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Handbook of Business Procedures

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June 19, 2012
Septmeber 17, 2014
Federal Reporting

 

Part 10. Costing - Table of Contents


10.3.6. TYPES OF SERVICE CENTERS

A. Introduction

The type of activity the service center provides in conjunction with the annual revenue generated determines the review basis. For existing service centers, units can identify an account’s review basis by locating the report code within the *DEFINE CA3 screen. The table below shows the annual revenue thresholds per service center type, and the *DEFINE CA3 report codes for each review basis. 

Review Rate by Annual Revenue Threshold and
Associated *DEFINE CA3 Report Code

Type

Definition

Department Self-Certification

Biennial Rate Review

Triennial Rate Review

Analytical

Ongoing activity providing goods or services to internal or external users. The services provided are analytical and help in supporting research projects.

Up to $50,000
(ANL)

$50,000.01 - $250,000
(ANL-2)

Greater than $250,000
(ANL-3)

Administrative

Ongoing activity providing goods or services to internal or external users.  The services provided are administrative in nature.

Up to $50,000
(ADM)

$50,000.01 - $250,000
(ADM-2)

Greater than $250,000
(ADM-3)

Institutional

Ongoing activity providing goods or services to internal and external users. University departments generally are not able to decline services, such as telecom services. Services are differentiated between core (institutionally paid with 14-, 19-, or 20-account funds) and noncore (billable) services.

Not Applicable

Up to $250,000
(INS-2)

Greater than $250,000
(INS-3)

Specialized Service Facility

Ongoing activity providing goods and services to internal and external users. Involves the use of highly complex or specialized facilities not readily available from an outside vendor. Rates are loaded with applicable expenses (fully burdened).

Not Applicable

Greater than $1,000,000
(SSF-2)

Not Applicable

 

B. Activities Not Included as Service Centers

  • Clearing and pass-through activities are included in the service center 18-account group but are not considered service centers.
  • conference and workshop fees/training
  • academic advising
  • publications/ journals/ pamphlets/ brochures
  • lease costs
  • food services
  • parking
  • clubs/ organizations

 

 

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