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). Buffalo State began implementation in 2012 and completed the roll out in fall 2014.
Benefits of 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.
Leave Accruals to be Restored for November 19, 2014, Snowstorm
Due to technical failures in new communication systems at the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and SUNY, Buffalo State did not receive timely notification of the Governor’s authorization to close State offices on November 19, 2014. At that time, GOER determined employees must charge accruals for absences on that day. Upon further review, GOER reconsidered their initial determination and decided accruals will be restored to employees who were absent due to the storm on November 19, 2014.
The accrual restoration applies only to absences that were directly related to the storm. It does not apply to employees were out on approved absences that were not storm-related, such as sick leave or scheduled vacation.
The Human Resource Management and Payroll offices will review the attendance reports filed by professional and management employees and the biweekly timesheets submitted by classified employees to restore vacation, personal, or holiday leave charged for November 19, 2014. The changes will be reflected in the classified employee biweekly timesheets and the monthly online attendance records for professional employees by April 30, 2015.
Absences Due to Weather Conditions on January 9, 2015
Sent via campus e-mail, Buffalo State canceled all J-Term classes for Friday, January 9, due to inclement weather. Staff should monitor travel conditions today and communicate any delays or absences to their supervisor. Essential service employees are required to report to work. Please visit the Emergency Response Plan for the complete attendance policy and additional information.
Absences Due to Weather Conditions on 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 closings of the Emergency Response Plan.
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.
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.