Hourly (non-exempt/overtime eligible) employees are to record their own time in the Human Resource/Payroll (HR/Pay) system. The individual’s Employee ID is stored along with the date and time stamp. This data is used for audit purposes, employee agreement for accuracy and meets federal and state requirement. Hourly employees are to be paid for all hours work in accordance with federal law and are to report hours through the method assigned by KU.
Hourly employees are required to have a minimum 30 minute unpaid meal break when working 6 hours or more.
Time Collection Methods
KU has two methods of reporting time worked in HR/Pay, timesheet and web clock.
Timesheet (doc) access is assigned to regular employee who are not eligible for premium pay (shift, callback and standby).
Employees are to record their time worked in .25 increments and report at a minimum at the end of each work week. As employee’s are certifying the time is accurate, it is not expected to have time keyed in advance. A process called Time Administration will create payable time (total hours per day) to be approved.
- Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), if you are a non-benefits eligible salaried employee and need to report time worked that is not used for pay, you can use the timesheet method. For more information about the ACA, please visit ACA & KU Employees
Web Clock access is assigned to temporary hourly and regular employees eligible for premium pay (shift, call back and standby). It is the responsibility of the employee to use the clock to record when starting and stopping their work schedule. Adjustments for incorrect or missing clock time should be rare. Employees do not clock out for paid breaks.
A process called Time Administration will round each clock time to creating payable time (total hours per day) to be approved. Please refer to the Time Rounding Chart for examples and more information.
Time Reporting Assignment Chart
|Employee Type||Type||Time & Labor|
|Regular Staff (USS, UPS etc.)||Hourly||Timesheet|
|Regular Staff (USS, UPS) Premium Pay||Hourly||WebClock|
|Temporary (USS, UPS, Students etc.)||Hourly||WebClock|
|Regular Staff (USS, UPS etc.)||Salaried||Timesheet required for ACA reporting (non benefits eligible)|
|Regular Faculty||Salaried||Timesheet required for ACA reporting (non benefits eligible)|
|Temporary Faculty||Salaried||Timesheet required for ACA reporting|
|Temporary Students (GA, GTA, GRA)||Salaried||Timesheet required for ACA reporting (not applicable to Graduate Research Assistants and Residential Graduate Assistants)|
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