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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
Q: What if I am late clocking in? Will EmpCenter dock my pay?     
A: If you are late, discuss with your supervisor how they would like you to make up or account for the time.    Find Out More
Q: What if I am out of the office when I need to approve my employees' timesheets?     
A: You can access EmpCenter remotely from any computer with internet access or you can easily delegate timesheet approval   Find Out More
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 Hardship Leave?     
A: Hardship Leave is the bank in EmpCenter for leave that is donated to you from other employees.  Hardship leave can   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 Parental Leave?     
A: Parental Leave is additional leave available to unclassified employees (Unclassified Exempt, Unclassified Non-exempt,   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

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