University of Houston

Dear Employees:

Due to inclement weather last week that lasted from Monday, February 15, 2021 to Saturday, February 20, 2021, all UH campuses were closed and only essential personnel were required to report to work. In accordance with Texas Government Codes 661.901 and 661.902 benefits eligible employees will receive weather emergency pay.

Bi-weekly Employees:

Bi-weekly non-exempt essential staff who worked during this time are eligible for compensation for hours worked in addition to the University authorized weather related emergency leave.  In accordance with FLSA regulations, for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek employees will be compensated overtime or comp time based on their work group.  Payroll will enter the weather emergency leave directly onto the employee’s timesheet using the time reporting code B29.

Monthly Employees:

For monthly exempt employees Payroll will enter the weather emergency leave directly onto the employee’s timesheet using the time reporting code B28.  If monthly exempt employees worked during the authorized weather related emergency leave time supervisors will have to enter weather emergency leave for the number of hours not worked for tracking purposes on the timesheet.

Our main priority for this payroll period is to ensure everyone is paid. Given the rare weather conditions and the urgency to process payroll with limited resources and in such a short period of time, all necessary leave adjustments or inaccuracies for this pay period will be adjusted the next cycle our payroll runs.

Eligible employees on paid leave status i.e., vacation, sick leave, military leave, bereavement leave, on these days, are also eligible for University authorized weather related emergency leave. However, eligible staff who were on an approved leave of absence without pay on these days are not eligible for University authorized weather related emergency leave.

Contact the Human Resources Service Center with any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Gaston Reinoso,
AVC/AVP Human Resources
hrsc@uh.edu
713.743.3988
 
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