FY 13 Per Diem Memo
The Laboratory Animal Care Unit and the Research Counsel are pleased to announce there will be no increase in per diem and service rates for FY 2013 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013). Last year we published projected rates for FY12, FY13, and FY14 that included a 3% increase; however, the increase for FY12 will not be implemented. Please be advised, however, the LACU budget is subject to variation from year to year based on many factors such as census, staffing, and cost of supplies and replacement caging and equipment. We will publish projected rates for FY13 and FY14 based on inflation, labor, and other volatile costs that are expected to increase over time.
We appreciate the continued support from administration and faculty for the animal resource program as we move forward to accommodate the increased complexity of research at UTHSC while maintaining full compliance with Federal regulations and accrediting agency standards. These resulting changes increase demand for qualified personnel and resources as well as challenge our efforts to maintain an AAALAC accredited program. We will continue to implement procedural changes to protect the health of valuable animal subjects, improve efficiency of the overall animal care operation, and promote the highest level of animal care.
Timothy D. Mandrell, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Laboratory Animal Care Unit
Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Timothy D. Mandrell, D.V.M.
Laboratory Animal Care Unit
956 Court Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38163