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FY 2014 Congressional Justification
FY 2014 Budget
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
On this page:
- Organization Chart
- Appropriation Language
- Amounts Available for Obligation
- Budget Mechanism Table
- Major Changes in Budget Request
- Summary of Changes
- Budget Graphs
- Budget Authority by Activity
- Authorizing Legislation
- Appropriations History
- Justification of Budget Request
- Budget Authority by Object Class
- Salaries and Expenses
- Details of Full-Time Equivalent Employment (FTE)
- Detail of Positions
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the PHS Act with respect to deafness and other
communication disorders, $422,936,000.
|Source of Funding||FY 2012
|1. Excludes the following amounts for reimbursable activities carried out by this account: FY 2012 - $2,064 FY 2013 - $2,750 FY 2014 - $2,750|
|Subtotal, adjusted appropriation||416,273||418,820||422,936|
|Secretary's Transfer for Alzheimer's disease (AD)||(274)||0||0|
|Secretary's Transfer for AIDS authorized by PL 112-74 Section 206||(119)||0||0|
|Comparative Transfers to NLM for NCBI and Public Access||(380)||(492)||0|
|Subtotal, adjusted budget authority||415,500||418,328||422,936|
|Unobligated balance, start of year||0||0||0|
|Unobligated balance, end of year||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, adjusted budget authority||415,500||418,328||422,936|
|Unobligated balance lapsing||0||0||0|
Major Changes in the Fiscal Year 2014 President's Budget Request
Major changes by budget mechanism and/or budget activity detail are briefly described below. Note that there may be overlap between budget mechanism and activity detail and these highlights will not sum to the total change for the FY 2014 President’s Budget request for NIDCD, which is $7.4 million more than the FY 2012 Actual level, for a total of $422.9 million.
Research Project Grants (+$4.721 million; total $303.143 million). NIDCD will support a total of 851 Research Project Grant (RPG) awards in FY 2014. Noncompeting RPGs will decrease by 27 awards and $5.143 million. Competing RPGs will increase by 27 awards and $9.066 million.
Research Centers (+$0.004 million; total $15.660 million). Research Centers will maintain the same number of awards at 23 and increase by $0.004 million.
Other Research (+$2.282 million; total $11.350 million). Research Careers will increase by 10 awards and increase by $1.964 million.
Research Training (+$0.0 million; total $13.583 million). Funding for Research Training will remain constant, and Full-time Training Positions decrease by five. Stipends for predoctoral fellows and trainees will increase to $22,473, an increase of 2 percent. For entry level postdoctoral fellows and trainees, the stipend level will increase to $42,000, and will increase 4 percent with each additional year of experience.
Research & Development Contracts ($-1.052 million; total $19.60 million). Three fewer contracts will be awarded in FY 2014. Funds are included in R&D contracts to support trans-NIH initiatives, such as Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet).
Intramural Research (+$1.50 million; total $39.50 million). Intramural Research will receive a $1.500 million increase for costs related to occupying the new Porter Neuroscience Research Center II facility, and the decommissioning of NIDCD’s rental facility in Rockville, Maryland.
|FY 2012 Actual||$415,500|
|FY 2014 President's Budget||$422,936|
|Change from FY 2012|
|FTEs||Budget Authority||FTEs||Budget Authority|
|1. Intramural Research:|
|a. Annualization of March 2013 pay increase & benefits||$12,051||$31|
|b. January FY 2014 pay increase & benefits||12,051||89|
|c. One more day of pay||12,051||46|
|d. Differences attributable to change in FTE||12,051||0|
|e. Payment for centrally furnished services||5,878||106|
|f. Increased cost of laboratory supplies, materials, other expenses, and non-recurring costs||21,571||43|
|2. Research Management and Support:|
|a. Annualization of March 2013 pay increase & benefits||$10,920||$28|
|b. January FY 2014 pay increase & benefits||10,920||81|
|c. One more day of pay||10,920||41|
|d. Differences attributable to change in FTE||10,920||0|
|e. Payment for centrally furnished services||3,452||62|
|f. Increased cost of laboratory supplies, materials, other expenses, and non-recurring costs||5,728||0|
|CHANGES||2014 President's Budget||Change from FY 2012|
|1. Research Project Grants:|
|2. Research Centers||23||$15,660||0||$4|
|3. Other Research||64||11,350||10||2,282|
|4. Research Training||303||13,583||-5||0|
|5. Research and Development Contracts||34||19,600||-3||-1,052|
|6. Intramural Research||70 FTEs||$39,500||2 FTEs||$1,185|
|7. Research Management and Support||76 FTEs||20,100||9 FTEs||-232|
|9. Buildings and Facilities||0||0|
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Graphs
History of Budget Authority and FTE’s:
|Fiscal Year||Dollars in Millions|
Distribution by Mechanism:
|Mechanism||Percent of Budget||Dollars in Thousands|
|Research Project Grants||72||$303,143|
Change by Selected Mechanism:
|Research Project Grants||1.58|
|Res. Mgmt. & Support||-0.10|
|FY 2012 Actual||FY 2013 CR||FY 2014 PB||Change vs. FY 2012|
1. Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.
|Hearing & Balance||$204,778||$206,697||$208,192||$3,414|
|Taste & Smell||60,361||60,927||61,367||$1,006|
|Voice, Speech, & Language||92,240||93,104||93,777||$1,537|
|Research Management & Support||67||$20,121||76||20,100||76||$20,100||9||($21)|
|Fiscal Year||Budget Estimate to Congress||House Allowance||Senate Allowance||Appropriation|
Justification of Budget Request
Authorizing Legislation: Section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
|FY 2012 Actual||FY 2013 CR||FY 2014 President's Budget||FY 2014 +/-
Program funds are allocated as follows: Competitive Grants/Cooperative Agreements; Contracts; Direct Federal/Intramural and Other.
Approximately one in six Americans will experience a communication disorder to some degree in his or her lifetime. For those individuals, the basic components of communication (sensing, interpreting, and responding to people and things in our environment) can be challenging. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) manages a broad portfolio of both basic and clinical research focused on human communication research and their associated disorders in three program areas: hearing/balance, taste/smell, and voice/speech/language.
NIDCD Accomplishments. In the past year, NIDCD has supported research activities in the following areas of communication science:
- NIDCD-Funded Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Restore the Sense of Smell in Mice: Problems with your sense of smell can be a symptom of a family of genetic disorders known as ciliopathies. Ciliopathies can affect many organs, including the kidneys, the eyes, and the nose, and they are caused by defects in cellular projections called cilia. In the olfactory system, multiple cilia project from the nose’s odor-detecting cells, known as olfactory sensory neurons. The cilia have receptors that bind to odor-producing molecules (odorants), so a loss of cilia results in a loss in the ability to smell, a condition called anosmia. In both mice and humans, anosmia leads to poor appetite, and the resulting lack of proper nutrition can affect overall health. Scientists funded in part by NIDCD1 used gene therapy to enable the ability to smell in mice that were born anosmic. The gene therapy—an example of regenerative medicine—allowed these mice’s olfactory sensory neurons to grow cilia, and the mice were able to detect odors, or “smell,” for the first time.If scientists can repeat this result using human cells, they may one day enable the ability to smell in individuals born anosmic and those who became anosmic due to injury or disease. This basic research also brings hope that scientists will be able to restore lost or damaged cilia in individuals suffering from other ciliopathies, such as the kidney-destroying condition known as polycystic kidney disease and a blinding eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa.
- The Cocktail Party Effect: How the Brain Determines What it Needs to Focus on While Listening: We have the capability to focus on a single speaker in a noisy room with many people speaking. How this selective listening, or cocktail party effect, happens in the brain and how people are able to distinguish intelligible speech amongst the competing noise is something that scientists have been curious about for decades. Recently, NIDCD-supported scientists2 tested the cocktail party effect by studying several individuals who already had a thin sheet of electrodes implanted beneath the skull to obtain advanced intracranial recordings (prior to epilepsy surgery). These recordings are so discriminating they can pick up the activity of single neurons. By measuring the brain activity, the scientists were able to determine that their brains only responded to the attended words (or words that are meant to be focused on) and could identify the speaker. The new findings show how the brain processes speech and how we focus only on the intended speaker. This insight will inform future translational studies of impairment during aging, attention deficit disorder, autism, and language learning disorders, and it could even open doors for better speech recognition technologies.
NIDCD Plans, Priorities, and Challenges for the Future. NIDCD plans to continue supporting investigators who have innovative ideas and fresh perspectives and plans to maintain an adequate number of new and competing Research Project Grants. Driven by compelling public health needs along with recent scientific progress, NIDCD prioritizes its research investment to identify the most promising opportunities for human communication research. Regenerative medicine has been designated a high priority for FY 2014. Other NIDCD research priorities include:
- Clinical Trials: Approximately one in six Americans will experience a communication disorder in his or her lifetime, but treatment options for many of these disorders are limited or nonexistent. To meet this need, NIDCD has made a concerted effort to improve and expand its clinical trials program. For example, NIDCD hired a new program officer dedicated to expanding the clinical trials grant portfolio. The Institute published several Funding Opportunity Announcements for clinical trials and began using a novel funding mechanism that enables the program officer to work closely with grant applicants in planning the trial. As a result, high-quality applications involving clinical trials have increased approximately three-fold over four years. Clinical trials are a vital part of translational research, which is needed to address human communication disorders.
- Hearing Health Care: In a 2012 report, the U.S. Preventative Task Force revealed that it is unable to recommend guidelines for or against routine screening for adults over 50 for age-related hearing loss if they currently lack symptoms because of existing gaps in research. Further, only about 20 percent of those who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them. NIDCD is working to fill these gaps and usage behaviors by supporting research or infrastructure that will lead to more accessible and affordable hearing health care for adults. For example, NIDCD has launched a series of groundbreaking research initiatives to facilitate research collaborations between clinicians and researchers, including community-based researchers, in academic and industry settings, to address the pressing public health need of improving the accessibility, affordability, and outcomes of hearing health care. By identifying the research gaps related to effective and affordable hearing health care, devices, and compliance, and by developing novel strategies to overcome these gaps, NIDCD clinical and translational research will improve quality of life for millions of Americans.
- Training: NIDCD has placed an emphasis on research training and career development opportunities, including developing a future strategy for NIDCD’s training programs at an August 2012 NIDCD-sponsored workshop, “Moving the NIDCD Research Training Enterprise Forward in Fiscally Constrained Times,” in hopes of ensuring a productive, creative, and innovative cadre of qualified scientists to further NIDCD’s research mission. In particular, the workshop invitees were charged with advising the Institute on the optimal balance of 1) individual versus institutional-based training and 2) postdoctoral versus predoctoral training. NIDCD has also supported the development of an intramural clinical research career development program for M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. otolaryngologists that has fostered communication sciences careers of several extramural grantees, as well as scientific and clinical leaders of the NIDCD intramural program.
Overall Budget Policy: The FY 2014 President’s Budget request for NIDCD is $422.936 million, an increase of $7.436 million or 1.8 percent above the FY 2012 Actual level. NIDCD will continue to support new and early stage investigators, and will increase the number of competing Research Project Grants (RPG’s) by 27. In FY 2014, NIDCD will support new investigators on R01 equivalent awards at success rates approximately equal to those of established investigators submitting new R01 equivalent applications. NIH budget policy for RPGs in FY 2014, continues FY 2012 policy of eliminating inflationary increases for future year commitments. However adjustments for special needs (such as equipment and added personnel) will continue to be accommodated. For competing RPG’s, the average cost is equal to the FY 2012 Actual level.
The NIDCD allocates a portion of the funds available for competing RPG’s to High Program Priority (HPP) projects outside of the automatic pay line. NIDCD will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral and student training in our three program areas: hearing and balance; taste and smell; and voice, speech and language sciences. Trained investigators will be encouraged to choose a research career through the Pathways to Independence program. Support for the National Research Service Award (NRSA) training mechanism will remain constant reflecting a reduction in the number of trainees supported. The Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA budget reflects a stipend increase to $42,000 for the entry level postdoctoral trainees and fellows along with 4 percent increases for each subsequent level of experience. These increases are consistent with stipend increases recommended by the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director and the National Research Council. In addition, this increase is consistent with 42 USC 288(b)(5), which anticipates periodic adjustments in stipends “to reflect increases in the cost of living.” Stipend rates for predoctoral trainees and fellows increase by 2 percent. Funds are included in R&D Contracts to support trans-NIH initiatives, such as the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet). The apparent increase in estimated FY 2014 FTE compared to the FY 2012 actual FTE usage is due to the effect of transferring positions previously funded from a centralized support operation (Division of Extramural Activities Support) to individual ICs as of year-end 2012. As a result of the DEAS transfer, estimated salaries and benefits for FY 2014 are proportionately higher than those identified for FY 2012 and previous years.
Program Descriptions and Accomplishments
Hearing and Balance Program: Loss of hearing or balance imposes a significant social and economic burden upon individuals, their families, and the communities in which they live. Millions of Americans experience a hearing or balance disorder at some point in their life, especially as young children or older adults. Common examples include middle ear infections (otitis media), noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, age-related hearing loss, dizziness, and vertigo. Hearing and balance disorders decrease quality of life. They also cross all ethnic and socioeconomic lines. Approximately 36 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss3, and almost eight million adults report a chronic problem with balance.4 In addition, two to three out of 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year have a detectable hearing loss5 that can affect their speech, language, social, and cognitive development. Accordingly, research projects within the NIDCD Hearing and Balance program encompass over half of NIDCD’s portfolio. To study normal and disordered functions of the auditory and vestibular systems, NIDCD employs a wide range of research approaches such as molecular genetics, cellular biology, biomedical imaging, nanotechnology, psychoacoustics, and structural and functional biology. NIDCD supports research that will lead to improved treatments for, and prevention of, hearing and balance disorders. One area of focus is regenerative medicine, NIDCD’s High Priority for FY 2014, which will be advanced by developing hair cell regeneration strategies. To this end, NIDCD held a workshop in September 2011 to identify opportunities to induce regeneration in the inner ear. Mammals are unable to regenerate hair cells, and once hair cells are damaged, function is lost. NIDCD is planning to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement to encourage research in this area. The ultimate goal is to identify and “turn on” important molecular switches and regulators to enable mammals to regenerate and repair their own inner ear hair cells.
Budget Policy: The FY 2014 President’s Budget estimate for the Hearing and Balance program is $208.192 million, an increase of $3.414 million or 1.7 percent above the FY 2012 Actual level. In FY 2014, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral and student training on hearing and balance sciences. Trained investigators will be encouraged to choose a research career through the Pathways to Independence program. Making R01 awards to first-time and early-stage investigators in the area of hearing and balances sciences will be given funding priority.
Taste and Smell Program: Each year, more than 200,000 people visit a physician for chemosensory problems such as taste and smell disorders.6 Many more cases of taste and smell disorders go unreported. The NIDCD Taste and Smell program supports the study of the chemical senses, taste and smell, which play important roles in preferences and aversions for aromas, specific foods, and flavors. By providing knowledge on food preferences, research on taste and smell may help increase our understanding of obesity and diabetes and help develop prevention and treatment strategies. Taste and smell preferences can also influence whether someone is willing to take a needed medication. For example, children often refuse to take needed medications because the taste is bitter or undesirable to them. NIDCD has made it a high priority to increase the Institute’s support of translational research to study whether bitter blockers can get children to take their medicines and adhere to treatment schedules. Other serious health problems like hypertension, malnutrition, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis may be accompanied or signaled by chemosensory problems. NIDCD-supported research on molecular and cellular biology, biophysics, and biochemistry of the olfactory and gustatory systems is paving the way for improved diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of chemosensory disorders.
Budget Policy: The FY 2014 President’s Budget estimate for the Taste and Smell program is $61.367 million, an increase of $1.006 million or 1.7 percent above the FY 2012 Actual level. In FY 2014, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral and student training on smell and taste sciences. Trained investigators will be encouraged to choose a research career through the Pathways to Independence program. Making R01 awards to first-time and early-stage investigators in the area of taste and smell sciences will be given funding priority.
Voice, Speech, and Language Program: Voice, speech, and language are means that all individuals use to communicate or share thoughts, ideas, and emotions. However, approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. have trouble using their voice.7 By the first grade, roughly 5 percent of children have noticeable speech disorders.8 Past estimates indicates that six to eight million people in the U.S. have some form of language impairment.9 The NIDCD Voice, Speech, and Language Program continues to determine the nature, causes, and prevention of voice, speech, or language disorders. Disorders involving voice, speech, or language, as well as swallowing, can have an overwhelming effect on an individual’s health, their ability to communicate effectively, academic success and job opportunities, and quality of life. These disorders affect people of all ages with or without hearing impairment, including children with autism and adults with aphasia or other speech disorders. Therefore, NIDCD continues its commitment to develop effective diagnostic and intervention strategies for people with voice, speech, or language impairments. For example, several Funding Opportunity Announcements have resulted in clinical trials related to voice, speech, or language. NIDCD-supported scientists are determining various methods for treating adults who developed aphasia after a stroke. Other scientists are studying the effectiveness of therapy to improve voice disorders in children who have nodules on their vocal folds.
Budget Policy: The FY 2014 President’s Budget estimate for the Voice, Speech, and Language program is $93.777 million, an increase of $1.537 million or 1.7 percent above the FY 2012 Actual level. In FY 2014, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral and student training on voice, speech, and language sciences. Trained investigators will be encouraged to choose a research career through the Pathways to Independence program. Making R01 awards to first-time and early-stage investigators in the area of voice, speech, and language sciences will be given funding priority.
Intramural Research Program:
The NIDCD Intramural Research Program (IRP) conducts basic and clinical research in human communication, with strong interests in hearing and language. Research projects address the genetics of hearing and balance disorders in human and mouse models; identifying molecules and genes important for inner ear development, structure and function; observing hearing and language in action by neuroimaging and computer modeling of brain function; and describing how auditory nerve cells communicate. This intense concentration on hearing research and its genetic causes has enabled NIDCD intramural scientists to make significant research progress on this priority for NIDCD. In the past year, NIDCD intramural scientists have continued to work to understand the connectome, which is the structure and function of the parts of the nervous system that deal with hearing and balance. The NIDCD Division of Intramural Research is also initiating a new partnership with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to implement a new model for scientific and clinical collaboration. Together, they hope to recruit and provide research training to clinician-scientists in NIH intramural laboratories to increase academic productivity and leverage the unique clinical training opportunities of the NIDCD Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery consultation service at the NIH Clinical Center. NIDCD and the Department also hope to facilitate the development of a Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology research-oriented residency training program in Montgomery County, Maryland, with the goal of increasing the number of Otolaryngologists who choose a research career.
The NIDCD Division of Intramural Research has also invested in technological innovation to accelerate the pace of deafness gene discovery. An Intramural scientist was the first to use massive parallel sequencing to discover a novel gene for deafness. The resulting increase in the pace of gene discovery will improve the sensitivity and scope of genetic testing to identify the cause of hearing loss or deafness. Thanks to this translational research, healthcare professionals can now use a single test to screen individuals for mutations in over 70 deafness genes. When the cause of hearing loss or deafness is known, healthcare professionals are better informed to predict the course of hearing loss, determine the best options for communication rehabilitation, chances for the condition to occur in family members, and possible strategies to avoid further hearing loss, as well as the design of clinical trials to investigate new methods to prevent, treat, or manage the condition(s). Currently, NIDCD laboratories are located at 5 Research Court in Rockville, Maryland, and Buildings 10 and 50 on the NIH campus, limiting researchers’ interactions with other NIDCD and NIH intramural laboratory staff. In FY 2014, the entire NIDCD IRP will occupy laboratory space on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIDCD IRP scientists who were located in Rockville, Maryland, will move into the second phase of the Porter Neuroscience Center Building. This move is crucial to improve sharing of scientific resources and to promote further collaborations between NIDCD scientists.
Budget Policy: The FY 2014 President’s Budget estimate for the Intramural Research Program is $39.500 million, an increase of $1.500 million or 3.9 percent above the FY 2012 Actual level. This increase will provide for costs related to preparing for occupying the second phase of the Porter Neuroscience Research Building, and the decommissioning of NIDCD’s rental facility in Rockville, Maryland. The NIDCD Intramural Research Program has been a leader in research on hereditary hearing impairment and has identified many genes whose mutation causes hearing loss. In FY 2014, NIDCD intramural scientists will continue their efforts in identifying mutation in genes, which impacts hearing, and identifying or studying additional genes involved in communication disorders in humans and animal models.
Research Management and Support (RMS) Program:
NIDCD RMS activities provide administrative, budgetary, logistical, and scientific support in the review, award, and monitoring of research grants, training awards, and research and development contracts. RMS functions also include strategic planning, coordination, and evaluation of the Institute’s programs, regulatory compliance, international coordination, and liaison with other Federal agencies, Congress, and the public. The Institute currently oversees over 1,400 research grants, training awards, and research and development contracts. To provide effective and efficient administrative management services in support of NIDCD’s mission to advance biomedical research discoveries that lead to better health for everyone, the Institute developed an Administrative Strategic Plan in 2012. NIDCD has been implementing the goals of the plan, which includes: 1) strengthening human capital management by developing a non-monetary employee recognition program, 2) developing strong metrics which support administrative decision-making by exploring use of management dashboards, 3) improving administrative efficiency by gathering customer feedback and enhancing operating procedures, 4) using innovative practices by developing new ways to allocate the administrative budget, and 5) fostering a strong collaborative culture between NIDCD administrative and scientific staff by improving the intranet.
Budget Policy: The FY 2014 President’s Budget estimate for the RMS program is $20.1 million, a decrease of $0.021 million or 0.1 percent below the FY 2012 Actual level. The apparent increase in estimated FY 2014 FTE compared to the FY 2012 actual FTE usage is due to the effect of transferring positions previously funded from a centralized support operation (Division of Extramural Activities Support) to individual ICs as of year-end 2012. As a result of the DEAS transfer, estimated salaries and benefits for FY 2014 are proportionately higher than those identified for FY 2012 and previous years.
|Increase or Decrease|
|Total compensable workyears|
|Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours||0||0||0|
|Average ES salary (in whole dollars)||$164,830||$167,311||$2,481|
|Average GM/GS grade||12.4||12.4||0.0|
|Average GM/GS salary (in whole dollars)||$104,416||$105,469||$1,053|
|Average salary, grade established by act of July 1, 1944
(42 U.S.C. 207) (in whole dollars)
|Average salary of ungraded positions (in whole dollars)||$0||$0||$0|
|OBJECT CLASSES||FY 2012 Actual||FY 2014
|Increase or Decrease|
|11.1 Full-time permanent||$9,902||$10,454||$552|
|11.3 Other than full-time permanent||5,041||5,228||187|
|11.5 Other personnel compensation||287||301||14|
|11.7 Military personnel||89||92||3|
|11.8 Special personnel services payments||2,002||2,053||51|
|Total, Personnel Compensation||$17,322||$18,128||$806|
|12.0 Personnel benefits||$4,579.98||$4,795||$215|
|12.2 Military personnel benefits||47||48||1|
|13.0 Benefits for former personnel||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Pay Costs||$21,950||$22,971||$1,021|
|21.0 Travel and transportation of persons||$341.24||$472||$131|
|22.0 Transportation of things||39||42||3|
|23.1 Rental payments to GSA||0||0||0|
|23.2 Rental payments to others||0||0||0|
|23.3 Communications, utilities and miscellaneous charges||287||292||5|
|24.0 Printing and reproduction||23||35||12|
|25.1 Consulting services||134||126||(8)|
|25.2 Other services||5,429||5,288||(141)|
|25.3 Purchase of goods and services from government accounts||38,492||41,302||2,810|
|25.4 Operation and maintenance of facilities||186||188||2|
|25.5 Research and development contracts||6,441||2,974||(3,467)|
|25.6 Medical care||467||468||1|
|25.7 Operation and maintenance of equipment||952||939||(13)|
|25.8 Subsistence and support of persons||0||0||0|
|25.0 Subtotal, Other Contractual Services||$52,101||$51,285||($816)|
|26.0 Supplies and materials||$2,277.47||$2,502||$225|
|32.0 Land and structures||0||0||0|
|33.0 Investments and loans||0||0||0|
|41.0 Grants, subsidies and contributions||336,728||343,736||7,008|
|42.0 Insurance claims and indemnities||0||0||0|
|43.0 Interest and dividends||0||0||(0)|
|Subtotal, Non-Pay Costs||$393,551||$399,965||$6,414|
|Total Budget Authority by Object Class||$415,500||$422,936||$7,436|
Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.
|OBJECT CLASSES||FY 2012
|Increase or Decrease|
|Full-time permanent (11.1)||$9,902||$10,454||$552|
|Other than full-time permanent (11.3)||5,041||5,228||187|
|Other personnel compensation (11.5)||287||301||14|
|Military personnel (11.7)||89||92||3|
|Special personnel services payments (11.8)||2,002||2,053||51|
|Total Personnel Compensation (11.9)||$17,321||$18,128||$807|
|Civilian personnel benefits (12.1)||$4,580||$4,795||$215|
|Military personnel benefits (12.2)||47||48||1|
|Benefits to former personnel (13.0)||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Pay Costs||$21,948||$22,971||$1,023|
|Transportation of things (22.0)||39||42||3|
|Rental payments to others (23.2)||0||0||0|
|Communications, utilities and miscellaneous charges (23.3)||287||292||5|
|Printing and reproduction (24.0)||23||35||12|
|Other Contractual Services:|
|Advisory and assistance services (25.1)||134||126||(8)|
|Other services (25.2)||5,429||5,287||(142)|
|Purchases from government accounts (25.3)||22,352||23,090||738|
|Operation and maintenance of facilities (25.4)||186||188||2|
|Operation and maintenance of equipment (25.7)||952||939||(13)|
|Subsistence and support of persons (25.8)||0||0||0|
|Subtotal Other Contractual Services||$29,053||$29,630||$577|
|Supplies and materials (26.0)||$2,270||$2,495||$225|
|Subtotal, Non-Pay Costs||$32,013||$32,966||$953|
|Total, Administrative Costs||$53,961||$55,937||$1,976|
|OFFICE/DIVISION||FY 2012 Actual||FY 2013 CR||FY 2014 PB|
|Office of the Director|
|Office of Extramural Activities|
|Office of Administration|
|Division of Scientific Programs|
|Division of Intramural Research Programs|
Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.
|Fiscal Year||Average GS Grade|
|GRADE||FY 2012 Actual||FY 2013 CR||FY 2014 PB|
|Total, ES Positions||1||1||1|
|Total, ES Salary||$164,830||165,654||167,311|
|Grades established by Act of July 1, 1944 (42 U.S.C. 207):|
|Assistant Surgeon General||0||0||0|
|Senior Assistant Grade||0||0||0|
|Total permanent positions||99||104||104|
|Total positions, end of year||151||156||156|
|Total full-time equiv (FTE) at YE||135||146||146|
|Average ES salary||$164,830||$165,654||$167,311|
|Average GM/GS grade||12.4||12.4||12.4|
|Average GM/GS salary||104,416||104,425||105,469|
|Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.|
3. Based on NCHS/NHIS data for 2007.
4. Based on prevalences from the 1994–95 Disability Supplement to the NHIS and current US population estimates.
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