Reviewing and Updating FLSA Status for Employees With Multiple Job Records in HRS


The FLSA Status indicates if an employee is considered Exempt or Non-Exempt for overtime. The FLSA status is based on person NOT job. Therefore if an employee has 4 active jobs, all 4 jobs must have the same FLSA status. The FLSA Status should be determined based on the employee's primary job and other other jobs should follow that FLSA Status.

Process Considerations:

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  1. Navigate to Job Data: WorkForce Administration > Job Information> Job Data enter in EMPLID
  2. Review ALL Active job records and the FLSA Status' associated with each record. (FLSA Status is located on the Job Information tab -  select the USA flag).
  3. Determine the primary job of the employee and notate the FLSA Status
  4. Ensure that the Primary FLSA Status is consistent with FLSA regulations
    • If the employee makes more than $35,568 annually based on all active jobs, then the FLSA Status can be Exempt. 
    • If the employee makes less than $35,568 based on all active job records AND the Primary Job code is exempt from FLSA regulations - aka Doctor, Teacher, Lawyer, etc, then the FLSA Status can be Exempt. However, the FLSA Threshold Exemption field in Job should be updated. See KB 99403
    • If the employee makes less than $35,568 based on all active job records AND the Primary Job code is NOT exempt from FLSA regulations, then the FLSA Status should be Non-Exempt
  5. Review other active FLSA job statuses to ensure they are consistent with the primary job's FLSA status. If the FLSA Statuses are accurate AND consistent, no further action required. If inconsistent or inaccurate due to FLSA Regulations, proceed to step 6 below.
  6. Copy the Position Number(s) for the employee where the FLSA Status is inconsistent with the employee's primary job

  7. Navigate to Add/Update Position Info: Organizational Development > Position Management > Maintain Positions/Budget > Add/Update Position Info
  8. Enter in Position number
  9. Insert a row
  10. Enter in Effective date which should be the 1st of the following month. Ex: If this report was run on 3/23/2020, then the Effective date in Add/Update Position Info should be 4/1/2020
  11. Reason should be "070" - "Change FLSA Status"

  12. Select the USA flag at the bottom left
  13. Update the FLSA Status to Nonexempt or Exempt  as appropriate

  14. Select the Specific Information tab
  15. Ensure that Update Incumbents is checked

  16. Select the Budget and Incumbents tab
  17. Select Save
  18. Select Job Data link in the Current Incumbents section - Jobs Data will pop up

  19. Insert a new row with an Effective Date that matches the date used in Position
  20. Update the Effective Sequence to 1
  21. Action = "Pay Rate Change"
  22. Reason = "Difference Pay Basis"

  23. Select the Job Information tab in Job Data
  24. Select the USA Flag, ensure the correct FLSA Status pulled in properly. *If not, go to Work Location and insert a row with the current date as the effective date and delete out position, exit the field and re-add the position. This should refresh the FLSA Status field,

  25. Go to Compensation tab
  26. Update the compensation rate to the appropriate rate (monthly or hourly)
    • Change Frequency to H for Hourly or for Monthly
    • Select Default Pay Components
    • Update the Rate Code to NAHRLY for hourly or NAANNL for annual
    • Enter in Comp Rate (based on hourly or annual rate)
      • Converting Hourly to non C-Basis Monthly: Take most recent hourly Comp Rate * 2080 (number of hours for a FT employee) = New Comp Rate
      • Converting Hourly to C-Basis Monthly: Take most recent hourly Comp Rate * 1560 (number of hours for a FT C-Basis employee) = New Comp Rate
      • Converting 9M C-Basis Monthly to Hourly: Take most recent Comp Rate / 1560 Take most recent Comp Rate / 2080(number of hours for a FT employee) = Hourly Rate. If any digits appear after the 2nd decimal round up. Ex: $17.121348 would be $17.13.
    • Select the Calculate Compensation button

    • Select Save

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