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Timesheet Frequently Asked Questions


  1. My timesheet used to be presented by week. How is it presented now?

    The timesheet is now presented as follows:

    • A biweekly employee sees both weeks presented (entire pay period).
    • A monthly employee sees the whole calendar month presented (entire pay period).
    • A 28-day employee sees the 28-day period presented (entire FLSA period).
  2. Can all employees see their complete timesheet on the screen?

    Up to 16 days at a time display on the screen. If your timesheet period has more than 16 days you can use the scroll bar or 

    scroll bar

    previous page/next page buttons to move through the timesheet.

  3. Will my timesheet default to the most current timesheet period?

    No. The timesheet defaults to the oldest, past due, incomplete timesheet that has unapproved time. Once all outstanding timesheets are approved, the current timesheet period will become the default timesheet.

  4. How do I know the current status (in progress, approved, etc.) of my timesheet?

    In the Timesheet Overview box there is a column labeled Status. For each timesheet period, a status along with a corresponding color will display under that column for each timesheet period that has been at least saved. The following are the various statuses with the corresponding colors:

    "In Progress" Blue
    "Submitted" Yellow
    "Rejected" Red
    "Approved" Green
    "Unapproved" Orange
    See examples below.

    timesheet example 1

  5. What do the different background colors on my timesheet represent?

    The background color represents the status of the timesheet entry. The following are the statuses with the corresponding colors:

    "Submitted" Yellow
    "Rejected" Red
    "Approved" Green
    "Unapproved" Orange

    No color displays for days when the timesheet entry has only been saved.

    timesheet example 2

  6. Will I still be able to see the hours that I originally entered if my timesheet is unapproved?

    Yes. Your timesheet will still reflect your hours, highlighted in orange.  Once hours are re-entered and approved, the unapproved hours will no longer show on the timesheet.

  7. Why does my timesheet show split periods in the Timesheet Overview box?

    If your overtime eligibility status, full-time equivalent (FTE) percentage or agency changes in the middle of your assigned timesheet period, your timesheet is split based on the effective date of the change.

  8. Where is the “Edit” button on my timesheet?

    You no longer need the “Edit” button as your timesheet defaults in edit mode for outstanding timesheet periods. For managers and other users with access to an employee’s timesheet or when you access a completed timesheet, the “Edit” button will be available as it will default in display mode.

  9. What is the difference between the Total Hours and the FLSA Hours on my timesheet?

    Total Hours are the total number of hours saved, submitted or approved for the entire timesheet period (monthly or biweekly). FLSA hours are the total number of hours saved, submitted or approved for each FLSA period (that is, for each work week or work period to which the employee has been assigned for purposes of monitoring overtime, if applicable). For employees on an extended work schedule and for overtime excluded employees the Total Hours and FLSA Hours boxes will show the same hours. On-call hours are not included in either the Total Hours or FLSA Hours.

  10. What is the “Timesheet Summary” link?

    When selected, this link takes the user to the Timesheet Summary Report. This report can be filtered by date range, hours type and timesheet status.

  11. What is the “Select Period” list used for?

    Use this dropdown when submitting the timesheet for approval. All FLSA periods within the timesheet period will be included in the dropdown along with an option for All Periods. The dropdown defaults to “All Periods”.

  12. How do I print my timesheet?

    Within the timesheet screen, select the “Timesheet Summary” link. Once you are on the “Timesheet Summary” reports page you can enter the desired timesheet period, then run the report. The report can then be downloaded to PDF where it can be printed.

  13. What is the “Check Timesheet” button?

    Use the “Check Timesheet” button to check the timesheet for errors prior to submitting for approval. Once selected, all timesheet edits are processed and the user is presented with error messages, as well as informational messages.  All error messages must be corrected before submitting the timesheet. All information messages should be reviewed to determine if updates are needed prior to submitting the timesheet.

  14. If I apply my timesheet template, will all rows within the template save on my timesheet?

    No. Only the rows that have hours on them will be saved.  All rows without hours will be removed once the timesheet is saved.

  15. How do I add the additional rows from my timesheet template back to my timesheet?

    Select the apply timesheet template button, add the hours to those rows and select save.

  16. Why am I receiving a duplicate rows error message when attempting to save my timesheet when I re- apply my timesheet template?

    This message is presented when there is more than one row with the same charge object and hours type, and both rows have time entered on them.

  17. How do I get rid of the duplicate rows error message?

    Consolidate the hours for the duplicate rows to only be on one row.

  18. How do I enter an hours type on my timesheet?

    There are two ways to enter an hours type:

    • Select the pop up box on a row within the hours type field and choose the appropriate hours type.
    • Manually enter the hours type in the hours type field.
  19. How do I record the hours that I physically worked for a day?

    Record all hours you physically work using hours type 1000 – Regular Work.

    (However, regarding physical hours worked by certain eligible employees during an office closure, see "How do I record the hours I work on my timesheet when I am designated as providing essential services when my office is closed?").

  20. How do I record the hours that I physically work for a day as well as leave hours that I have on another day?

    Record the hours that you physically work in a day, on that day, using hours type 1000 – Regular Work. Record the hours that you are on leave in a day, on that day, using the appropriate leave hours type.

  21. How do I record hours on my timesheet if I have leave hours, but later in the period physically work extra hours?

    Reduce the leave hours you have recorded by the extra hours you physically worked to reduce your leave hours used.

  22. The scheduled hours are incorrect on my timesheet. How can I correct my schedule?

    Complete a “Flexible Work Schedule” in the system found under the Time and Payroll menu. Once you complete the request your supervisor or HR office must approve it before the schedule will be updated on your timesheet.

    NOTE: To create a flexible work schedule, your timesheet must not have any hours recorded for the period included in the request.

  23. How do I record on-call and call-back hours on my timesheet?

    Record the on-call hours using hours type 1002 – On-Call. Record the call-back hours using hours type 1004 – Call-Back. Record multiple occurrences of call-back in one day separately. 

    (See "How do I enter multiple occurrences of call-back on the same day on my timesheet?" for more details)

  24. How do I enter multiple occurrences of call-back on the same day on my timesheet?
    First Occurrence: 1004 Work Call Back #1
    Second Occurrence: 1014 Work Call Back #2
    Third Occurrence: 1024 Work Call Back #3
    Fourth Occurrence: 1034 Work Call Back #4
    Fifth Occurrence: 1044 Work Call Back #5

    NOTE : The multiple occurrence codes should only be used when the employee is called back to work more than once on the same day.

  25. How do I record Workers’ Compensatory leave hours on my timesheet?

    On the day of the injury, the time spent seeking, waiting for, or receiving medical attention is work time (hours type 1000).  If you are sent home before your work day is over, and if you have any further absences related to your Workers’ Comp claim, record the first 40 hours using hours type 0065 – Admin - Workers’ Comp.

  26. How do I record Workers’ Comp Leave Without Pay hours on my timesheet?

    Record the leave without pay hours for Temporary Total Disability and Temporary Partial Disability hours only using hours type 0060 – LWOP Workers’ Comp. If you elect to use personal leave to supplement your Workers’ Comp benefit, you will need to record the appropriate leave hours type in combination with hours type 0060, for each workday. Contact your HR office for instructions on how many hours of each to record per workday.

  27. How do I record the hours I work on my timesheet when I am designated as providing essential services when my office is closed?

    Employees below Bureau Chief level record the hours using hours type 1006 – OFC Closure Essential SVC.  You will accrue special compensatory leave on an hour for hour basis.  Employees should only use this code when directed to do so by their HR office.

  28. I need to designate leave hours as FMLA eligible; however, the FMLA check box is not opening on the timesheet. How do I get the FMLA/FSWP checkbox to open?

    You must first complete a “FMLA/FSWP Leave Request” in the FMLA/FSWP Leave Request screen under the Time and Payroll menu.  Once you complete the request your supervisor or HR office must approve it. Once the request is approved, the check box on your timesheet opens for the time period designated in your FMLA/FSWP leave request.

  29. How do I record hours that I physically work on my timesheet if I have an intermittent FMLA/FSWP leave request?

    Record the hours you physically work using hours type 1000; however, do not check the FMLA/FSWP checkbox for time worked.

  30. Will I submit only one timesheet if I move from one agency to another agency in the middle of a timesheet period?

    No. If you change agencies, you will submit separate timesheets for each agency.

  31. When do I have to complete a manual (paper) timesheet?

    You complete all timesheets electronically, including mid period timesheets. The State of Florida does not use paper timesheets.

  32. How many characters are allowed when entering a comment?

    The maximum length for each comment entered is 255 characters.

  33. How can I add additional comments to my timesheet?

    Once you enter your comments select the save button. Once you select the save button the timesheet comments are moved to the Comments History section, allowing you to enter additional comments.

  34. How do I edit comments in the Comments History section of my timesheet?

    Comments in the Comments History section are not editable. However, you can enter additional comments as needed.  (See "How can I add additional comments to my timesheet?" for more details.)

  35. Can comments be added to an approved timesheet?

    Comments can only be added to an approved timesheet if you are adding additional hours on your timesheet.

  36. I received the following error message when trying to save my timesheet: “The annual leave recorded on this timesheet combined with leave on future timesheet(s) exceeds your balance as of today. Please remove the leave on the future timesheet(s) to proceed with saving this timesheet.” How can I get rid of the error message?

    Review your future dated timesheets and remove any annual leave hours you saved.  Once you remove the future dated annual leave hours, you should be able to save your timesheet. If you do this and are still not able to save your timesheet, contact the People First Service Center for further assistance.

  37. When are the paid state holidays?

    The HOLIDAY SCHEDULE is listed in the table below.

    NOTE: If the HOLIDAY falls on a Saturday it will be observed on Friday; if the HOLIDAY falls on a Sunday it will be observed on Monday.

    HOLIDAY DATE OBSERVED
    New Year’s Day January 1st
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Third Monday in January
    Memorial Day Last Monday in May
    Independence Day July 4th
    Labor Day First Monday in September
    Veteran’s Day November 11th
    Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday of November
    Friday After Thanksgiving Day after Thanksgiving
    Christmas Day December 25th

      

  38. OPS - Will I get paid if I do not complete my timesheet?

    No.  To be paid on time, your timesheet must be submitted and approved by the payroll cutoff.

  39. OPS - What does the “Status” column in the Timesheet Overview box mean for me?

    If you are an overtime eligible OPS employee, the status will reflect “In Progress” until all FLSA periods are in the same status (submitted or approved); otherwise, it will reflect the status of your timesheet.

  40. OPS - Can I record any of the Leave – hours types on my timesheet?

    No.  As an OPS employee you are paid only for hours worked, and are ineligible for paid leave.

  41. People First Hours Types

    Below are the People First Hours Types and a corresponding description for their use on the timesheet:

    Hours Type Description Used For Rule/Statute
    31 ADMIN - Jury Duty Administrative leave with pay for hours when an employee is summoned as a member of a jury panel. 60L-34.0071(3)(a)
    32 ADMIN - Witness Administrative leave with pay for hours when an employee is subpoenaed as a witness or to give a deposition in a court or an administrative hearing, not involving personal litigation or service as a paid expert witness and not when subpoenaed in the line of duty to represent a state agency as a witness or defendant. 60L-34.0071(3)(b)
    33 ADMIN - Military Exam Administrative leave with pay for hours when an employee is ordered to appear for an examination for entrance into the military service. 60L-34.0071(3)(c)
    34 ADMIN - Death in Family Administrative leave with pay for 16 hours on the death of the employee's spouse and on the death of the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, children, and grandchildren of either the employee or the spouse. 60L-34.0071(3)(d)
    35 ADMIN - Voting Administrative leave with pay for up to one hour for the purpose of voting during normal working hours. An employee shall not be granted administrative leave with pay to work at the polls during elections. 60L-34.0071(3)(g)
    36 ADMIN - Interview/Exam Administrative leave with pay for up to two hours for the purpose of taking examinations that are pertinent to state employment before a state agency or for the purpose of having interviews for positions within the State Personnel System. 60L-34.0071(3)(h)
    37 ADMIN - Certain Athletes Administrative leave with pay for an employee who qualifies as a member of the United States team for athletic competition on the world, Pan American, or Olympic level for the purpose of preparing for and engaging in the competition. In no event shall the paid leave under this section exceed the period of the official training camp and competition combined or 30 calendar days a year, whichever is less. 110.118, Florida Statutes (F.S.)
    38 ADMIN - Red Cross Disaster Administrative leave with pay for an employee who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross for not more than 15 working days in any 12- month period to participate in specialized disaster relief services within Florida for the American Red Cross.
     
     With the approval of the Governor and Cabinet, leave may be granted for services in response to a disaster occurring within the boundaries of the United States.
    110.120, F.S.
    44 ADMIN - Mentor/Volunteer Administrative leave with pay for up to one hour per week, not to exceed five hours per calendar month, for an employee to participate in school or community voluntary activities. The supervisor may approve the aggregated use of up to four hours in any calendar month. 60L-34.0071(3)(i)
    45 ADMIN - Office Closure Administrative leave with pay for an employee assigned to a facility the agency has closed due to emergency conditions on order of the appropriate authority for the period the facility is closed and the employee is released from duty.  An employee who is on a prior approved leave of absence, deferred holiday or personal holiday during an emergency shall not have the leave of absence changed to administrative leave. 60L-34.0071(3)(e)
    46 ADMIN - Frml Investigation Administrative leave with pay for an employee under formal investigation by an agency for violation of a rule or statute for which dismissal is a penalty, if the employee's absence from the work location is essential to the investigation. 60L-34.0071(3)(f)
    51 LEAVE-Annual Accrued leave that an employee can use for any personal reason when approved by the supervisor. 60L-34.0041
    52 LEAVE-Sick Accrued leave that an employee is authorized to use for the following purposes:
     ·         personal illness, injury or exposure to a contagious disease that would endanger others. Personal illness shall include disability caused or contributed to by pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth, and recovery therefrom.
     ·         personal appointments with a doctor, dentist, or other recognized practitioner.
    60L-34.0042
    53 LEAVE-Family Sick Accrued leave that an employee is authorized to use for the illness, injury or well-care check-ups of the employee's spouse, the children or parents of the employee or the spouse, or a person for whom the employee or the spouse has caretaker responsibility, when the employee's presence is necessary. Hours used under this code are deducted from the employee's accrued sick leave balance. 60L-34.0042
    54 LEAVE-Regular Comp Accrued leave that an employee can use for any personal reason when approved by the supervisor. 60L-34.0043
    55 LEAVE-SC Pre July 2012 Accrued leave that an employee can use for any personal reason when approved by the supervisor. 60L-34.0044
    56 ADMIN-Authorized Other Administrative leave with pay for an employee to use when specifically authorized by the Department of Management Services.  For example, when the employee is designated to attend union negotiating sessions with the State in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Article 5-FSFSA, FNA, FPD, SNPU, SEAG, PBA (Law Enf., FHP, & Special Agent Units) Article 18-AFSCME, Teamsters (Sec. Svcs. Unit)
    57 ADMIN-Reserve/NG Training Administrative leave with pay for an employee who is a service member in a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or in the National Guard for up to 240 hours during each military annual period (October 1 through September 30) for recurring training when ordered under the provisions of the United States military or naval training regulations and when assigned to active or inactive duty. 115.07, F.S.
    58 LWOP-Authorized Leave without pay that may be granted upon an employee's request, to cover any absence from work, for a period not to exceed 12 months, including leaves without pay granted under the Family Supportive Work Program (FSWP) and/or Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) In addition, this leave type is used by employees who voluntarily enlisted into active Federal military service, upon exhaustion of leave hours type 0069 for the first 30 missed calendar days. 60L-34.0052
    59 LWOP-Unauthorized Leave without pay for an employee's leave of absence, not authorized by the supervisor. Used at agency's discretion
    60 LWOP-Workers' Comp Leave without pay for an employee after the 40-hour period of ADMIN-Workers' Comp leave with pay, if the employee is still unable to return to work due to a Temporary Total Disability or a Temporary Partial Disability. Such leave may be used in combination with accrued leave or to cover the entire absence after the employee has exhausted all accrued leave. 60L-34.0061
    61 ADMIN-FL National Guard Administrative leave with pay for the first 30 missed calendar days for an employee who is called into active state service by the governor as a service member of the Florida National Guard. 250.48, F.S.
    62 ADMIN-Educational Leave Administrative leave with pay that may be authorized for an employee who attends a college, university, or training academy for one or more full academic periods under an authorized agency program. 60L-34.0072
    64 LWOP-Furlough Leave without pay for an employee when the legislature, upon proposal of a furlough plan from the Administration Commission, has approved such plan. 110.1225, F.S.
    65 ADMIN-Workers' Comp Leave Administrative leave with pay for up to 40 hours for an employee who sustains a job-connected disability that is compensable under Chapter 440, Florida Statutes, and an additional 48 hours to cover appointments to health care providers, physical therapy, and similar activities provided such activities are directly related to the employee's Workers' Compensation injury. 60L-34.0061
    66 HOLIDAY-Personal The hours to which an employee is entitled to observe as one personal holiday each fiscal year that must be used in whole or in part on a single day and shall be forfeited if not used by June 30. Any hours of the personal day that are not needed to meet the employee's total contracted hours in that work period are forfeited (i.e., offset). 110.117(3), F.S.
    67 No Pay Status (D&B Only) An employee of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind on summer leave and not receiving pay while on leave.
    69 ADMIN-Active Military Administrative leave with pay for the first 30 missed calendar days for an employee who volunteers or is called into active Federal military service as a service member in the National Guard or a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States. 115.09, F.S., 115.14, F.S., 60L-34.0062(1)
    75 ADMIN-Veterans Disability Administrative leave with pay for up to 48 hours per calendar year for an employee scheduled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be reexamined or treated for a service connected disability. 110.119(1), F.S.
    76 Personal Leave (D&B Only) Applies to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind 10 and 11 month, CBU 40 and 42 employees only.
     Entitled to only six days contract year.
    80 ADMIN-Child's Activities Administrative leave with pay for up to one hour per month for an employee to participate in his/her child's activities at local schools and child care centers. 60L-34.0051(7)
    82 LWOP-Act Mil w/ Pay Suppl Leave without pay for an employee who is a service member in the National Guard or a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States on active military leave, upon exhaustion of leave hours type 0069 for the first 30 missed calendar days. Use this hours type if receiving a military supplement payment from the State of Florida. 115.09, F.S., 115.14, F.S.
    83 LWOP-Act Mil w/o Pay Suppl Leave without pay for an employee who is a service member in the National Guard or a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States on active military leave, upon exhaustion of leave hours type 0069 for the first 30 missed calendar days. Use this hours type if not receiving a military supplement payment from the State of Florida. 115.09, F.S, 115.14, F.S.
    85 LEAVE-FLSA Comp Accrued leave an employee can use for any personal reason when approved by the supervisor. 60L-34.0031(4) Article 18, Section 6- PBA (Law Enf. & FHP)
    91 LEAVE – SC Holiday Accrued leave that an employee can use for any personal reason when approved by the supervisor. 60L-34.0044
    93 LEAVE – SC Holiday CO Accrued leave that an employee can use for any personal reason when approved by the supervisor. 60L-34.0044
    94 LEAVE – SC Closures Accrued leave that an employee can use for any personal reason when approved by the supervisor. 60L-34.0044
    95 LEAVE – SC Closures CO Accrued leave that an employee can use for any personal reason when approved by the supervisor. 60L-34.0044
    1000 WORK-Regular The hours spent in physical or mental exertion controlled or required by and for the benefit of the agency, including paid rest breaks. 60L-34.0031
    1002 On-Call The hours a Career Service employee has been instructed by appropriate management to remain available to work during an off-duty period, in on-call status. 60L-32.0012(2)(b)
    1004 WORK-Call Back #1 The actual hours an employee is called back to work beyond the employee's scheduled hours of work for that day. This code is used for the first occurrence on that day. Article 24-AFSCME, SNPU, Teamsters (Law Enf., FHP, Sec. Svcs., & Special Agent Units), FNA, and FSFSA 60L-34.0031(4)(f)
    1005 HOLIDAY-State Paid The hours to which an employee is entitled for observing the nine state holidays. 110.117, F.S.
    1006 WORK-Ess Svc/Ofc Closures The hours an employee in a position below that of bureau chief or bureau chief equivalent is required to work for providing essential services during emergency conditions that require closure of the facility to which the employee is assigned. Employees holding positions at the bureau chief level/equivalent or above should report such hours under Code 1000/WORK-Regular. 60L-34.0071(3)(e)
    1008 Mentor/Volunteer Unpaid The hours that an employee spends mentoring or volunteering that are unpaid because such hours are outside of the employee's regular work schedule or were offset from Code 0044. Employees are encouraged but not required to report these hours.
    1014 WORK-Call Back #2 The actual hours an employee is called back to work beyond the employee's scheduled hours of work for that day. This code is used for the second occurrence on the same day. Article 24-AFSCME, SNPU, Teamsters (Law Enf., FHP, Sec. Svcs., & Special Agent Units), FNA, and FSFSA 60L-34.0031(4)(f)
    1015 WORK-FNA Disaster Pay Effective with FY 2013-2014, this hours type is no longer valid.  Disaster pay provisions applicable to members of the Florida Nurses Association (FNA) are found under Article 25, Section 4, of the FNA Agreement. Article 23, Section 5- FNA
    1016 WORK-CS
     Extraordinary Pay
    The hours that an excluded Career Service employee is directed to work in excess of the regular work period under an agency activated plan, due to extraordinary circumstances. This hours type should only be recorded once the employee has physically worked his/her total contract hours for the current work period. (Also known as Regular Comp Payable) 60L-34.0043(5)
    1017 WORK-SES
     Extraordinary Pay
    The hours that an excluded SES employee below that of bureau chief or bureau chief equivalent is directed to work in excess of the regular work period under an agency activated plan, due to extraordinary circumstances. This hours type should only be recorded once the employee has physically worked his/her total contract hours for the current work period. 60L-32.007
    1018 WORK-FNA Shift Differential Hours The hours that a Professional Health Care employee under the Florida Nurses Association Agreement works during certain shifts. Do not use this code unless instructed by your agency. Article 26-FNA
    1024 WORK-Call Back #3 The actual hours an employee is called back to work beyond the employee's scheduled hours of work for that day. This code is used for the third occurrence on the same day. Article 24-AFSCME, SNPU, Teamsters (Law Enf., FHP, Sec. Svcs., & Special Agent Units), FNA, and FSFSA 60L-34.0031(4)(f)
    1034 WORK-Call Back #4 The actual hours an employee is called back to work beyond the employee's scheduled hours of work for that day. This code is used for the fourth occurrence on the same day. Article 24-AFSCME, SNPU, Teamsters (Law Enf., FHP, Sec. Svcs., & Special Agent Units), FNA, and FSFSA 60L-34.0031(4)(f)
    1044 WORK-Call Back #5 The actual hours an employee is called back to work beyond the employee's scheduled hours of work for that day. This code is used for the fifth occurrence on the same day. Article 24-AFSCME, SNPU, Teamsters (Law Enf., FHP, Sec. Svcs., & Special Agent Units), FNA, and FSFSA 60L-34.0031(4)(f)