Professionals Eligible for Overtime

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Professional employees eligible for overtime will earn overtime for hours worked beyond their normal work week.

Understanding Your Professional Obligation

Communicate effectively with your supervisor to determine your professional obligation.

  • When issued university-owned electronic devices for work use, leave it in the office.
  • Unless previously discussed or pre-approved by supervisor, then you may respond to emails and you will be compensated.
  • Special events outside the normal business hour is compensated.
  • If given a project but cannot finish by the end of your work day, you must continue the following day. Hours worked outside of your normal work day must be pre-approved by your supervisor.

Tracking Hours Worked

Professionals eligible for overtime track hours worked outside of their standard hours using the time sheet for their specific pay source.

Research Foundation Time Sheet

All Research Foundation time reporting is done online at Employee and manager self-service are accessed using your RF web account.

State Time Sheet

Standard Time Sheet

  • All salaried professional positions at the University at Buffalo work a standard 37.5 hour work week (pro-rated for part-time employees) as agreed upon between a supervisor and an employee.
  • Employee sick, vacation and holiday accruals will be tracked on a monthly basis using the SUNY online time and attendance system.

Tracking Hours Worked

  • Complete your timesheet in the SUNY Time and Attendance System
    • Review the instructions below:

Your Time

  • Hours worked over 40 will need to be paid as overtime
    • Complete an Overtime Voucher

UBF Time Sheet

  • Employees are required to track their hours worked
  • Time sheets are submitted to and approved by supervisors
  • Departments submit time sheets to UBF for payment
  • Departments track employee hours worked and accruals

Related Forms and Policies


Contact an Expert

State Inquiries


UB HR Time and Attendance

State Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-7777


Research Foundation Inquiries

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Robert Palmer


Research Foundation (RF) Human Resources

Phone: 716-645-4476