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QAD Grading and Certification Fee Rates  


Meat Grading Fees


  • Commitment (8 hours per day between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM, 40 hours per week) - $61.00 per hour
  • Non-Commitment (8 hours or less per day between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM) - $71.00 per hour
  • Premium (hours over 8 per day between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM, all hours between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM, all hours on Saturday and Sunday) - $78.00 per hour
  • Holiday (Federal legal holidays) - $122.00 per hour
  • Mileage (for non-commitment applicants) 56.5 cents per mile
  • Other (tolls, rental, etc.) - actual as billed
  • Per Diem and hotel - as established by the Government
  • Laboratory - as established per test
  • Official Carcass Grade Data = $0.50/grade factor
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Beef Carcasses = $350.00/load


Poultry and Egg Grading Fees


Resident Plants (Federal) Inplant Per Hour
Base $22.72
Regular $42.68
Overtime $47.16
Holiday $24.60
Regular/Night Differential (ND) $45.16
Overtime/ND $49.60
Regular/Sunday Differential (SD) $48.80
Overtime/SD $53.28
Regular/SD/ND $51.28
Overtime/SD/ND $55.76


Administrative Volume Charge for Resident Plants (minimum $275, maximum $3,225)
Poultry $.00047/pound
Eggs $.058/case


Nonresident Fee
Regular $77.28
Premium $93.24


Audit Fee Rate
Regular $89.20
Premium $116.08

 
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  Last Modified Date: 06/04/2014