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Personal Leave and Exchange Time

Personal Leave and Exchange Time banks will clear at the end of June.  You have through June 30th to use any leave you still have.  See the Personal Leave FAQ and the Exchange Time FAQ for more details. 

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Q: What if I can't log in to EmpCenter?     
A: If you are having technical issues with your computer or problems with ONID, call the OSU Helpdesk at 541-737-3474. If   Find Out More
Q: What if I don’t clock exactly on time?     
A: ***NOTE: The rounding logic in EmpCenter changed on February 2nd, 2014.  Below are the details for the current   Find Out More
Q: What if I have multiple positions, how do I track time for each one?     
A: If you have multiple positions, you will be prompted to choose the appropriate position when accessing EmpCenter to   Find Out More
Q: What if I have to leave and come back in the middle of my shift? How do I account for my time?     
A: For Classified Salaried Non-exempt and Classified Hourly employees that receive an automatic meal, how you account for   Find Out More
Q: What if I will be out of the office when timesheets are due? Can I submit my timesheet early?     
A: Yes.  If you will be out of the office when timesheets are due, you can submit your timesheet on your last day   Find Out More
Q: What if my employee forgets to submit their timesheet or is out sick during payroll processing? Will I still be able to approve their timesheet?     
A: Yes.  You will be able to access your employee's timesheet, make any changes if needed, and approve the timesheet   Find Out More
Q: What if the holiday is on my normal day off?     
A: If the holiday falls on your normal day off, you must remove the holiday and request Comp Time.  The process is   Find Out More
Q: What is a "Policy Profile"?     
A: Policy profile is the term used by EmpCenter to identify how an employee will interact with the system.  There   Find Out More
Q: What is an observed holiday and an actual holiday?     
A: Holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are observed by the university on the preceding Friday or following Monday.   Find Out More
Q: What is EmpCenter?     
A: EmpCenter is the online time and attendance system used by the university.  It allows you to record hours worked   Find Out More
Q: What is my Supervisor Dashboard?     
A: The home screen in EmpCenter is called the Dashboard. From the Dashboard you can access timesheet approval, reports,   Find Out More
Q: What is the "Results" tab?     
A: The Results tab lists the calculated results for all time entered on the timesheet, including overtime (for non-exempt   Find Out More
Q: What is the "Schedule" tab?     
A: The Schedule tab displays any assigned schedule; even if you do not have an assigned schedule, you will still see the   Find Out More
Q: What is the benefit of clocking?     
A: Hourly employees are eligible for overtime while classified salaried non-exempt and classified hourly employees are   Find Out More
Q: What is the employee dashboard?     
A: The home screen in EmpCenter is called the Dashboard.  Classified Hourly, Classified Salaried Non-Exempt, and   Find Out More
Q: What is “clocking”?     
A: Clocking is a function of EmpCenter that uses a web-based or physical time clock to record the time an employee begins   Find Out More
Q: When an employee has multiple jobs, how is overtime calculated?     
A: The system will automatically calculate overtime for any work that occurs after the 40th hour in a week.     Find Out More
Q: When is it acceptable to adjust clocked time?     
A: Valid reasons for adjusting clock time include: Computer issues preventing use of web clock at the start or end of   Find Out More
Q: When will I be paid overtime if I am salaried?     
A: Salaried employees who earn overtime in the current month will have the overtime paid on the following month’s pay   Find Out More
Q: Who can make changes to my timesheet?     
A: Besides the employee, the employee's supervisor and approved Business Center employees can access and make changes to   Find Out More
Q: Why am I getting exceptions (errors) when submitting my time off requests?     
A: If there are exceptions on your time off request, you must fix any errors before submitting. Exceptions Prevent Request   Find Out More
Q: Why don't I see the holiday on my timesheet?     
A: Holidays observed by the university are already programmed into EmpCenter.  For eligible employees in the   Find Out More
Q: Why is my leave balance in EmpCenter different then the leave balance on my Earnings Statement? (Salaried Employees)     
A: For salaried employees, the leave information on your Earnings Statement lags a month behind while leave balances in   Find Out More
Q: Why is there a warning on an employee's time off request?     
A: Time off requests are tied to a job or assignment, not a person.  If the employee requested time off for a future   Find Out More
Q: Why is there a warning on my time off request?     
A: Time off requests are tied to a job or assignment, not a person.  If you request time off for a future date then   Find Out More

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