Timekeeping Guidance for the Fall & Thanksgiving Holiday

HRMS

This message has been approved by Christine Conley, Senior Associate Director of Attendance & Leave, for distribution to all Department Representatives.

The Fall Break and Thanksgiving holidays occur November 25 - 27, 2020. This guidance applies to Pay Period ‘K’, which includes November 25 and November 26. The final day of the holiday, Friday, November 27, occurs in a different pay period and is not reflected in this guidance. The payroll processing schedule for Pay Period ‘K’ is accelerated.

To be paid for the holiday, USPS, A&P, Executive Service (AEX), and Faculty employees should be in pay status (either working or on approved leave) at least a portion of the scheduled workday before the holiday.

  • Full-time employees receive 8 hours of leave for holidays. Part-time employees receive a proportionate number of leave hours for holidays based on their FTE.
    • Example – While a 1.0 FTE employee gets 8 hours of paid holiday leave for each day, a 0.75 FTE employee would get 6 hours of paid holiday leave.
  • If you have employees on alternate schedules (full-time or part-time), they should be advised in advance to work the appropriate hours for the workweek of November 20, 2020 – November 26, 2020, based on the amount of holiday leave they receive for the holiday.

 

Reporting Fall Break and Thanksgiving Holidays for Workweek of November 20 - 26: 

Elapsed Timesheet

  • DO NOT ENTER TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY for A&P, AEX, USPS, or Faculty employees using the elapsed timesheet.
  • The OMNI HR elapsed timesheet will show no hours (blank) for November 25 and November 26. The holiday hours will be added in automatically by the system. See example below:

Punch Timesheet

  • Nonexempt USPS employees using the USPS punch timesheet (only) must enter their holiday hours for November 25 and November 26. See example below:

OPS Employees

OPS employees are not eligible to receive holiday pay.

  • OPS Nonexempt Employees (paid for time worked) do not receive holiday pay. Only the hours actually worked should be reported on the timesheet.
  • OPS Exempt Employees (Grad Assistants/Adjuncts/OPS Faculty) do not report time on their timesheets. If the employee is funded during the holiday period, the system will generate pay based on their appointment.

 

Compensatory Leave

If a full-time USPS or A&P employee worked on the holiday or beyond the required number of hours for the workweek, the Time Reporting Code of "Straight Time Comp Earned - REGCE" should be reported as described in the following scenarios:  

A&P Exempt

  • Use “Straight-time Comp Earned – REGCE” if the employee worked on the holiday (November 25 and November 26) and worked more than the required 24 hours during the holiday workweek (16 hours maximum REGCE allowed).

USPS Nonexempt

  • Use “Straight-time Comp Earned – REGCE” if the employee worked more than the required 24 hours during the holiday workweek (16 hours maximum REGCE allowed).

If an employee physically worked more than 40 hours during the holiday workweek, do one of the following:

  • To generate Overtime Comp Leave Earned – enter OTCCE for the hours over 40.
  • To generate Overtime Pay – enter either OVHHP or REGHP for the hours over 40.

USPS Exempt

  • Use “Straight-time Comp Earned – REGCE” if the employee worked more than the required 24 hours during the holiday workweek (16 hours maximum REGCE allowed).

If an employee physically worked more than 40 hours during the holiday workweek, do one of the following:

  • To generate Straight-time Comp Leave Earned – enter REGCE for the hours over 40.
  • To generate Pay at the Straight-time Rate – enter REGHP for the hours over 40.

 

Other Types of Leave

Employees on Workers’ Compensation

Since most of these employees are receiving Workers’ Compensation payment for approximately 2/3 of their wages, their holiday pay should be proportional (approximately 1/3). Both the Workers’ Compensation and the holiday amounts need to be reported on the timesheet

Elapsed timesheet example for the holiday workweek:

Fri

11/20

Sat

11/21

Sun

11/22

Mon

11/23

Tue

11/24

Wed

11/25

Thu

11/26

 

5.25

 

 

5.25

5.25

5.25

5.25

Workers Comp – WKCHT

2.75

 

 

2.75

2.75

   

Sick Leave Taken – SKCHT

 

 

 

 

 

-5.25

-5.25

Holiday - HOLHT

  

Punch timesheet example for the holiday workweek:

 

Time Reporting Code

Quantity

Fri – 11/20

Sick Leave Taken - SCKHT
Workers Comp - WKCHT

2.75
5.25

Sat – 11/21

 

 

Sun – 11/22

 

 

Mon – 11/23

Sick Leave Taken - SCKHT
Workers Comp - WKCHT

2.75
5.25

Tue – 11/24

Sick Leave Taken - SCKHT
Workers Comp - WKCHT

2.75
5.25

Wed – 11/25

Holiday - HOLHT
Workers Comp - WKCHT

2.75
5.25

Thu – 11/26

Holiday - HOLHT
Workers Comp - WKCHT

2.75
5.25

 

Employees on Family and Medical Leave

If an employee is on continuous FMLA, they MUST report FMLAT on the holiday. If the employee is on intermittent FMLA, do not report FMLAT for the holiday. The following is only an example of an elapsed timesheet. The corresponding leave code can be sick leave, vacation leave, straight time compensatory leave, overtime compensatory leave, or leave without pay.

Elapsed timesheet example for the holiday workweek: 

Fri

11/20

Sat

11/21

Sun

11/22

Mon

11/23

Tue

11/24

Wed

11/25

Thu

11/26

 

8

 

 

8

8

8

8

Family Medical Leave Taken - FMLAT

8

 

 

8

8

 

 

Sick Leave Taken – SKCHT

  

Overseas Time Reporting

Certain non-US citizens working outside of the United States must report Overseas Hours Worked (OVSEA) in conjunction with hours worked/leave. The following is an example of a full-time OPS Exempt employee who was approved to use this code while working overseas.

Elapsed timesheet example for the holiday workweek: 

Fri

11/20

Sat

11/21

Sun

11/22

Mon

11/23

Tue

11/24

Wed

11/25

Thu

11/26

 

8

 

 

8

8

8

8

Regular Hours Worked (REGHP) / Contract Hours (REGCP)

8

 

 

8

8

8

8

Overseas Hours Worked - OVSEA

 

Resources

Department Representatives should review time entry queries and myFSU BI reports to ensure their department’s timekeeping is compliant with University guidelines. Please reference the time entry guidance on the HR website.

Questions? Contact an Attendance & Leave representative.

 

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