UNH END OF YEAR Reminders for FY20
As the end of the University of New Hampshire fiscal year and summer approaches please keep in mind a few deadlines and important processes related to compliance with state and federal employment laws and UNH/USNH employment and benefit policies. Feel free to contact Human Resources with questions, either through your HR Partner or by calling HR at 862-0501.
Below you will find information on:
- Compensatory Time Payout
- Tuition Benefit – Important Reminders
- Youth Employment
Compensatory Time Payout
Operating staff, with the approval of their supervisor, have the option to receive compensatory time in lieu of pay for time worked over their regular hours in a week. Compensatory time provides time off with pay and is not part of the earned time program.
The option to receive compensatory time is not available to any other employee group, including adjunct hourly paid employees.
Compensatory time will be accrued at 1.5 hours for each hour worked in excess of forty hours in one week. For staff who work a 7.5 hour day or a 37.5 hour work week, compensatory time accrued the first 2.5 hours per week will be at an hour-for-hour rate.
It is important to note that a supervisor/manager cannot require an employee to elect the option of compensatory time regardless of reason. To do so is in violation of employment law.
By policy and employment law, compensatory time will be paid to the employee if not used prior to June 30, 2020. Information on overtime and compensatory pay are available under UNH “Additional Pay” policies (UNH V.F.7.4.3) at usnh.edu/policy/unh/v-personnel-policies/f-compensation
Tuition Benefit – Important Reminders
Dependent Benefit Eligibility - Children are considered dependent, if at the time of enrollment, they are unmarried, have not reached age 24, and otherwise meet the legal definition of “dependent” as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.
Summer Session Benefit - All Summer Session courses count toward the tuition benefit for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year, regardless of when the course begins.
NOTE: FALL Semester will be available for request in WISE starting July 1st.
Requesting the USNH Tuition benefit (for employee/spouse/dependent) is completed online via the employee’s WISE account and must be submitted each semester the benefit is being requested for.
Details regarding this benefit's eligibility and instructions on how to request it are available on the HR website at: www.unh.edu/hr/tuition For additional questions regarding this process please email HR.Communications@unh.edu
It is important to remember our responsibilities in hiring youth at UNH. Summer is a time when many youths work on our campus.
No one under the age of 14 may be hired under any circumstances.
Human Resources approval is required before a department hires youth under the age of 16.
The PROCESS for hiring youth at UNH:
- Hiring supervisor completes the “Youth Employment Request Form”.
- Youths 14 and 15 years old must provide "State of New Hampshire Employer's Request for Child Labor form" signed by the employer and taken to school department. The school will provide a NH Youth Certificate.
- Youths 16 and 17 years old must provide the "State of New Hampshire Proof of Permission for the Employment of a Youth age 16 or 17 form" permitting employment. Exception: A youth age 16 or 17 who has graduated from high school or obtained a general equivalency diploma (GED) does not need permission from a parent or legal guardian.
- For youth who may be exposed to a high hazard area, the “Children in High Hazard Areas” form is to be completed. A completed, signed copy is to be submitted to: UNH Human Resources, and the UNH Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Further information on Youth Employment is available on the HR web site at www.unh.edu/hr/youth-employment and the New Hampshire Department of Labor web site at www.nh.gov/labor/