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FY 2016 Congressional Justification
FY 2016 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
- Detail 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, [$405,302,000]$416,241,000.
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|Source of Funding||FY 2014
|1. Excludes the following amounts for reimbursable activities carried out by this account:
FY 2014 - $1,703; FY 2015 - $2,500; FY 2016 - $2,500
|Type 1 Diabetes||0||0||0|
|FY 2014 First Secretary's Transfer||-1,014||0||0|
|FY 2014 Second Secretary's Transfer||-79||0||0|
|Subtotal, adjusted appropriation||$402,956||$405,302||$416,241|
|OAR HIV/AIDS Transfers||0||-95||0|
|National Children's Study Transfers||1,328||0||0|
|Subtotal, adjusted budget authority||$404,284||$405,207||$416,241|
|Unobligated balance, start of year||0||0||0|
|Unobligated balance, end of year||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, adjusted budget authority||$404,284||$405,207||$416,241|
|Unobligated balance lapsing||-47||0||0|
Major Changes in the Fiscal Year 2016 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 2016 President’s Budget request for NIDCD, which is $11.034 million more than the FY 2015 Enacted level, for a total of $416.241 million.
Research Project Grants (+$8.112 million; total $293.739 million):
NIDCD will support a total of 772 Research Project Grant (RPG) awards in FY 2016, an increase of 4 awards. The number of competing RPGs will increase by 16.
Research & Development Contracts (+$2.100 million; total $21.400 million):
Funds are included in R&D contracts to support an increase in Program Evaluation.
|FY 2015 Enacted||$405,207|
|FY 2016 President's Budget||$416,241|
|Change from FY 2015|
|FTEs||Budget Authority||FTEs||Budget Authority|
|1. Intramural Research:|
|a. Annualization of January 2015 pay increase & benefits||$12,799||$119|
|b. January FY 2016 pay increase & benefits||12,799||39|
|c. One more days of pay (n/a for 2015)||12,799||49|
|d. Differences attributable to change in FTE||12,799||0|
|e. Payment for centrally furnished services||6,190||185|
|f. Increased cost of laboratory supplies, materials, other expenses, and non-recurring costs||18,261||251|
|2. Research Management and Support:|
|a. Annualization of January 2015 pay increase & benefits||$11,045||$102|
|b. January FY 2016 pay increase & benefits||11,045||34|
|c. One more days of pay (n/a for 2015)||11,045||42|
|d. Differences attributable to change in FTE||11,045||0|
|e. Payment for centrally furnished services||2,538||76|
|f. Increased cost of laboratory supplies, materials, other expenses, and non-recurring costs||7,268||100|
|CHANGES||FY 2016 President's Budget||Change from FY 2015|
|1. Research Project Grants:|
|2. Research Centers||15||$17,527||-3||$382|
|3. Other Research||77||12,475||5||-750|
|4. Research Training||278||13,000||2||325|
|5. Research and development contracts||32||21,400||0||2,100|
|6. Intramural Research||70 FTEs||$37,250||0 FTEs||-$93|
|7. Research Management and Support||70 FTEs||20,850||0 FTEs||-39|
|9. Buildings and Facilities||0||0|
Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Graphs
History of Budget Authority and FTEs:
Distribution by Mechanism:
Change by Selected Mechanism:
|FY 2014 Actual||FY 2015 Enacted||FY 2016 President's
1 Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.
|Hearing & Balance||$203,621||$204,051||$210,014||$5,963|
|Taste & Smell||57,073||57,207||58,879||1,672|
|Voice, Speech, & Language||86,554||86,714||89,248||2,534|
|Research Management & Support||70||$19,803||70||$20,535||70||$20,850||0||$315|
|Fiscal Year||Budget Estimate to Congress||House
Justification of Budget Request
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Authorizing Legislation: Section 301 and title IV of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
|FY 2014 Actual||FY 2015 Enacted||FY 2016 President's Budget||FY 2016 +/-
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 intramural and extramural portfolio of both basic and clinical research focused on human communication research and their associated disorders in three program areas: hearing and balance; taste and smell; and voice, speech, and language.
NIDCD Research Advances: Extraordinary research opportunities have led to scientific breakthroughs in the study of genes, proteins, sensory and supporting cells, and molecular processes that directly affect our understanding of communication disorders. These advances have been accompanied by substantial progress in behavioral studies that increase our understanding of how communication processes contribute to a person’s health. In the past year, NIDCD has supported research activities in the following areas of communication science:
- Translating Discovery into Health – Strong Link between Hearing Loss and Depression in Adults1: Hearing impairment, the third-leading cause of years lost due to disability worldwide, may reduce quality of life.2 Individuals with hearing impairment may be more at risk of developing mental health problems, like depression. Studies had previously shown a possible link between hearing impairment and depression, but in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, NIDCD researchers have found a strong association between hearing impairment and depression. Self-reported hearing impairment was linked with an increased risk of depression in both males and females age 18-69; the findings were similar among whites, blacks, and Hispanics. The investigators also found that moderate hearing impairment, as assessed by audiometric exams, was significantly associated with depression in women over 70 years old. It is hoped that this research can help health professionals be better able to improve the quality of life among people with hearing impairment by watching for the signs and symptoms of depression and referring them for mental health services.
- Unraveling Life’s Mysteries through Basic Research – Linking a Bad Diet to Smell Loss3: Research has shown that a high-fat diet can lead to health problems like heart disease and diabetes. NIH-funded scientists have now identified a new risk for high-fat diets: your sense of smell may suffer. The scientists compared the olfactory ability (sense of smell) of mice that were fed either a high-fat diet or a normal-fat diet. Overweight mice raised on the high-fat diet had a reduced ability to sense odors because inflammation caused the death of many of their olfactory sensory neurons – cells in the nose that detect odors. Consequently, the obese mice on a high-fat diet were not as good at discriminating odors as normal-weight mice on a normal diet. Even after scientists switched the overweight mice to a normal-fat diet and they lost weight, the formerly overweight mice were still not as sensitive to odors as the mice that had never been overweight. These data may help us understand how diet influences future food selection and impacts overall health.
- Translating Discovery into Health – Improving Communication in Children with Autism4: Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty communicating. A frequently used treatment in many schools and clinics is applied behavior analysis (ABA) involving over 40 hours of instruction per week and can require many trials to learn a single word. An alternate intervention, pivotal response treatment (PRT), is derived from ABA, but is play-based and child-initiated. In a comparative effectiveness study, NIDCD-supported scientists compared these two approaches. The PRT intervention was found to improve verbal and pragmatic social communication in three months with only two hours of instruction per week. These results address evidence-based practices facing service delivery challenges; in addition, the findings identify intervention strategies which give children with ASD better communicative and social competency and improved outcomes.
NIDCD Plans, Priorities, and Challenges for the Future: NIDCD continues its support of new and competing Research Project Grants from investigators who have innovative ideas and fresh perspectives. NIDCD is also working hard to prepare a diverse and talented biomedical research workforce focused on communication disorders, especially the research training and career development of emerging clinician-investigators. Driven by compelling public health needs along with recent scientific progress, NIDCD prioritizes its research investments to identify the most promising opportunities for human communication research, including:
- Harnessing Data and Technology to Improve Health – Hearing Health Care: Approximately 17 percent of American adults, or 36 million people, report some degree of hearing loss, and many of these individuals could benefit from assistive technologies such as hearing aids. However, only about 20 percent of those who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them. Since 2009, NIDCD has been striving to fill gaps in the accessibility and affordability of hearing health care (AAHHC) by sponsoring a working group and leading a series of groundbreaking research initiatives. To study this area further, NIDCD, FDA, and other Federal agencies are partnering with the Institute of Medicine in FY 2015 to sponsor a consensus study and report to consider access, affordability, and regulatory issues related to hearing health care. The report will provide needed information to help direct AAHHC reform.
- Translating Discovery into Health – Global Health and Reducing Health Disparities among Minority and Underserved Children: NIDCD invests in research to help disadvantaged children with hearing impairment or language disorders, who can experience various barriers to health care, including proper identification/diagnosis, limited access to follow-up care, lack of provider knowledge, challenges to families in obtaining services, and information gaps. To reduce health disparities, NIDCD is participating in two initiatives to encourage the development and testing of interventions targeted toward ethnic and racial minorities and populations of underserved children. NIDCD also supports research in foreign countries which has led to the identification of genes involved in deafness and other communication disorders. This international research provides the potential to develop new treatments for hearing impairments, stuttering, and other conditions for underserved children in the United States.
Overall Budget Policy:
The FY 2016 President’s Budget request for NIDCD is $416.241 million, an increase of $11.034 million or 2.7 percent above the FY 2015 Enacted level. NIDCD will continue to support new and early stage investigators, and will increase number of competing Research Project Grants (RPG’s) by 16. In FY 2016, NIDCD will support new investigators on R01 equivalent awards at success rates approximately equal to those of established investigators submitting new R01 equivalent applications. FY 2016 Noncompeting RPG’s will be funded at the full-committed level. In the Research Project Grants mechanism, an increase of $1.5 million is requested for continued NIDCD participation in the NIH BRAIN initiative.
NIDCD allocates a portion of the funds available for competing RPGs 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. Postdoctoral fellows who show high promise as an emerging independent investigator will be encouraged to launch their careers through the Pathways to Independence (K99-R00) program. Stipend rates for predoctoral trainees and fellows increase by 2 percent.
In the Research Centers mechanism, $1.420 million is provided for participation in the new NIH Precision Medicine initiative. NIH proposes to launch a national research cohort of one million or more Americans – to propel our understanding of health and disease and set the foundation for a new way of doing research through engaged participants and open, responsible data sharing. Participants who voluntarily choose to join this effort will be able to share their genomic data, biological specimens, and behavioral data, and, if they choose, link it to their electronic health records (EHRs), taking advantage of the latest in social media and mobile applications, and with appropriate privacy protections in place. Bona fide researchers from across the country will have access to data voluntarily provided, thereby crowdsourcing rich data to the brightest minds in biomedical research. The cohort will be built largely by linking existing cohorts together taking advantage of infrastructure, data security and expertise already in place. NIH will help to connect these existing cohorts, but the current sponsors of the cohorts will maintain their ownership and management. Research on this scale promises to lead to new prevention strategies, novel therapeutics and medical devices, and improvements in how we prescribe drugs – on an individual and personalized basis.
In R&D Contracts, funds are provided to support an increase in Program Evaluation.
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 also decrease quality of life, and cross all ethnic and socioeconomic lines. Approximately 36 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss5 and almost eight million adults report a chronic problem with balance.6 In addition, about two to three out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears that can affect their speech, language, social, and cognitive development.7 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.
The number of Americans with hearing and balance disorders is expected to increase as the nation’s population ages and as survival rates improve for a wide range of medical conditions associated with communication disorders. In response, NIDCD has placed an emphasis on research training and career development opportunities to ensure a constant throughput of productive, creative, and innovative scientists. NIDCD is continuously adapting its research training and career development efforts to encourage new investigators and build shared research resources, which takes many years to develop. Since 2007, NIDCD has sponsored a special topics course in auditory and vestibular biology at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The course, at this very prestigious research center, brings together outstanding faculty to provide hands-on instruction to a select group of trainees. NIDCD plans to continue nurturing the communication sciences careers of young scientists and foster the advancement of research methodologies and technologies to improve, hasten, and implement new treatments for these disorders and impairments.
The 2016 President’s Budget for the Hearing and Balance program is $210.014 million, an increase of $5.963 million or 2.9 percent from the FY 2015 Enacted level. In FY 2016, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral, and student training on hearing and balance sciences. Postdoctoral fellows who show high promise as emerging independent investigators will be encouraged to launch their careers through the Pathways to Independence (K99-R00) program. Making R01 awards to first-time and early-stage investigators in the area of hearing and balance 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.8 Many more taste and smell disorders go unreported. The NIDCD Taste and Smell program supports the study of the chemical senses – taste and smell – to enhance understanding of how individuals communicate with their environment and how chemosensory disorders can be identified and treated. Taste and smell play important roles in preferences and aversions for aromas, specific foods, and flavors. By helping us understand why people prefer certain foods over others, research on taste and smell may help develop prevention and treatment strategies for obesity and diabetes. Taste preferences can also influence whether someone is willing to take a needed medication.
Aging and many serious health problems, including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, may be accompanied or signaled by chemosensory problems. NIDCD is supporting research on many aspects of the gustatory (taste) and olfactory (smell) systems, with the goal of improving diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of chemosensory disorders. NIDCD also supports studies of the molecular and cellular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, brain imaging, and functional circuitry of the gustatory and olfactory systems.
NIDCD is also working to encourage clinical research on both normal and disordered functions of the gustatory and olfactory systems, and to facilitate the translation of research results into practice within the healthcare system. To this end, the Institute held a one-day workshop on this topic in 2014. Participants recommended that NIDCD provide one year research experiences for medical students interested in pursuing chemosensory research. In response, the Institute has established a program providing supplements to existing grants for the support of medical students pursuing chemosensory research.
The 2016 President’s Budget for the Taste and Smell program is $58.879 million, an increase of $1.672 million or 2.9 percent from the FY 2015 Enacted level. In FY 2016, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral, and student training on smell and taste sciences. Postdoctoral fellows who show high promise as emerging independent investigators will be encouraged to launch their careers through the Pathways to Independence (K99-R00) program. Making R01 awards to first-time and early-stage investigators in the area of smell and taste sciences will be given funding priority.
Voice, Speech, and Language Program: Voice, speech, and language abilities allow us to share thoughts, ideas, and emotions. Disorders involving voice, speech, or language, as well as swallowing, can have an overwhelming effect on an individual’s health and quality of life; these disorders affect people of all ages with or without hearing impairment, including children with autism, those who stutter, and adults with aphasia or other speech disorders. Approximately 7.5 million people in the United States have trouble using their voice.9 By the first grade, roughly five percent of children have noticeable speech disorders.10 Between six and eight million people in the United States have some form of language impairment.11
NIDCD continues its commitment to develop effective diagnostic and intervention strategies for people with voice, speech, or language impairments. For example, NIDCD provides support for several clinical trials to improve the effectiveness, cost, and outcomes for individuals with aphasia. More than a million people in the United States currently have aphasia from stroke and other causes. One innovative trial integrates neuroimaging and behavioral therapy to help determine which individuals are most likely to benefit from language rehabilitation treatment. These findings will guide clinical practice by deciding treatment based on a personalized assessment of brain damage and connectivity, allowing for each patient to be treated according to their individualized brain network profile.
The FY 2016 President’s Budget for the Voice, Speech, and Language program is $89.248 million, an increase of $2.534 million or 2.9 percent from the FY 2015 Enacted level. In FY 2016, the program will continue emphasizing faculty, postdoctoral, and student training on voice, speech, and language sciences. Postdoctoral fellows who show high promise as emerging independent investigators will be encouraged to launch their careers through the Pathways to Independence (K99-R00) 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 conducts basic and clinical research in human communication, with a primary focus on hearing. Research projects address the genetics of hearing and balance disorders in humans and mouse models; identifying molecules and genes important for inner ear development; observing hearing 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, scientific research organizations recognized two NIDCD intramural scientists for their outstanding achievements. Intramural investigators have also made great strides in helping to understand how the structures in the inner ear are connected together during development. For the first time, NIDCD intramural scientists purified a key part of myosin 15, a molecular motor protein that helps build healthy hearing structures in the inner ear. Mutations in the myosin 15 gene (MYO15A) have been linked to a form of hereditary deafness in humans. With their new ability to study the protein, scientists can now work to understand how mutations cause hearing problems. Another team of NIDCD intramural scientists identified molecules in a pathway that is critical for setting up the tonotopic organization of the inner ear. Tonotopy refers to the arrangement of sensory cells that detect sound, and how they project into the hearing portions of our brains. Cells in these different parts of the auditory system are physically arranged according to the frequency of sound to which they are most sensitive, or tuned. The result is an anatomic organization much like the keys on a piano, but with thousands of keys. Sensory cells that are located next to each other in the ear send their projections into the brain, where they make connections that are next to each other with the hearing centers, duplicating their placement pattern in the ear. This new information will help us understand how things go wrong in hearing conditions where tonotopic organization is disrupted, and help inform attempts to generate or regenerate the hearing organ and/or nerve.
NIDCD participated in the dedication ceremony for the second phase of the NIH John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center. Completion of the second phase of the center consolidates the NIDCD’s entire intramural research program at NIH’s Bethesda, Maryland, campus for the first time, enabling NIDCD’s intramural scientists to engage in new collaborations with neuroscientists from ten other NIH institutes who also conduct research in the building.
The FY 2016 President’s Budget for the Intramural Research program is $37.250 million, an increase of $0.550 million or 1.5 percent from the FY 2015 Enacted level. 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 2016, 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 manages the oversight of approximately 1,300 research grants, training awards, and R&D contracts.
NIDCD continues to expand its education and outreach of science to the public. For example, NIDCD sponsored a new speaker series called, “Beyond the Lab, Understanding Communication Disorders,” which is designed for NIH administrative and support staff as well as scientists and the public. The series offers the opportunity to learn about NIDCD’s research advances in communication disorders. In addition, NIDCD launched “EARssentials: Concepts and Techniques of Contemporary Hearing Research,” an introductory course for scientists and those interested in science. The course provides students with an overall conceptual view of the auditory system as well as hands-on exposure to laboratory techniques unique to research on the inner ear. Also, NIDCD hosted a visit by the Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus. The visit, which was attended by 13 congressional staffers and 12 members from advocacy organizations, included scientific presentations from NIDCD intramural scientists and tours of their labs.
The FY 2016 President’s Budget for the Research Management and Support program is $20.850 million, an increase of $0.315 million or 1.5 percent from the FY 2015 Enacted level. Additional funds will be utilized to cover increased costs of pay and central services, as well as scientific workshops, improved public online services, enhanced web-based information systems to improve scientific and administrative management, and strategic planning.
|Total compensable workyears|
|Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours||0||0||0|
|Average ES salary||$173||$175||$2|
|Average GM/GS grade||12.3||12.4||0.1|
|Average GM/GS salary||$105||$106||$1|
|Average salary, grade established by act of July 1, 1944
(42 U.S.C. 207)
|Average salary of ungraded positions||$155||$157||$2|
|OBJECT CLASSES||FY 2015 Enacted||FY 2016 President's Budget||FY 2016 +/-
|11.1 Full-time permanent||$10,667||$10,814||$148|
|11.3 Other than full-time permanent||4,964||5,033||69|
|11.5 Other personnel compensation||334||339||5|
|11.7 Military personnel||108||109||1|
|11.8 Special personnel services payments||2,314||2,346||32|
|11.9 Subtotal Personnel Compensation||$18,387||$18,641||$254|
|12.1 Civilian personnel benefits||$5,022||$5,151||$129|
|12.2 Military personnel benefits||51||51||1|
|13.0 Benefits to former personnel||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Pay Costs||$23,459||$23,843||$384|
|21.0 Travel and transportation of persons||$310||$315||$5|
|22.0 Transportation of things||31||32||1|
|23.1 Rental payments to GSA||3||3||0|
|23.2 Rental payments to others||0||0||0|
|23.3 Communications, utilities, and misc. charges||213||216||3|
|24.0 Printing and reproduction||0||0||0|
|25.1 Consulting services||$138||$140||$2|
|25.2 Other services||1,850||1,880||30|
|25.3 Purchase of goods and services from government accounts||41,966||44,758||2,792|
|25.4 Operation and maintenance of facilities||$596||$596||$0|
|25.5 R&D contracts||3,415||3,246||-169|
|25.6 Medical care||338||346||8|
|25.7 Operation & maintenance of equipment||555||564||9|
|25.8 Subsistence & support of persons||0||0||0|
|25.0 Subtotal, Other Contractual Services||$48,858||$51,530||$2,672|
|26.0 Supplies & materials||$1,846||$1,875||$30|
|32.0 Land and structures||0||0||0|
|33.0 Investments and loans||0||0||0|
|41.0 Grants, subsidies and contributions||328,672||336,741||8,069|
|42.0 Insurance claims and indemnities||0||0||0|
|43.0 Interest & dividends||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Non-Pay Costs||$381,748||$392,398||$10,650|
|Total Budget Authority by Object Class||$405,207||$416,241||$11,034|
1. Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.
|OBJECT CLASSES||FY 2015 Enacted||FY 2016
|Full-time permanent (11.1)||$10,667||$10,814||$148|
|Other than full-time permanent (11.3)||4,964||5,033||69|
|Other personnel compensation (11.5)||334||339||5|
|Military personnel (11.7)||108||109||1|
|Special personnel services payments (11.8)||2,314||2,346||32|
|Subtotal Personnel Compensation (11.9)||$18,387||$18,641||$254|
|Civilian personnel benefits (12.1)||$5,022||$5,151||$129|
|Military personnel benefits (12.2)||51||51||1|
|Benefits to former personnel (13.0)||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Pay Costs||$23,459||$23,843||$384|
|Travel & Transportation of Persons (21.0)||$310||$315||$5|
|Transportation of things (22.0)||31||32||1|
|Rental payments to others (23.2)||0||0||0|
|Communications, utilities and miscellaneous charges (23.3)||213||216||3|
|Printing and reproduction (24.0)||0||0||0|
|Other Contractual Services:|
|Consulting Services (25.1)||138||140||2|
|Other services (25.2)||1,850||1,880||30|
|Purchases from government accounts (25.3)||27,686||28,250||564|
|Operation and maintenance of facilities (25.4)||596||596||0|
|Operation and maintenance of equipment (25.7)||555||564||9|
|Subsistence and support of persons (25.8)||0||0||0|
|Subtotal Other Contractual Services||$30,825||$31,430||$604|
|Supplies and materials (26.0)||$1,846||$1,875||$30|
|Subtotal, Non-Pay Costs||$33,224||$33,867||$643|
|Total, Administrative Costs||$56,683||$57,710||$1,027|
|OFFICE/DIVISION||FY 2014 Actual||FY 2015 Est.||FY 2016 Est.|
|Division of Extramural Activities|
|Division of Intramural Research Program|
|Division of Scientific Programs|
|Office of Administration|
|Office of the Director|
|Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.|
|FTEs supported by funds from Cooperative Research and Development Agreements.||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Fiscal Year||Average GS Grade|
|GRADE||FY 2014 Actual||FY 2015 Enacted||FY 2016 President's Budget|
|Total, ES Positions||1||1||1|
|Total, ES Salary||171,423||173,137||174,869|
|Grades established by Act of July 1, 1944 (42 U.S.C. 207):||0||0||0|
|Assistant Surgeon General||0||0||0|
|Senior Assistant Grade||0||0||0|
|Total permanent positions||105||105||105|
|Total positions, end of year||156||157||157|
|Total full-time equivalent (FTE) employment, end of year||139||140||140|
|Average ES salary||171,423||173,137||174,869|
|Average GM/GS grade||12.2||12.3||12.4|
|Average GM/GS salary||104,239||105,281||106,334|
|1. Includes FTEs whose payroll obligations are supported by the NIH Common Fund.|
5. Based on NCHS/NHIS data for 2007.
6. Based on prevalences from the 1994–95 Disability Supplement to the NHS and current US population estimates.
7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20203554. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12784222
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