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Pay Policies & Work Practices

Employees are expected to continue to support departmental and college needs, when feasible. 

  • Non-exempt employees who work, either remotely or on-campus, will be paid for hours worked at their regular hourly rate of pay. Overtime rates continue to apply but should be approved in advance by the supervisor.
  • Exempt staff who work will receive their regular pay.
  • Temporary employees who perform work will be paid for hours worked at their regular rate of pay. 

Please refer to the FAQs for Pay Policies & Work Practices

Direct Deposit Information

Employees are strongly encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to limit disruptions in the payroll process. If you do not enroll in direct deposit, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to pick up a paper check on campus or receive one by mail in a timely manner. 

Documentation on how to institute your direct deposit can be found in our IT Service Portal here: ithaca.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/34/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=706#DirDep

Hours Scheduled but Not Worked Due to a Positive COVID-19 Test

Employees who receive a positive test result for COVID-19 MUST notify the college immediately using the Employee Self-Reporting Form. Employees who test positive for COVID-19,  should use COVID-19 time for up to 5 calendar days regardless of vaccination status. Effective immediately, employees who do not complete the self-reporting form will not be approved for COVID-19 time and must use another form of paid time away to be paid. Effective January 2, 2023, employees will be required to utilize their own PTA balances if they are unable to report to work due to a positive COVID-19 test, regardless of vaccination status. 

Employees MUST also notify their supervisor if they are unable to report to work. Employees are not required to reveal any medical diagnosis, to their supervisor. However, in keeping with current policy, if an employee is unable to report to work for any reason, the employee is expected to notify their supervisor as soon as possible that they will be unable to report to work.  

If an employee notifies a supervisor that the employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the supervisor must treat all employee medical information as confidential information.  

Essential Employees

Ithaca College is a continuously operating residential college, and some employees must continue to work on campus to provide services that are essential to residential life, campus health and safety, critical research, the protection of physical and intellectual assets, or the continuity or resumption of academic programs and operations. Additional measures and policies to support these employees are being considered. 

The Epidemic Response Plan states that the Ithaca College Core Emergency Response Team (CERT) will establish a system to rapidly identify essential personnel, operations and services relative to the college’s mission and objectives during an epidemic. CERT will: 

  • Determine the essential staffing needed based upon the details of the specific epidemic emergency.
  • Determine the hours that essential personnel will be asked to work, taking into account the safety of the personnel and their families.
  • Ensure that the college implements a fair and equitable compensation system for essential personnel during the epidemic emergency period.