December 6, 2019
As of January 1, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) has approved a change to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The revised rule increases the minimum salary threshold for overtime-exempt employees to $684/week (equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker).
As a result, consistent with federal law, current non-faculty, non-student academic appointees who earn less than $684/week ($35,568/year) will be reclassified to non-exempt status, effective December 15, 2019 forward.
The December 15, 2019 effective date for reclassifying affected academic employees to non-exempt status was chosen because the biweekly and monthly pay periods align such that employees will not be inconvenienced during the conversion.
To help employees affected by the transition, we will offer a vacation cashout program to those eligible. Vacation cashout requests must be submitted to Payroll no later than December 18, 2019 for payment on January 8, 2020 or by January 9, 2020 for payment on January 22, 2020.
Additional information and frequently asked questions and answers is available at https://go.ucsd.edu/2P0uRgR. Questions regarding this change for academic employees should be directed to Mary Baran (email@example.com) or to Jennifer Bourque (firstname.lastname@example.org) for postdocs.