Dear Berkeley Regional Services Colleagues:
We would like to inform you that UAW GSR’s and ASE’s have transitioned to CalTime. Beginning today, September 1, 2023, Graduate Student Researchers, Academic Student Employees and their supervisors will begin using CalTime, Berkeley’s automated timekeeping system, to record their leave usage (and hours worked if biweekly paid). As part of this change, supervisors and delegates will need to review and approve their employees timecards each pay period.
We have attached the communications that were sent to both impacted employees and their supervisor’s including quick one page reference guides to help employees get started. We appreciate your support in ensuring this is a smooth transition. Please disseminate this information as needed.
Why is Berkeley making this change?
The transition to CalTime is part of the system-wide standardization of timekeeping across all UC campuses for UAW members. Tracking time in the CalTime system will enable additional UAW members (an addition to the Postdoctoral Scholars and Readers and tutors that currently use CalTime today) to join the rest of the campus in reporting leave taken and hours worked (applicable to biweekly paid employees) and approving their CalTime timecard each pay period.
What are the key changes?
● Transition from a manual process to an automated process for leave reporting using CalTime
● Updated CalTime instructions in BRS onboarding/welcome emails to UAW members
● Timekeeping updates to the FLSA Matrix for students with multiple positions
● Improved self-service visibility of leave usage and balances
● New pay codes to track short term PTO and GSR Personal Time Off
● Monthly paid appointees
o Will record leave taken only as needed each month, starting 09/01 for pay period 09/01-09/30
o Approve their timecard on the 1st of each month starting 10/01
o Supervisor timecard approval is due approximately on the 5th of each month
● Biweekly paid appointees (very small population)
o May record hours worked and leave taken biweekly starting 09/03 for pay period 09/03-09/16
o Approve their timecard on a biweekly basis (every other Saturday) starting 09/16
o Supervisor timecard approval is due every other Monday by noon starting 09/18
● Please review the Frequently Asked Questions
● Learn more at caltime.berkeley.edu
The CalTime Team
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