Section Two:
Southeastern
Employee Classifications

All employees, once the hiring process is complete, are informed of their initial employment classification and status according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Southeastern's Human Resources Office will notify employees of changes in classification and/or status any time an employee changes positions during employment.

Learn the various classifications of Southeastern employees and their status according to the Fair Labor Standards Act by clicking on the links below.

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Classified Non-Exempt Employees
 

Classified Non-Exempt employees are hourly employees who are required to clock in and out to document hours worked.

Overtime:
Classified Non-Exempt employees are compensated at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period, in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. These employees may earn Compensatory Overtime (KOE) in lieu of Paid Overtime at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) the number of hours worked over forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period.

Leave:
Classified Non-Exempt employees on Job Appointments, Probational or Permanent Appointments earn Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and other applicable types of Leave, as long as they meet the necessary qualifications. Classified Non-Exempt employees on Restricted Appointments do not earn Leave. (See Section 4 for further explanation of requirements to earn Leave.)

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Classified Exempt Employees
 

Classified Exempt employees are hourly employees who are required to clock in and out to document hours worked.

Overtime:
In compliance with applicable federal wage and hour laws, Classified Exempt employees are compensated at their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (40) hours per week. They may earn Compensatory Straight Time (KSE) in lieu of Paid Overtime, at a rate equal to the number of hours worked outside their normal work schedule.

Leave:
Classified Exempt employees on Job Appointments, Probational Appointments, or Permanent Appointments earn Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and other applicable types of Leave, as long as they meet the necessary qualifications. Classified Exempt employees on Restricted Appointments do not earn Leave. (See Section 4 for further explanation of requirements to earn Leave.)

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University Police (207K Plan) Employees
 

University Police (207K Plan) are 12-hour shift, classified, non-exempt hourly employees who must clock in and out to document hours worked.

Overtime:
University Police (207K Plan) employees are compensated for Overtime at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over eighty-six (86) hours in a fourteen-day work period, in accordance with applicable federal wage and hour laws. University Police (207K Plan) may earn Compensatory Overtime (KOE) in lieu of Paid Overtime at a rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) the number of hours worked over eighty-six (86) hours in a fourteen-day work period.

Leave:
University Police (207K Plan) Employees on Job Appointments, Probational Appointments, or Permanent Appointments earn Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and other applicable types of Leave, as long as they meet the necessary requirements. University Police (207K Plan) employees on Restricted Appointments do not earn Leave. (See Section 4 for further explanation of requirements to earn Leave.)

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12-month Unclassified Staff Employees
12-month Department Head Employees
12-month Faculty Employees

 

12-month Unclassified Staff, 12-month Department Heads, and 12-month Faculty (Librarians) are salaried employees who are not required to clock in or out.

Overtime:
12-month Unclassified Staff, 12-month Department Heads, and 12-month Faculty employees are considered exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act, and can only earn Compensatory Straight Time (KSE) at a rate equal to the number of hours they work over forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period.

Leave:
12-month Unclassified Staff, 12-month Department Heads, and 12 month Faculty earn Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and other applicable types of Leave, as long as they meet the necessary requirements. (See Section 4 for further explanation of requirements to earn Leave.)

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9-month Faculty Employees
Graduate Assistants
Resident Assistants
Lecturer Employees

 

9-month Faculty, Graduate Assistants, Resident Assistants, and Lecturers are salaried employees who are not required to clock in or out.

Overtime:
9-month Faculty Employees, Graduate Assistants, Resident Assistants and Lecturer Employees are considered exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. They are not eligible to earn Overtime or Compensatory Leave.

Leave:
If they meet requirements, 9-month Faculty may earn Sick Leave. (See Section 4 for further explanation of requirements to earn Sick Leave.) Graduate Assistants, Resident Assistants and Lecturers do not earn Sick Leave or any other type of Leave.

The departmental Timekeeper maintains the Employee Exceptions Log for these employees, and forwards it along with supporting documentation to the LEO TimeCentre Systems Administrator by the appropriate deadline for payroll processing.

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President
Provost
Executive Assistant to the President
Vice Presidents
Assistant Vice Presidents
Deans
Athletic Director
Assistant Athletic Director
Associate Athletic Director
Coaches
Assistant Coaches
Director of the Library

 

The President, the Provost, the Executive Assistant to the President, Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, Deans, the Athletic Director, the Assistant Athletic Director, the Associate Athletic Director, Coaches, Assistant Coaches and the Director of the Library are salaried employees. They are not required to clock in or out.

Overtime:
The President, the Provost, the Executive Assistant to the President, Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, Deans, the Athletic Director, the Assistant Athletic Director, the Associate Athletic Director, Coaches, Assistant Coaches and the Director of the Library are exempt from earning Overtime or Compensatory Leave for working over forty (40) hours per week. They may earn Compensatory Leave for working on a Holiday.

Leave:
The President, the Provost, the Executive Assistant to the President, Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, Deans, the Athletic Director, the Assistant Athletic Director, the Associate Athletic Director, Coaches, Assistant Coaches and the Director of the Library, if they meet requirements, earn Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and other applicable types of Leave. (See Section 4 for further explanation of requirements for earning Leave.)

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Student Workers
 

Student Workers are hourly employees who must clock in and out to document hours worked.

Overtime:
The total amount of hours Student Workers may work are limited to twenty (20) hours in a seven-day work period during the semester, and forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period between semesters. If a Student Worker works over forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period, the Student Worker must be compensated at the time and one-half (1-1/2) rate in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Leave:
Student Workers, according to applicable federal wage and hour laws, may not earn Compensatory Leave, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, or any other type of Leave.

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Classified Restricted Exempt Employees
Classified Restricted Non-Exempt Employees

 

Classified Restricted employees are hourly employees who must clock in and out to document hours worked.

Overtime:
Exempt Classified Restricted Employees may receive Paid Overtime at a rate equal to their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period. They may not earn Compensatory Leave.

Non-Exempt Classified Restricted Employees may receive Paid Overtime at a rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period. They may not earn Compensatory Leave.

Leave:
Classified Restricted employees (Exempt and Non-Exempt) do not earn any type of Leave.

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Unclassified Hourly Part-time Employees
 

Unclassified Hourly Part-time Employees are hourly employees who must clock in and out to document hours worked.

Examples of Unclassified Hourly Part-time Employees include: CMS Instructors, Tutors, Lifeguards, Aerobic Instructors, Research Assistants, and intermittent staff used at Registration.

Overtime:
Unclassified Hourly Part-time Employees are part-time employees and should not work over forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period. Should any Unclassified Hourly Part-time Employee work over forty (40) hours in a seven-day work period, compensation will be at a rate equal to their regular rate of pay, in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. They may not earn Compensatory Leave.

Leave:
Unclassified Hourly Part-time Employees are not eligible to earn Compensatory Leave, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, or any other type of Leave.

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