The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under a Continuing Resolution (CR). Until FY 2013 appropriations are enacted, NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level). All legislative mandates that were in effect in FY 2012 remain in effect under the CR, including the salary limitation set at Executive Level II of the Federal Pay Scale ($179,700). (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-002.html
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