1. Prior to offering an opportunity for additional compensation to an existing employee, the department should refer to UPPS 04.04.12. - Compensation in Excess of Base Annual
2. Contact Human Resources for guidance
3. Be aware of the restrictions and method of correct compensation in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), state law, and university policy.
If wishing to compensate a current exempt employee who is also performing exempt level job duties in a situation outside their normal position, additional compensation is paid by a lump sum Stipend payment. The department must complete a Special Payment PCR, indicating in the comments section the date, time worked and an explanation of the duties performed. If the employee performed the additional duties during their normal day, the time away should be covered by use of vacation or state compensatory time to avoid dual compensation for the same period of time. Please keep in mind that Human Resources will be review the job duties and compare them to the GOJA or job description for the employee’s current position. We have returned PCRs in instances where the department has attempted to pay an employee additional compensation for work that is already a part of their regular job. In these instances the stipend PCR may be rejected.
If wishing to compensate a current non-exempt employee for additional job duties performed outside of their normal position, compensation must be paid by use of the Event Work Hours option in time entry. Consistent with federal law and university policy, a non-exempt employee cannot receive a lump sum stipend payment. Any hours worked on the additional assignment must be recorded on a paper timesheet, certified by the employee’s signature as being true and accurate, and approved by the supervisor who is responsible for funding the additional employment. The paper timesheet is then sent to the time administrator for the employee’s main appointment for completion of the designated time and dates. Upon selection of the Event Work Hours option (code 0130), the time administrator will have the ability to enter the cost center/internal order and fund of the correct funding source. Dates and hours must accurately reflect the actual number of hours worked and the department is to never falsify the time entry to reach a pre-determined amount. Doing so may be a violation of state law and university policy. Payment is determined by paying time and one-half x the employee’s hourly rate (based on their current annual salary)
Compensation for additional work performed cannot exceed more than 25% of the staff employee’s base annual salary each fiscal year.
Managers must contact HR prior to any offer of additional employment or compensation.
UPPS 04.04.03, Staff Employment requires that all staff positions be posted for a minimum of 10 working days. A significant business need must be provided in order to post for fewer than 10 working days. Such a need must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Equity and Access prior to posting.
A significant business need has been established and approved for the following positions which permit them to be posted for only 5 working days: Administrative Assistant I and II, Custodian, Grounds Maintenance Worker I and II, Grant Clerk, Grant Secretary, Utility Maintenance Worker I and II and Guard positions.
UPPS 04.04.03, Section 10, provides clarification on the selection and hiring of staff NSNR hourly employees. These employees are non-benefits eligible and work on a temporary basis.
If you need to hire a NSNR employee, first determine the job duties they will be performing and select a title job title in our University Pay Plan http://www.hr.txstate.edu/univpayplan.html. If you need assistance determining the correct job title, contact Jeff Lund at JL21@txstate.edu, providing a list of the job duties the NSNR employee will be performing. The employee must be compensated at an hourly rate within the designated pay range for the selected job title. If the department does not have a vacant hourly position currently available, you will need to generate a New Position Data Form (NPDF). The form should be sent to Rosie Olivo at RO03@txstate.edu. The NPDF may be found on the Human Resources website under HR FORMS at http://www.hr.txstate.edu/Forms/OrganizationalManagement.html. Please allow a one to two day turnaround. A background check will also need to be performed on the person selected for hire by the department. Please contact Bobbie Brandenburg at BB27@txstate.edu. Once the position is set up and the background check is completed, a Personnel Change Request (PCR) is generated and routed along with the NSNR support documents for department approval and processing by the HR Master Data Center. The NSNR support documents can be found on the Human Resources website under New Hire Forms - NSNR Staff Support Documents. The direct link is http://www.hr.txstate.edu/Forms/newhireforms.html.
A powerpoint tutorial is also available to help understand the hiring process of NSNR's
A NSNR employee working 20 or more hours per week is limited to a period less than 4.5 months. The work can be continuous or sporadic but the total working period cannot exceed the less than 4.5 month limit. Once an employee, working 20 or more hours per week, reaches the 4.5 month period, eligibility for benefits is possible and the employee ceases to be considered a NSNR temporary employee. If you employ a NSNR employee and they reach the point of 4.5 months and there is still a need for their services, work hours must be reduced to less than 20 hours per week (max of 19.75 per week) and employment may continue.
Please remember that each position in SAP is established with a SAP Personnel Subarea that indicates whether a position is part-time or full-time. If you hire a NSNR into a full-time position (40 hours per week) and then reduce their hours to part-time ( 20-39 hours per week or less than 20 hours per week), the HR MDC must be notified to amend the subarea on the position. Please contact Rosie Olivo at RO03@txstate.edu, providing the SAP position number and effective date.
Once the selection of the employee is approved by Equity & Access, the hiring departments must follow specific steps to ensure a smooth transition. Within SAP, an employee cannot cross payroll areas within the same pay period (NSNR employees are paid on the S-1 bi-monthly payroll; regular status employees are paid on the once a month M-1 payroll). Your NSNR employee must complete their temporary hours within the previous month of the new hire date of the regular staff position,
i.e. NSNR employee works in their hourly position in the month of January. All work hours in January must be entered in the SAP portal and approved within the month of January. The employee is then eligible to start working on the 1st of February in the regular status staff position. If there is break in service between the NSNR appointment and the regular status benefits eligible position, a separation PCR should be complete. If there is no break in service, an Additional Appointment PCR should be completed, indicating the selected reason of Hourly to Salary.
In order for your staff or student employee to be paid on the next available payroll date, the PCR and support documents must be received in the Human Resources Master Data Center by the published payroll deadline. Below is the link to payroll deadline schedule: