TRF 2020 Letter from VP and CIO Aaron Powell

Last updated: July 7, 2022

Date: March 12, 2019
From: Aaron Powell, Vice President for UW Information Technology and CIO
To: UW Administration
Subject: FY 2020 Technology Recharge Fee

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to update you on the FY 2020 rates for the Technology Recharge Fee (TRF), which provides support for essential information technology services delivered by UW Information Technology (UW-IT). Under a recommendation by the University’s IT Service Investment Board, and approved by the Provost, there will be a slight adjustment to the rates. The Board, comprised of representatives from academic and administrative units, is charged by the Provost with conducting an annual review and evaluation of the TRF.

The FY 2020 TRF rates, effective July 1, 2019, will be:

  • $57.53 per month per capita for all academic and administrative units, a 0.4 percent increase. (The current rate is $57.28).
  • $51.75 per month per capita for the Medical Centers, a -0.8 percent decrease. (The current rate is $52.20).

These new rates do not represent an increase in funds to support basic IT services delivered by UW-IT. The slight adjustment in the two rates offset each other and is due to a change in the cost of each of the covered services and to whom those services are allocated. The IT Service Investment Board also recommends maintaining the existing cost allocation methodology for the TRF.

In arriving at its recommendations, the Board followed advice from the Technology Recharge Fee Advisory Committee, which is charged with providing in-depth analysis and consultation in support of the annual TRF review.

The TRF covers a basic bundle of IT services identified as essential by a group of representatives from across the UW community. More information about the TRF, including what services are included in the basic bundle and how the per capita rate is calculated, can be found at TRF Overview.

The Board believes its recommendations for the FY 2020 TRF rate and methodology will continue to provide the financial stability necessary for UW-IT to deliver critical information technology services to the UW community.

Thank you for your continued support.

Aaron Powell
Vice President for UW Information Technology and CIO

Ana Mari Cauce, President
Mark Richards, Provost and Executive Vice President
Anind K. Dey, Dean, Information School, Chair, IT Service Investment Board