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Essential Employees - Record Essential Time for Campus Closures

Reminder: if you are an essential classified employee and required to work on campus/other closed facilities during the closure, enter Essential Time in addition to your worked hours. See the Essential Time FAQ for more details.

See the OSU Alerts page for more information about the closure.

See the announcement for more information about recording hours for all other employees.

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Q: Can I earn overtime or on-call/call back pay in a week that I use COVID-19 leave?     
A: COVID-19 leave does not count as hours in paid status when calculating overtime for overtime eligible employees. On-   Find Out More
Q: Do I have to submit my timesheet if I had no exception time during the month?     
A: Yes, you must submit your timesheet at the end of the pay period even if you did not take any exception time during the   Find Out More
Q: Do I need to change my holiday from the observed day to the actual day?     
A: You will need to change the holiday from the observed day (the default day the holiday will display in EmpCenter) to   Find Out More
Q: Do I need to “sign-up” to use EmpCenter?     
A: You do not need to sign-up to use the system; OSU employees that use EmpCenter log in with their ONID Username and   Find Out More
Q: Does EmpCenter accommodate the administration of protected leave (FMLA/OFLA)?     
A: Yes it does.  In addition to Workforce's EmpCenter, OSU also purchased the Absence Compliance Tracker (ACT).   Find Out More
Q: EmpCenter is slow to load in internet explorer.     
A: If you are using internet explorer and EmpCenter seems slow to load, try resetting IE.  To do this, in Internet   Find Out More
Q: How are changes to labor distribution made in EmpCenter?     
A: Labor distribution changes are not completed in EmpCenter; labor changes can be made using: Changing the default labor   Find Out More
Q: How can a supervisor review exceptions on an employee's timesheet?     
A: Supervisors can view exceptions on employee timesheets on the dashboard, when editing employee time, approving   Find Out More
Q: How do I access my employee timesheet?     
A: After logging in to EmpCenter, access your timesheet by clicking on My Timesheet from the employee dashboard: Reminder   Find Out More
Q: How do I access the system?     
A: To access EmpCenter, click on Login to EmpCenter at http://mytime.oregonstate.edu/:  At the EmpCenter login   Find Out More
Q: How do I add an attachment to my time off request?     
A: After selecting the pay code and dates for the time off request (see the create time off request FAQ for instructions   Find Out More
Q: How do I add Covid-19 Leave to my timesheet?     
A: Covid-19 leave is a temporary bucket of additional leave time available to employees.  See the HR page for more   Find Out More
Q: How do I add Essential Time to my timesheet?     
A: If you are designated as an “Essential” employee and are required to report to work during a University closure you   Find Out More
Q: How do I add Families First Emergency Leave to my timesheet?     
A: You must have an approved Protected Leave case to use the Families First Emergency Leave pay code.  See the HR   Find Out More
Q: How do I add use the calendar attachment in the time off request approval email?     
A: With EmpCenter 19.1, approved time off request emails include an attachment to add the dates/times of the request to   Find Out More
Q: How do I add/delete a row on my timesheet?     
A: To add a row: Click on the plus sign for the date you would like to add an additional row to:       Find Out More
Q: How do I adjust a missing in or out clock?     
A: If you forget to clock in or out for the day, EmpCenter will display a red level Error (not paid) exception: To   Find Out More
Q: How do I adjust my clock entries?     
A: Valid reasons for adjusting clock time include: Computer issues preventing use of web clock. Assisting students and/or   Find Out More
Q: How do I amend my timesheet?     
A: After a timesheet has been processed, any changes must go through the amended timesheet procedure.  Timesheets can   Find Out More
Q: How do I approve employee timesheets?     
A: You can review your employees’ timesheets at any point in the pay period, but you must approve timesheets at the end of   Find Out More
Q: How do I approve or change employee Essential Time?     
A: Classified employees that are designated “essential” and are required to work during a University closure record those   Find Out More
Q: How do I Approve or Edit Closure Leave     
A: If the university is closed or has a delayed opening, classified employees can use Closure Leave for the work time   Find Out More
Q: How do I approve or reject employee time off requests?     
A: Access the employee’s request either from the Dashboard, the Time Off Review Summary page, or the link in the email:   Find Out More
Q: How do I assign employees permanent or temporary schedule templates?     
A: EmpCenter has a rudimentary scheduling component that allows for assigning a limited number of schedule templates to   Find Out More
Q: How do I cancel a time off request?     
A: Once a time off request has been submitted, you cannot make any changes to it.  However, you can cancel the   Find Out More

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