Time and Absence

Contact Path for Questions




Absence & Leave

Timekeeping FAQ

Time Frequently Asked Questions by category below:
  • Nonexempt 
  • Checking In & Out
  • Tracking Time & Submitting Timesheets
  • Students & Temps
  • Overtime & Comp Time
  • Shift Differential
  • Workday Work Schedule
  • Can't Enter Time

Absence FAQ

Absence Frequently Asked Questions by category below:
  • Time Off Requests
  • Holidays
  • Accruals
  • FMLA

Workday Job Aids

Entering Time

Manager & Timekeeper Resources

*NEW* - Timekeeping Pay Period Checklist
- Checklist to provide guidance in preparation for each pay date.



Time Off and Leaves of Absence

*NEW* - View Time Off Accruals by Period
- Best way to view your accruals and time off balances.


Timekeeping Guidance

The following is a list of resources 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
  • Roles & Responsibilities
    • Employee - Manager - Timekeeper
  • Checking In & Out - Workday
    • For Supervisors
    • For Employees
  • 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
  • Merit Employees - 2017 Changes

Absence & Leave Guidance 

The following is a list of resources regarding leave policies and guidance. 

Family Medical Leave (FMLA)


Donated Leave for Catastrophic Illness/Injury

Other Leave Policies & Guidance

Time Training (available via Learn@ISU)

  • Wage and Hour Training for Managers Online Course
  • Time Entry for Nonexempt Employees (hourly eligible for overtime)
  • Introduction to Workday for Managers
  • Time Processes, Work Schedules, and Reporting for Managers
  • Time Processes, Work Schedules, and Reporting for Timekeepers

Absence Training (available via Learn@ISU)

  • Absence Management for Employees
  • Absence Management for Managers and Absence Coordinators
  • Understanding FMLA

Payroll Resources

Questions regarding your paycheck should be directed to Payroll Office, which has additional resources. 

Payroll Contact Info: 

Email: payroll@iastate.edu

Phone: 515-294-6556



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