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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, EmpCenter requires   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
Q: What are the pay codes for Unclassified 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 Unclassified Nonexempt 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 do I do if I have problems with my paycheck?     
A: If you have any issues with your paycheck or just have questions about your pay, please contact your Business Center or   Find Out More
Q: What do I do with amended employee timesheets?     
A: After a timesheet has been processed, any changes must go through the amended timesheet procedure. Your employees   Find Out More
Q: What do the different options mean in the web clock?     
A: Current date and time: the time that will be recorded when any clocking option is selected. Timesheet: select to go   Find Out More
Q: What happens if I am leaving from home to go to a work location other than my regular work location or I am traveling? How do I clock in and out in this situation?     
A: You can access EmpCenter from any computer with internet access to record your time using the Web Clock.  If you   Find Out More
Q: What happens if my supervisor does not respond to my leave request after I have submitted it through EmpCenter?     
A: The leave request will be visible to both you and your supervisor as “pending” until your supervisor responds.  If   Find Out More
Q: What happens to exchange time every year?     
A: Exchange time must be used in the fiscal year it is earned (e.g., fiscal year 2016 is July 1, 2015 through June 30,   Find Out More
Q: What happens to Personal Leave every year?     
A: Personal leave must be used by June 30th.  If you do not use the leave by June 30th, you will lose the time.   Find Out More

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