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Human Resources will offer workshops next week to assist employees who will be impacted by changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA. Impacted employees are encouraged to attend one of six workshops next week where they can learn more about the changes and ask questions of HR staff on a one-on-one basis. The workshops will be held at the East Glenn Administrative Complex located at 1550 E. Glenn Ave. on the following dates and times:


• Monday, Sept. 26: 8-9 a.m.
• Monday, Sept. 26: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: 8-9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 27: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 30: 8-9 a.m.
• Friday, Sept. 30: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Those who wish to attend one of the workshops should pre-register by emailing their desired date and time to univhr@auburn.edu. Additional information about the FLSA changes is also available at the website


The mandated changes will impact more than 600 university employees as their jobs will be re-designated from exempt to nonexempt. Effective Oct. 30, impacted employees will be required to keep an accurate daily record of all hours worked per Department of Labor guidelines — primarily through Kronos, the University’s timekeeping system. They will have the right to receive overtime premium pay of 1.5 times the hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in the designated workweek. They will also be paid biweekly rather than monthly.


Last Friday, the Board of Trustees met and approved the budget for the 2017 fiscal year, including recommended merit increases. Human Resources then shared with supervisors, human resources liaisons and departmental leadership the list of benefits-eligible employees from their respective departments or units who will be impacted by the mandated changes based on their fiscal year 2017 salaries. This week, supervisors informed impacted employees that their jobs will be re-designated. Liaisons also distributed packets to impacted employees with additional details about the changes.

If you have questions or comments about the FLSA changes, you may contact Rod Kelly, senior director, talent management, at 844‐1618 and rodkelly@auburn.edu. Or you can contact Patrick Johnston, HR communications specialist, at 844‐1604 and pvj0001@auburn.edu