Annual Survey of University Space

Published: January 29th, 2004

Category: Memos

Michael V. McKee, University Controller

The University of Florida is in the process of preparing for the annual Space Inventory and Allocation Survey for FY 2003/2004. This survey is a joint effort between Contracts & Grants Accounting Services and Facilities Planning and Construction.

The information gathered as a result of this survey is used for many reasons. One important reason is the creation of the Facilities & Administrative Rate Proposal (Indirect Cost Agreement) that is negotiated with the federal government for sponsored research and training. Another reason is to track and monitor the use and condition of University space and fixed equipment. The results of the survey can translate into millions of dollars in overhead recovery and additional funding for the University.

Training is currently being conducted to prepare departments for the completion of this survey. Each Dean, Director and Chairperson can make a significant contribution to this effort by informing their faculty and staff of the importance of their cooperation and assistance during the survey period. Everyone will play a critical role in this process.

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