FY 14 Per Diem Memo

Dear Investigator,

The Laboratory Animal Care Unit and the Research Council are pleased to announce there will be no increase in per diem and service rates for FY 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Last year we published projected rates for FY14, and FY15 that included a 3% increase; however, that proposed increase for FY14 will not be implemented. Please be advised, however, the LACU budget is subject to variation from year to year based on many factors such as census, staffing, and cost of supplies, replacement caging and equipment. Along with the rates for FY14, we have included projected rates for FY15 and FY16 based on estimates for inflation, labor, and other volatile costs that are expected to increase over time. LACU per diem and service rates can be found on the LACU web site.

We appreciate the continued support from the campus administration for the animal resource program as we continue to move forward to accommodate the increased complexity of research at UTHSC while maintaining full compliance with Federal regulations and accrediting agency standards.

Timothy D. Mandrell, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Laboratory Animal Care Unit
Professor and Chair