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Division of Human Resources-Newsletter

Topics included in the August 27, 2004 issue:

* HR Staff Changes
* Graduate Research Assistants

HR Staff Changes
We are pleased to announce our new Assistant Director of Payroll and Employee Data, Julie Henton joined our staff on Monday, August 23, 2004. She can be reached by email at jkhenton@ksu.edu or by phone at (785) 532-1883. Please welcome Julie to our department.

Graduate Research Assistants
Good News! The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources announced that the Department of Labor would not assert an employee-employer relationship between graduate research assistants (GRAs) and higher education institutions.  Accordingly, GRAs will not be subject to recordkeeping rules related to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Once programming changes can be made to HRIS, we anticipate changing the FLSA status coding on GRAs from E (exempt) to Z to indicate a non-covered employee. This is necessary to reflect the difference between a covered employee who is exempt or non-exempt versus an employee who is not considered an employee for FLSA purposes. The Z designation is for identification purposes only and will not affect payroll in any way. No action from the departments is required for this change.

Please contact Stephanie Harvey Vruwink, Classification Services, (785) 532-1868, if you have questions about this or the Fair Labor Standards Act.

"The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go!' - a leader says, 'Let's go!'" - E. M. Kelly, Growing Disciples, 1995

Kansas State University
Division of Human Resources
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4801
Phone (785) 532-6277 Fax (785) 532-6095
Visit us on the web at http://www.ksu.edu/hr/

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August 27, 2004