Salary Cap Guidance

February 17, 2022

While operating under a continuing resolution, all legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2021 for NIH grant, cooperative agreements, and research and development contract awards remain in effect. This includes restricting direct salary support to the salary limitation set at Executive Level II of the federal pay scale. The Office of Personnel Management released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale that became effective in January 2022.