Shop Rate Increase -- FAQs
What is included in the proposed rate?
The rate includes hourly labor, fringe and supervision. Also, a nominal charge is added for incidental supplies such as nuts, bolts, screws, and nails. We do not charge a markup for any services or supplies billed to our customers.
How does the new rate compare to others?
The proposed hourly rates are substantially lower than equivalent local service providers. Some examples of local service provider rates include but are not limited to:
· Carpenters $65
· Electricians $75
· Auto Shop $60
Our rates are lower than the UT Systems campuses, too.
How often will these rates change?
The base rate will be reviewed yearly and adjusted automatically for changes to the UTSA merit plan and fringe rate plans. Every two years we will conduct a detailed review to make additional adjustments for changes to the cost of living, and construction cost index. We will notify you of rate changes during the annual budget process.