NCAR staff costs for FY 2005 and 2008 are shown in Figure 6. Contributions to staff support from NSF base, non-NSF funds, NSF-Special Funds, CSC4, and indirect monies are presented. There has been an increase in base support for senior scientists, managers and engineers. Project scientist support from soft money has increased, while there has not been a noticeable change in the funding support for associate scientists. There has been an overall decrease in support for salaried visitors.
Figure 6: Staffing costs by job categories in FY05 and FY08.
4 Computing Service Center: Charge per work-time hour required to cover the operating costs of the laboratory/division computing service center. The CSC charge is based on the estimated number of hours worked in a laboratory/division.