Employees paid by The Texas A&M University system fall into many categories. The primary category distinction used by the Time and Effort System is whether or not an employee is paid on a monthly (salary) basis, or on an hourly basis.
Salary and Hourly Employee differences
The Time and Effort system typically only creates certification documents for salaried employees. Employees that are paid hourly will normally have certification done through the Timesheet process in TimeTraq.
TimeTraq is the official timesheet system for the Texas A&M University System. TimeTraq has been modified so that effort certification will be performed during the electronic timesheet approval process. The window below will appear when an employee reports time that will be charged to a qualifying account. An example certification window from TimeTraq is shown below.
What if time is not certified in TimeTraq?
Once the certification process is implemented in TimeTraq, each timesheet will be marked has having been certified or not certified. At the end of the reporting period, any employee that has worked on a qualifying account, whose time was not certified in the TimeTraq system, will have a document created in the Time and Effort System. These documents will need to be certified along with the regular salary employees.
This rule went into effect beginning with the certification period that began on July 1st, 2010.
No biweekly time will be loaded into the Time ane Effort system for the creation of certification documents before July 1, 2010.