Letter to Employees

Letter to Employees

Note from Human Resources regarding employee pay - March 17, 2020

As already communicated, Auburn University has transitioned to an alternate operating model.  At this time, the University continues to conduct full university operations.  Supervisors are encouraged to be as flexible as possible to help minimize the spread of illness.  Where possible, remote working is encouraged.  Where remote work is not operationally feasible, supervisors are encouraged to work with employees to establish flexible schedules that may allow those employees to come to work for all or part of their regular work hours.

As communicated by Dr. Gogue, all current employees will continue to be paid at their regular rate of pay through the spring term, even if they are unable to perform their normal job responsibilities.  Please see below for guidance, which is relevant while we are in alternate operating mode. 

Administrative/Professional (A&P) and Faculty (Exempt) Employees

Full-time A&P and Faculty employees will be paid 40 hours per week.

Part-time A&P and Faculty employees will be paid based on their FTE, as they are today.

University Staff (Non-Exempt) Employees

Full-time Staff employees will be ensured payment of 40 hours per week, and any additional appropriate compensation for hours worked over 40 in the workweek.   All Staff employees who are working will continue to clock in using Kronos, whether working on campus or remotely, to ensure proper payment of overtime and any relevant differential pay (shift differential, lead pay, etc.).  

Part-time Staff employees will be ensured payment of the average of hours that were worked for biweekly pay periods 2-5 (January 5 – February 29, 2020).   All Staff employees who are working will continue to clock in using Kronos, whether working on campus or remotely, to ensure proper payment of overtime and any relevant differential pay (shift differential, lead pay, etc.).

Temporary Employment Services Employees (TES) and Student Employees

All TES and Student employees will be ensured payment during this time, and will be paid an average of hours that were worked for biweekly pay periods 2-5 (January 5 – February 29, 2020).   All TES and student employees who are working will continue to clock in using Kronos, whether working on campus or remotely, to ensure proper payment of overtime and any relevant differential pay (shift differential, lead pay, etc.).  

Guidance for clocking in from home will be communicated shortly.  Additionally timekeepers will receive guidance about payroll processing responsibilities in the coming days.

Note that this guidance may change as we consider the University’s response to this pandemic.  We will evaluate employment options beyond spring term based on information at that time.  Please subscribe to daily email updates to stay informed on the latest developments. It's easy to sign up from our COVID-19 information page.

 

 

Last updated: 03/17/2020