Contracts and Grants at (352) 392-1235, who will verify the exemption and enter the codes. If no exemption has been granted and the project can meet the necessary criteria, then a CAS Exemption Form should be processed as soon as possible. This can take several weeks depending on the circumstances.
If the project is not eligible to receive an exemption, the payroll should be distributed to an unrestricted project in the 211 or 212 fund. It may also be necessary to distribute to an unrestricted project if the CAS Exemption Form cannot be processed in time. There is no reason a person should not be paid because of a distribution rejection, as the option to distribute to an unrestricted project will always be available.