FLSA: Employee numbers, training and tools

Two weeks before the U.S. Department of Labor's Dec. 1 deadline to implement new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations, Iowa State continues to move forward with employee training and tools development. Following is a summary of the university's progress, including the number of employees impacted by the change, training totals and available tools.

Employee numbers

Iowa State notified all employees and their supervisors impacted by the new overtime regulations. The chart below details the types and total of notifications sent.

By the numbers: FLSA notices

P&S employees, nonexempt notices


P&S employees, exempt notices with no pay increases 


P&S employees, exempt notices with pay increases 


Total P&S notices


Post-doc, nonexempt notices (part-time)


Faculty notices


Total employee notices


Training summary 

Training continues for employees who will become eligible for overtime pay (nonexempt) beginning Dec. 1 and their supervisors. Visit Learn@ISU to sign up for FLSA training. As of this week:

  • 60 percent of impacted employees and 54 percent of their supervisors have completed the required online training
  • 69 percent of time entry staff have completed the required online training and have attended, or are enrolled in, the in-person work sessions
  • 25 additional supervisor work sessions have been added to the training lineup, Nov. 21 through Dec. 2. Go to Learn@ISU to enroll in one of these sessions.

Tools update

Next steps

UHR and the university counsel staff continue to develop procedures to comply with FLSA.  Currently they are evaluating processes for new hires, reclassification, annual salary adjustments and full-time equivalent (FTE) changes. Many of these procedures and others likely will require modification to maintain FLSA compliance. Look for additional information about these changes in December. 

Questions, comments or concerns about the FLSA changes may be emailed to FLSA@iastate.edu.

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