Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Positions Eligible for Overtime

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Find answers to some questions about professional positions that are eligible for overtime.

Understanding the Updates

Will my job change?

Some departments may re-evaluate their organization and choose to reclassify a position with additional duties, otherwise positions will remain the same.

Is everyone going to receive a salary increase?

Human Resources is evaluating each position individually to determine the appropriate salary.

What does it mean to work overtime?

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

Tracking Hours Worked

How do I track my hours worked when I travel for work or development opportunities?

Contact Human Resources with your travel itinerary before you leave and we will be able to help you determine how to track your hours.

Can I respond to email during off-hours?

It is important to communicate with your supervisor in advance about how email should be handled during off-hours.

Can I stay for a few extra minutes at the end of the day to complete a project?

It is important to have a conversation with your supervisor to determine whether or not you should stay to complete the project or if it can wait until the morning.

Will I have a new time sheet?

Yes, time sheets will be completed each pay period rather than on a monthly basis.

Understanding State Compensatory Time

Who is eligible for compensatory (comp) time?

State professional employees eligible for overtime earn comp time that can be used with advance supervisor permission.

When do I record compensatory (comp) time?

Comp time will be calculated when you record the number of hours you have worked each day.

Contact an Expert

Jamie Lynn Bluhm

Director

State Workforce Planning and Recruitment

Phone: 716-645-4433

Email: jlbluhm@buffalo.edu

Robert Palmer

Manager

RF Employment and Payroll Services

Phone: 716-645-4476

Email: rp9@buffalo.edu

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