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The MHI Business Office provides a wide variety of services to our research customers. Some of our primary services include: Pre-Award services, Post-Award administration, and Human Resources services. These services are offered to all MHI Faculty, researchers, staff, and Directors who choose to administer their research accounts in our department.

Pre-Award Services

  • Review of submission guidelines
  • Budget preparation and assistance
  • Gathering of all required documentation
  • Entry into specialized systems (, AHA)
  • Electronic routing of proposals (Ramses)
  • Interface with OSP, OSR
  • Tracking of due dates, progress reports

Post-Award Services

  • Review of award guidelines
  • Assistance with initial award / account setup
  • Transfer of existing funding / relinquishing statements
  • Detailed personnel forecasting
  • Expenditure monitoring, compliance monitoring (OMB Circulars)
  • Monthly reconciliation and reports
  • Quarterly meetings to review progress, funding, hiring, submissions
  • Reimbursement and order processing (Travel, AP/AR)

Human Resources Services

  • Review of staffing requirements
  • Assistance with position establishment and recruitment
  • Assistance with transfer of personnel
  • Temporary hires, students
  • International center coordination (H1-B, J-1 visa preparation)
  • Salary administration and departmental equity
  • Payroll administration, Time Information Management
  • Effort Reporting (PARS)
  • Employee relations, on-site mediation services
  • Assistance with performance management process (WPPR)
  • Attendance at quarterly meetings