Attachment - Memorandum No. 2006-32
COST ALLOCATION AGREEMENT
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
|STATE/LOCALITY:||DATE: September 29, 2006|
|State of Connecticut||FILING REF.: The preceding|
|Office of the State Comptroller||Agreement was dated 05/17/05|
|55 Elm Street|
|Hartford, CT 06106|
SECTION I: ALLOCATED COSTS
The central service costs listed in Exhibit A, attached, are approved on a FIXED basis and may be included as part of the costs of the State/local departments and agencies indicated during the fiscal year ended 06/30/06 for further allocation to Federal grants, contracts and other agreements performed at those departments and agencies.
SECTION II: BILLED COSTS
In addition to Section I, which provides for services furnished but not billed, the services listed below are furnished and billed to State/local departments and agencies.
1. Fringe Benefits (See Special Remarks)
2. Workers' Compensation
4. DAS/ISF - Central Printing and Electronic Publishing
5. DAS/ISF - Fleet Operations
6. DOIT/ISF - Data Processing
7. Correctional Industries Revolving Fund
8. Bank Charges
SECTION III: CONDITIONS
The amounts approved in Section I and the billings for the services listed in Section II are subject to the following conditions:
A. LIMITATIONS: (1) Charges resulting from this Agreement are
subject to any statutory or administrative limitation and apply
to a given grant, contract or other agreement only to the extent
that funds are available. (2) Such charges represent costs
incurred by the State/locality which are legal obligations of
the State/locality and are allowable under OMB Circular A-87.
(3) The same costs that are treated as indirect costs are not
claimed as direct costs. (4) Similar types of costs are accorded
consistent accounting treatment. (5) The information provided by
the State/locality which was used to establish this Agreement is
not later found to be materially incomplete or inaccurate.
B. ACCOUNTING CHANGES: This Agreement is based on the accounting system purported by the State/locality to be in effect during the Agreement period. Changes to the method of accounting for costs which affect the amount of reimbursement resulting from the use of this Agreement require prior approval of the authorized representative of the Cognizant Agency. Such changes include, but are not limited to, changes in the charging of a particular type of cost from an allocated cost to be billed cost. Failure to obtain approval may result in cost disallowances.
C. FIXED AMOUNTS: If fixed amounts are approved in Section I of this Agreement, they are based on an estimate of the costs for the period covered by the Agreement. When the actual costs for this period are determined, adjustments will be made to the amounts of a future year to compensate for the difference between the costs used to establish the fixed amounts and actual costs.
D. BILLED COSTS: Charges for the services listed in Section II will be billed in accordance with rates established by the State/locality. These rates will be based on the estimated costs of providing the services. Adjustments for variances between billed costs and the actual allowable costs of providing the services, as defined by OMB Circular A-87, will be made in accordance with procedures agreed to between the State/locality and the Cognizant Agency.
E. USE BY OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES: This Agreement was executed in accordance
with the authority in OMB Circular A-87, and should be applied to grants,
contracts and other agreements covered by that Circular, subject to any
limitations in Paragraph A above. The State/locality may provide copies of the
Agreement to other Federal Agencies to give them early notification of the
F. SPECIAL REMARKS:
FRINGE BENEFIT RATE
* The State of Connecticut uses a combination of direct
identification and negotiated fringe benefit rates to claim
fringe benefit costs. The fixed fringe benefit rate components, negotiated for each of the Retirement Systems (SERS, ARP, and Teachers), and for Unemployment Compensation, are listed below. Fringe benefit costs for Group Life
Insurance, FICA-Social Security, FICA-Medicare, and Medical Insurance are directly identified by individual employee and are not part of the fringe benefit rates shown below.
|Rate Components||FYE 6/30/06|
|SERS Regular Employees||34.70%|
|SERS Hazardous Duty Employees||34.61%|
|Alternate Retirement Plan (ARP)||7.48%|
**Base: Salaries and wages of covered employees (See comments
below, Notes 1 & 2).
Treatment of Fringe Benefits: Fringe benefits applicable to direct salaries and wages are treated as direct costs.
Fringe Benefit Rates: Fringe benefit rates are determined for Unemployment
Compensation and each applicable Retirement System
shown above. Each fringe benefit component is captured in the Statewide Accounting system using expenditure account codes. Fringe benefit rates are maintained on file by, and are available from, the State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller.
Treatment of Paid Absences: Vacation, holiday, sick leave pay and other
absences are included in salaries and wages and are claimed on grants,
contracts, and other agreements as a part of the normal costs for salaries and
wages. Separate claims for the costs of these paid absences are not made.
|BY THE STATE/LOCALITY:||BY THE COGNIZANT AGENCY ON|
|BEHALF OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:|
|State of Connecticut||Department of Health and Human Services|
|Nancy Wyman||Robert I. Aaronson|
|State Comptroller||Director/Div. Of Cost Allocation|
|October 4, 2006||September 29, 2006|
|HHS Representative: Wing Mak|
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