The University of Oregon establishes a Blended OPE rate each year for the major employee groups at the campus based on prior year actual expenses. These Blended OPE rates are reviewed and approved annually by the Department of Health and Human Services. OPE expenses (health plan expenses, retirement plan expenses, taxes and workman's compensation expenses, among others) are determined by applying the appropriate percentage based on employee category to actual salary expense. The OPE rate will be charged against salaries less an Average Leave Adjustable rate, and excluding some pay types (Excluded Earn Codes). The university moved “leave” from being paid by the unit, to being charged to a central pool.
UO Fringe Benefits Rates
|Employee Group||Avg Leave Adjustable Rate||Fiscal Year 2022||Avg Leave Adjustable Rate||Fiscal Year 2023 (Preliminary)|
|Faculty/Staff B||Faculty 1.0%; Execs 11.1%||51.8%||Faculty 1.4%; Execs 11.0%||49.9%|
*As of FY21 Retirees are no longer included, see the Employee Rate Group Matrix