The following updates are live in N-PEARS as of July 12, 2023. These updates affect the Budget Import and the Planned Staffing sections in State plans and implementing agency plans. A screenshot from the system is provided below to illustrate the changes.
The column title “SNAP-Ed Salary, Benefits, and Wages (Federal dollars only)” is updated to “Average Full Salary, Benefits, and Wages for Position.” For each position, the salary data entered should reflect the entire salary, benefits, and wages for 1 FTE within that position.
For each row, N-PEARS automatically calculates the estimated total salary for all staff with this position by multiplying FTE charged to SNAP-Ed x Salary, Benefits, and Wages. The system currently performs this calculation, and will continue to perform this calculation.
The budget import template previously did not include this calculation, and is now updated to match the calculation within N-PEARS. If you plan to import budget data, please download the new version of the template from N-PEARS. Uploading previous versions of the templates will result in an error message.
To provide more information on the calculations performed, a new “Subtotals” column now shows in the Planned Staffing data entry section and in the budget import template. The subtotals column lists the total calculated for each row. The column title indicates the method used to calculate each subtotal (FTE x Average Full Salary, Benefits and Wages for Position).
Please note that data from the Planned Staffing section is not included in the Total Budget.
The SNAP-Ed Salary/Benefits data in the Total Budget is pulled from the Project Budgets and Other SNAP-Ed Expenditures sections. If your agency’s data in the Planned Staffing section has been updated, the Total Budget is not impacted.