Classified civil service employees (technical professionals, office support, laboratory technicians, custodians, police officers, accountants, LTEs (Limited Term Employees) and most mid-level supervisors) are paid on a bi-weekly basis. Employees work a two-week period and are paid for that time almost two weeks later on a Thursday.



All University Staff employees report their absence and time worked online using the Employee Self Service module within HRS.



The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers all classified  employees and determines employees eligibility for overtime pay when more than  40 hours are worked in a week. The most common exemptions from the FLSA provisions  are for employees who function in an executive, administrative or professional  capacity or those who meet the other standards as outlined in guidelines  provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Exempt employees are compensated based upon their total job  responsibilities and are only eligible for overtime in certain circumstances. Non-exempt (hourly) employees must be paid or given compensatory time at the rate of time and ½ for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per  week. Non-exempt employees are not to work overtime unless prior approval is  granted by their supervisor.



Determining whether or not time spent in travel counts as hours worked depends upon the kind of travel involved. Travel time is defined as hours worked that time spent in travel away from home outside of regular working hours. Any work that an employee is required to perform while traveling must be counted as hours worked even though it may not be during normally scheduled hours.

For other questions related to the Fair Labor Standards Act or travel time, please contact Human Resources.

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