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Q: How do I view employee timesheet approval history?     
A: After accessing the Approve Timesheets page, you can review all actions taken on a timesheet for current and past pay   Find Out More
Q: How do I view my time off requests?     
A: You can view time off requests* at any time – whether they are approved, pending, cancelled, or rejected. After   Find Out More
Q: How do I view or revoke delegations?     
A: After you have delegated your employees to another supervisor, you can view your delegation and/or revoke the   Find Out More
Q: How do I view past assignments?     
A: If you have changed assignments (jobs), you will not see your timesheets from past assignments using the pay period   Find Out More
Q: How does the web clock work?     
A: Classified Hourly and Classified Salaried Non-exempt employees are expected to clock in and out for the work day.   Find Out More
Q: How far back will we be allowed to make timesheet corrections?     
A: You can only make changes to timesheets in the current, open pay period before payroll closes and processing the   Find Out More
Q: How is overtime calculated for weeks that cross over pay periods?     
A: EmpCenter is able to calculate overtime for weeks that cross over pay periods.  Since overtime is earned after   Find Out More
Q: How much COVID-19 leave can I use in a one week?     
A: OSU’s recognized work week is Sunday through Saturday.  You can use COVID-19 leave to record time up to the same   Find Out More
Q: How will I know if something is wrong with an employee's timesheet?     
A: If there are errors on the timesheet - such as a missing punch or not enough vacation hours - you'll see that listed   Find Out More
Q: I clocked in instead of out for the day. How do I fix my timesheet?     
A: If you clock in instead of out for the day (or out instead of in for the day and out at the end of the day), EmpCenter   Find Out More
Q: I clocked into the wrong job. How do I get the time I worked on the correct timesheet?     
A: If the job you clocked into is active: 1. Remove the time from the incorrect timesheet by "zeroing" out the clock. To   Find Out More
Q: I forgot to clock out yesterday and selected out instead of in when I clocked this morning. How do I fix my timesheet?     
A: If you forgot to clock out the previous day and select out instead of in when you clock the next day, EmpCenter will   Find Out More
Q: I have a total hours over 40 exception on my timesheet. How do I fix that?     
A: Since most unclassified exempt employees work a traditional Monday through Friday work week and 8 hour day, EmpCenter   Find Out More
Q: I was out sick yesterday and can't enter a time off request. How do I account for my time?     
A: You cannot request time off for a date in the past.  If you use leave time without requesting it in advance   Find Out More
Q: If I am not required to clock in and out for meal periods, how are my meals calculated?     
A: EmpCenter will automatically include a one hour meal period after six hours of work for Classified employees.    Find Out More
Q: Is EmpCenter changing how OSU handles Leave without Pay (LWOP)?     
A: EmpCenter is not changing the university's policy on leave without pay (LWOP) for employees. For details about LWOP   Find Out More
Q: OSU has many different kinds of employees. How will each group use EmpCenter?     
A: EmpCenter allows the University to establish profiles of different kinds of employees and handle them uniquely. The   Find Out More
Q: What are exceptions?     
A: An exception occurs when there is a conflict between the time entered on your timesheet and the rules in the system.   Find Out More
Q: What are some general timesheet rules?     
A: General Timesheet rules: The work week is Sunday through Saturday. The work day is midnight to midnight. For shifts   Find Out More
Q: What are the different exception messages?     
A: Exceptions display on an employee's timesheet whenever a predetermined situation occurs. Red error (not paid) level   Find Out More
Q: What are the different views available for my timesheet?     
A: Timesheets have three view options: List view, Table view, and Day view.  Change the view by clicking on the view   Find Out More
Q: What are the pay codes for Classified Hourly employees?     
A: Pay codes are the types of pay you are earning (work, on-call, stand-by) or using (vacation, sick, comp) for the hours   Find Out More
Q: What are the pay codes for Classified Salaried Exempt employees?     
A: Pay codes are the types of pay you are earning (work, on-call, stand-by) or using (vacation, sick, comp) for the hours   Find Out More
Q: What are the pay codes for Classified Salaried Non-exempt employees?     
A: Pay codes are the types of pay you are earning (work, on-call, stand-by) or using (vacation, sick, comp) for the hours   Find Out More
Q: What are the pay codes for Unclassified Exempt employees?     
A: Pay codes are the types of pay you are earning (work, on-call, stand-by) or using (vacation, sick, comp) for the hours   Find Out More

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