Duquesne University is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. This Act establishes minimum wages and standard hours of work for all non-exempt employees. Non-exempt employees are those who do not qualify as executive, administrative, or professional under the terms of the Act and those who are defined as Support Employees in The Administrative Policy No.3. - Classification of all University Employees.
The Act requires the University to maintain records of all hours worked by non-exempt personnel. The University's biweekly Time Records serve as the official record keeping document and must accurately reflect all hours worked and paid. Departments may not maintain separate records which vary from the records submitted to the Payroll Office.
It is the responsibility of the employee and the supervisor to submit accurate and timely hours worked each pay period and in accordance with established university deadlines in order for the employee to be paid properly. Employees who do not report and submit their own hours worked accurately, timely and in accordance with departmental and university guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Supervisors and time reporters who do not ensure accurate and timely submission of hours will also be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Also, failure to report accurate and timely information by the employee, supervisor, or time reporter will result in a delay of time paid until the next regularly scheduled bi-weekly pay day.
See The Administrative Policy No. 11, Working Hours for Hourly Paid Employees.