When and how is the % of earn sal on the QSD calculated, and what is this used for?
If an individual has only one contract period associated with his/her job(s), and that contract period is either 9 or 12, then the system is able to calculate the quarterly earnings for that individual. If salary was charged to a sponsored account, then the percentage of earned salary (% of earn sal) associated with that sponsored account is shown. This can be used as a starting point for determining effort on that sponsored account. Note that if an NIH-sponsored grant is charged and the individual earns more than the current NIH salary cap, the effort indicated on that grant should be greater than the % of earn sal in order to justify the charge.