Question - What is the difference between flex time and comp time?

Answer – Flex time allows an employee to work hours within a 40 hour workweek that differ from the normal University business hours.  Compensatory time or “comp time” is time off with pay from work granted in lieu of overtime pay.

Question – How do I report and use comp time hours?

Answer – To report comp time, use the CTE code on the electronic timesheet.  To take comp time at a later time, use the code CTU on the electronic timesheet.

Question – If traveling on University business and attending a conference outside of normal work hours, does this count as time worked?

Answer – Yes.  Any work performed outside of normal work hours is compensable time.

Question:  When is work-related travel compensable for a non-exempt employee?

Answer:  If traveling during normal work hours specifically on days normally worked, the time is compensable.  If traveling and driving the vehicle, the time is compensable.  If the non-exempt employee is traveling on a day the employee does not normally work but during normal working hours, the time would be compensable if traveling directly to the work destination.  However, time spent traveling to an airport terminal or train station, for example, is considered commute time and not treated as hours worked.  All the time spent waiting in an airport terminal, for example, until arrival at the destination is compensable.  Due to the significant details in determining compensable time when traveling for work-related purposes, employees are encouraged to work with their supervisor or contact Human Resources for clarification.  


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