Fair Labor Standards Act Webpage Announced
Human Resources continues to work on analyzing the changes to the overtime rule which increases the salary threshold for a position to be considered exempt from overtime.
University Closure Information
The University closed to address electrical issues at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016.
As stated in University Policy 2.1010 Closure of University, if there is a declaration of University closure for a specified period of time, most employees will be allowed to go or stay home with pay. However, hourly employees required to stay or report to work will receive equal time off at a later date at the convenience of their respective departments.
Exempt employees are expected to fulfill their job responsibilities and are not required to report exception time for closures.
Beginning July 3, 2016, eligible hourly employees will track their compensatory time balance using their time entry method (web time entry, department time entry, Time Clock Plus, paper time sheet). To use this feature, employees will record two different earning types; one to build the balance and one to use the balance. After each pay period is processed, the employee and their time entry approver can view the new compensatory time balance via Banweb.
Below is how the new compensatory time tracking will be recorded for each of the different time entry methods:
Web Time Entry
The earning type “Comp Time Earned” will be used to accrue (add) hours to the Compensatory Time balance.
The earning type “Comp Time Taken” will be used to reduce (subtract) hours from the Compensatory Time balance.
Time Clock Plus
The job code “Comp Time Earned” will be used to accrue (add) hours to the Compensatory Time balance.
The job code “Comp Time Taken” will be used to reduce (subtract) hours from the Compensatory Time balance.
Department Time Entry
The earnings code 450 will be used to accrue (add) hours to the Compensatory Time balance.
The earnings code 460 will be used to reduce (subtract) hours from the Compensatory Time balance.
Paper Time Sheet
The earn code 450 will be used to accrue (add) hours to the Compensatory Time balance.
The earn code 460 will be used to reduce (subtract) hours from the Compensatory Time balance.
Registration is open for the fifth annual HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge to be held on Saturday, July 30.
If you’re not familiar with the HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge, it’s loosely based on the TV show “The Amazing Race.”
Teams complete a series of challenges while they race toward the finish line. These are a mix of physical activities and mental challenges or puzzles. A challenge needs to be completed in order to receive a clue to move forward. While this can be a competitive race for many teams, it can also be a fun family event completed at your own pace.
Register your team of colleagues, friends and family. Teams are limited to four adults, although teams made up of families with children are allowed more than four members.
The deadline to register is Friday, July 15, but space is limited. HuskyPAW members will receive bonus points for participating.
Volunteers are also needed the day of the event. If interested, email Shannon Brodeur.
The Retirement Supplemental Voluntary Program (RSVP) is a voluntary retirement program offered to eligible Michigan Tech employees. The enrollment period in which an employee may sign their RSVP election is between July 1 and October 31, 2016. Employees electing the Monetary Retirement Option must retire on or before June 30, 2017. Prior to electing RSVP, employees must meet with Benefit Services for a confidential meeting to verify eligibility. The RSVP policy and forms may be found online.
RSVP questions may be directed to Benefit Services at email@example.com or 487-2517.
Benefit eligible employees who have an annual physical and complete a Health Assessment with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan by December 31, 2016, can earn one of the following incentives:
$100 deposited into a Health Savings Account (HSA)|
$100 deposited into a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
$100 deposited into Techfit
$200 deposited into a T2 account (funds may only be used at a Michigan Tech facility)
To complete the Health Assessment through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan:
Log in to your account at bcbsm.com (You can easily register if you are not currently set up.)
Click “Health & Wellness” in the blue bar at the top of the page
Click “Take Your Health Assessment” to begin
Once completed, please print a copy of the confirmation page for your records. Paper Health Assessment forms will not qualify for the incentive.
Employees who have met the above requirements will be contacted to choose their incentive in 2017. Incentives will be awarded in March 2017. Contact Benefit Services at firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
Human Resources has published the 2016-2017 Holiday Schedule.
Follow this link to the schedule. holiday-1617
Compensatory time off is leave time in lieu of overtime payment at the calculation of one and one-half hours of each hour of overtime worked.
A supervisor has the option of offering to an eligible employee compensatory time off with pay, rather than overtime payment. All hours granted as time off with pay for hours worked in excess of forty hours per week or eight hours per day are to be considered as compensatory time off and scheduled as one and one-half hours for each overtime hour worked.
The employee decides whether they want to receive overtime pay or compensatory time off. An employee should make a request for compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay before the performance of an overtime assignment. A supervisor cannot require that an employee take compensatory time off. Compensatory time off must be paid out to an employee if the employee leaves the department of the University.