Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The University has made a decision, consistent with current federal law, to reclassify current non-faculty, non-student academic appointees who earn less than $913/week ($47,476/year) but more than $455/week ($23,660/year) to exempt status. These academic appointees will no longer have to "punch a clock" or monitor their hours worked. However, all non-faculty, non-student academic appointees (new hires and current appointees) who earn less than $455/week ($23,660/year) will remain classified in non-exempt status and continue to report hours worked and be subject to the DOL overtime regulation. 

To facilitate the determination of whether these academic appointees meet the weekly earning threshold, we have created applicable salary tables with the minimum appointment percentages for appointments in these title codes to remain FLSA exempt.  As this policy decision affects several groups of affected employees, the following the implementation guidelines and timetable is provided to guide stated below.

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When to take Action?

The table below applies to the following titles:

  • Specialists (Title Codes 3329, 3320/3321, 3310/3311, 3300/3301)
  • Project Scientist (Title Codes 3394/3494, 3392/3492, 3390/3490)
  • Project Scientist BEE (Title Codes 3395/3495, 3393/3493, 3391/3491)
  • Professional Researcher (Title Codes 3220/3190, 3210/3180, 3200/3170)
  • Professional Researcher BEE (Title Codes 1989/1999, 1988/1998, 1987/1997)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar (Title Code 3255)
  • Academic Coordinator AY (Title Codes)
  • Academic Coordinator FY (Title Codes)
Effective Date Type of Action FLSA Status Pay Cycle Provide Notice of Change in FLSA and Pay Cycle?
No Change Appointments and Reappointments in applicable title codes with earning LESS THAN $455/wk Non-exempt Bi-Weekly No
Immediate New Hire with appointment percentage with earning at least or greater than $455/wk Exempt Monthly No
Immediate Change in appointment % with earning at least or greater than $455/wk Exempt Monthly Yes
On, and after, July 1, 2018 Reappointment with earning at least or greater than $455/wk Exempt Monthly Yes

In addition, for individuals appointed in these titles without salary, please use the corresponding exempt title codes in making entries in PPS.

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