Time and Absence

Time Tracking and Absence Knowledge Base Articles

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Time Tracking Guidance

The following is a guide to support employees, managers, and timekeepers in their responsibilities for tracking time. 

Timekeeping Responsibilities, Rules & Regulations

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - The "Why" Behind Timekeeping
    • Consequences of Non-Compliance
  • FLSA Exemption from Overtime
  • The Workweek and Overtime
  • Overtime and Compensatory Time (Comp Time) Guidance, Calculation, and Usage
  • Managing Overtime and Comp Time
  • Timekeeping Standards
  • Compensable Time - The What, Why, How, and When Time is Paid
    • Covers: Hours Worked & Leave - University Holidays - Meals & Rest Periods - Call Back Time - On-Call Time - Wash Up Time - Shift Differential - Lectures, Meetings, and Training Programs - Remote Access - Travel Time - Volunteer Time - University Service - Lactation Breaks

Time and Absence FAQ 

Payroll Resources

Questions regarding your paycheck should be directed to the Payroll Office.

Payroll Contact Info: 

Email: payroll@iastate.edu

Phone: 515-294-6556


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Please note that some resources listed on this webpage may not be applicable to employees part of the Public Safety collective bargaining agreement. Please refer to the Public Safety Collective Bargaining Agreement and/or reach out to timeandabsence@iastate.edu with any questions you may have.