Topics included in this issue:
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the Federal Minimum
Wage poster effective July 2010 to reflect the new federal minimum wage of
$7.25 per hour. This poster is required to be posted on Official Bulletin
Boards in buildings across campus. The new poster may be accessed at the
DOL web site at
Those of you that are responsible for keeping the Official Bulletin Board updated in your department/building, please print the poster from the above mentioned web site. The Kansas State University Policy and Procedures Manual Chapter 3045, Official Bulletin Boards has been updated to reflect this change in Appendix A. Questions may be directed to Kris Mauck in the Division of Human Resources at (785) 532-6277.
Veteran's Day will be observed, Thursday, November 11, 2010. Veteran's Day is a designated holiday for both classified and most unclassified employees; however, it is not a student holiday and classes will be in session. Any employee who accrues annual leave is eligible for Veteran.s Day. Note: Most 9-month unclassified employees do not accrue annual leave. Only those 9-month unclassified employees who are non-instructional will accrue annual leave if in a benefit eligible position.
Details and Scenarios: http://www.k-state.edu/hr/hris/Veterans_Day.pdf
EXEMPT employees will NOT be affected by daylight saving time. NONEXEMPT employees who work during this time will be compensated as follows: Nonexempt employees who work during the time when the clock is set back (Sunday, November 7, at 2:00 a.m.) will have an extra hour. All hours actually worked on Sunday will be recorded as regular (REG) hours. (Example: 8-hour shift - 9 REG hours will be recorded if the employee worked during the specified shift on Sunday.) If the employee does not adjust his or her work schedule for the workweek, the employee could potentially receive compensatory time earned (CME) or overtime pay (OTP) at the end of the 10/31/10-11/13/2010 work week. Remember that overtime is not reported until an employee has met the FLSA limit (40 hours). Please contact Alma Deutsch at email@example.com, (785) 532-1448, or Kristi Fronce at firstname.lastname@example.org, (785) 532-1889, if you need further explanation.
Personnel specialists have access to view preferred names in HRIS for their employees. The preferred name is the name an employee uses in addition to the one that appears on their social security card and other legal documents. HRIS must display the employee's name as it appears on their social security card; however, the employee may also designate a preferred name. Ex: "William" preferred name "Bill." The Additional Name page will display an employee.s primary and preferred name, if applicable: Workforce Administration > Personal Information > Biographical > Additional Names
Employees may view their preferred name via Employee Self Service. For faculty and staff, the preferred name is published in the Campus Phone Book and in the on-line people directory. The on-line people directory will list the preferred name first and display the primary name in parentheses. To add or update a preferred name, please submit a Change and Separation Form (PER-39). Or, the preferred name may be identified on the Appointment Form (PER-38) when initially hiring an employee.
HR Forms Page: http://www.k-state.edu/hr/forms/
Filing fees for the H-1B petition will increase from $320.00 to $325.00 beginning 11/23/2010. The Premium Processing fee will increase from $1,000.00 to $1,225.00 beginning 11/23/2010. The $500.00 Anti-Fraud fee will remain the same. Please refer questions to Maria Beebe, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services, 785-532-6449, http://www.ksu.edu/isss
" Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. " Robert F. Kennedy