As part of SUNY’s five-year technology plan, SUNY Administration developed an online time and attendance system (TAS) for campuses to implement and replace existing paper time and attendance records for unclassified employees (excludes hourly and fee pay basis). In fall 2012, we began implementing the system by vice president area. In fall 2014, the faculty go live.
We hope you find the online time and attendance system to be easier and more efficient than the paper system. Benefits to the system include:
Guides and Training Resources: (link to login is located in the guides below)
If you have any questions about the system, accruals, or attendance rules, please contact Human Resource Management at 878-4822.
Absences Due to Weather Conditions November 18-21, 2014
E-mailed to all faculty and staff on November 24, 2014, from the Vice President for Finance and Management:
In light of conditions associated with last week’s storm, Governor Cuomo directed closure of state offices in several Western New York counties, including Erie County, and directed early departure for non-essential state employees on Thursday, November 20, and Friday, November 21, 2014. For this reason, Buffalo State College employees need not charge leave accruals for weather-related absences or early departures on these dates.
Employees who were absent or departed early on Tuesday, November 18, or Wednesday, November 19, 2014, however, must charge leave accruals in accordance with the college’s Attendance Policy Under Emergency Conditions.
Buffalo State will petition the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations to lobby for restitution of accruals for Wednesday, November 19. A follow-up message will be sent with the outcome of this waiver request. Questions about this matter may be addressed to Human Resource Management at 878-4822.
Absences Due to Weather Conditions on January 7, 2014 (The Daily Bulletin, 11/14/2014)
Classes were canceled on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, because of extreme weather conditions. New York State policies and regulations required state employees who did not report to work under such circumstances to charge their leave accruals for the absence.
The college submitted a joint request with the University at Buffalo that SUNY petition the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations and the Civil Service Commission to suspend the attendance rules for January 7, 2014, and excuse the full-day absence without charge to leave accruals. We have received notification that our request was denied by the Civil Service Commission; therefore, charges to leave accruals for that day cannot be restored.
Faculty Use of Sick Leave Accruals Policy Statement
Section 23.4(h) of the Agreement between the State of New York and United University Professions states with respect to charges to sick leave accruals that: “when an employee is on sick leave, the employee shall not be required to charge sick leave credit for any day upon which the employee would not have been required to be available to work had the employee not been on sick leave.”
The Policies of the Board of Trustees state in Article XI, Title H, Section 2, that an employee’s professional obligation shall include teaching, research, university service, and other duties and responsibilities required of the employee during the term of the employee’s appointment.
Full-time faculty are expected to be available to perform their full professional obligation on a full-time basis, notwithstanding the fact that their physical presence on campus, e.g., teaching, may be on less than a full-time basis. Accordingly, full-time faculty who are absent by reason of a temporary disability are required to charge sick leave accruals for each day on which they are unavailable to work, i.e., five days in a workweek, and not just on those days they would be required to be present to meet classes.