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University of Louisville
 OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
 POLICY
 
 
University Administrators, Faculty, and Staff
 
 
POLICY NAME
Time and Attendance Records
EFFECTIVE DATE
May 1, 1993
POLICY NUMBER
PER-4.01
 
POLICY STATEMENT
 
To comply with federal and state requirements, each dean, director, or department head shall ensure maintenance of accurate records of all hours worked daily and weekly by each classified employee for a minimum of three years. Each dean, director, or department head also should be fully aware that compliance with federal and state requirements is only possible if each classified employee's working hours are recorded accurately during each work shift and rounded daily to the nearest tenth of an hour. Timekeeping is particularly important in instances where classified employees are required or permitted to perform work at home. The necessity of accurately reporting time for all actual hours worked should be stressed with the employee. In no case shall classified employees be permitted to perform university work at home without prior approval of the unit supervisor.
Falsification by an employee of any attendance and leave record may be cause for dismissal.
 
Each classified employee is required to be present on the assigned job for the total number of hours for which compensation is being received unless absence from duty is authorized in accordance with these policies.
 
 
REASON FOR POLICY
 
Attendance and punctuality are important to the smooth and coordinated functioning of the university. The efficiency of an entire work group is impaired if every individual is not at his or her work station at the designated starting time.
 
Federal and state laws place full responsibility upon the employer for the maintenance and accuracy of such reports, regardless of the method used. Any method of recording working hours which is less precise than described here may be expected to be viewed as unacceptable during an investigation.
 
RELATED INFORMATION
 
The following schedule for payment for overtime and/or deductions from wages due to tardiness will apply to classified employees:
 
Overtime (or late arrival)            
Pay (or deduct)
4 to 9 minutes
.1 hour
10 to 15 minutes
.2 hour
16 to 21 minutes
.3 hour
22 to 27 minutes
.4 hour
28 to 33 minutes
.5 hour
34 to 39 minutes
.6 hour
40 to 45 minutes
.7 hour
46 to 51 minutes
.8 hour
52 to 57 minutes
.9 hour
58 to 1 hour and 3 minutes
1.0 hour

When administering the above schedule, certain partial-hour increments do not automatically round to a complete hour of work. Whenever the following minute combinations are summed together, a full hour of work should be reported for the affected employee.
 
9 minutes (.1 hour) + 51 minutes (.8 hour) = 60 minutes (.9 hour)
15 minutes (.2 hour) + 45 minutes (.7 hour) = 60 minutes (.9 hour)
21 minutes (.3 hour) + 39 minutes (.6 hour) = 60 minutes (.9 hour)
27 minutes (.4 hour) + 33 minutes (.5 hour) = 60 minutes (.9 hour)
(All other 60-minute combinations sum to a complete hour.)
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
The Vice President for Human Resources may recommend appropriate record keeping methods, instructions, and forms for use by the departments.
 
[Note: The responsibility for scheduling and controlling working hours of employees rests with each appropriate supervisor, director, or unit head. Flexible scheduling guidelines may be found at Hours of Work, PER 4.02.]
 
HISTORY
 
Revision Date(s):  January 1, 2012
Reviewed Date(s):  March 8, 2016
 
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
Sr. VP for Finance and Administration and CFO/COO
 
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Human Resources
1980 Arthur Street
Phone:  502-852- 3167
Email: hrhelp@louisville.edu

The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly.  In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.