If I work in a department that remains open, how will I be paid?

Unrepresented and represented classified employees required to work can receive payment or opt to take days off in the future under the following guidelines:

  • To Receive payment for actual time worked, at a rate of 1.5  times the normal hourly rate. (For example if you work 4 hours you will be paid for 6; if you work 6 hours you will be paid for 9 etc.)  Employees should clock in and out as normal. Supervisors must send a list of all employees choosing this option to payroll@kent.edu no later than 8 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2015, and Payroll will make any necessary adjustments. If the list is not received by the Jan. 2 deadline, no adjustment will be made and the employee will be required to take time off at a later date.
  • Paid straight time for actual hours worked and taking time off in the future. Employees should clock in and out as normal. Supervisors of employees using the electronic timekeeping system can add the pay code "straight comp" equal to the number of hours worked. This pay code can be added just like you would add a "sick" or "vacation" pay code. The "straight comp" pay code will add the hours worked during the holiday break to the employee's comp bank to be taken as "comp used" at a later date. All hours worked will be paid as straight time unless the total hours actually worked are over 40 or the actual holiday is worked (normal overtime rules apply if the holiday is worked).

Unrepresented and represented classified employees working partial days should clock in and out for actual hours worked, and the supervisor must enter the remaining hours as "University Closure." For example, the normal shift is eight hours, but the employee only works three hours on Dec. 26. The supervisor must enter five hours as "University Closure" in the electronic timekeeping system. The options listed above for employees required to work will also apply for employees working partial days.

Unclassified employees required to work will be given the opportunity to take comparable time off at a later time, as approved by their supervisor.