Washington State University

Revised 7-10
Human Resource Services

Faculty Timecard

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Faculty timecard is used for faculty and administrative professional employees holding current or adjunct appointments.

The faculty timecard process provides positive-pay for WSU employees for duties or services which are clearly beyond regularly-assigned duties.

Non-WSU Employees

Faculty timecard may be used for appointments for non-WSU employees who are doing faculty kinds of work for which other temporary employment designations are not appropriate. Contact Human Resource Services (HRS) for assistance with these exceptions.


Create Appointment

The faculty timecard appointment must be entered into the online Temporary Employment System (TEMPS) before the Appointment Funding Begin Date.

NOTE: To access and enter information into the online TEMPS system, employees must attend training and obtain approval from HRS. Contact HRS for more information; telephone 335-4521.

Annual Limits

Timecard appointments are for one year or less.


Holding a timecard appointment does not qualify an employee for benefits such as sick leave or annual leave. However, holding a timecard appointment may qualify an employee for employee insurance benefits. Contact HRS for more information; telephone 335-4521; or refer to the HRS website at:


Conditions of Temporary Employment--Benefit Eligibility

The department must provide temporary faculty appointed through the faculty timecard process with written notice of benefit eligibility prior to the commencement of each appointment (WAC 182-12-113). The department generates such written notice by printing the Conditions for Temporary Employment form screen in the Temporary Employment Processing System (TEMPS).

The department obtains the employee's signature on the form and provides the employee with a copy. The department must retain the original, signed document in the temporary employee departmental file. (See 90.01 for records retention requirements.)

EXCEPTION: The department is not required to provide such written notice to a benefit-eligible faculty employee with a faculty timecard appointment for overload (duties or services which are clearly beyond regularly-assigned duties).


Select Add from the Faculty Time Card Appointment section of the online TEMPS to establish a timecard appointment. Refer to the TEMPS training handout from HRS and the instructions in 60.27 to complete the Add Faculty Time Card Appointment screen.

Briefly summarize the duties or services to be performed in the Description of Duties and Justification for Compensation section of the screen.

Provide a copy of the Faculty Time Card Appointment screen and the Faculty Timecard Information screen to the employee.

Current Employees

Obtain current information; e.g., social security number, name, WSU number; from online TEMPS or the DEPPS Administrative Information Systems.

To obtain current employee information in TEMPS:

New Employees

New employees must complete the following federal forms:

Each new temporary faculty employee must also have an adjunct appointment. Submit a personnel action through the Personnel/Position/Payroll Electronic Routing Management System (PERMS) to add adjunct personnel. See 60.25.

Departments obtain appointment information from the online TEMPS program by selecting Display under the Faculty Time Card Appointment section.

Sponsored Project Supported

The online TEMPS system automatically routes any faculty timecard appointment created to pay extra compensation from sponsored project funds, e.g., grants, to Sponsored Program Services for approval.

The online TEMPS system also automatically routes any faculty timecard appointment created to pay from summer session funds to Summer Session for approval.


The employee submits a completed Daily Activity Report to the department. See 60.61 for form completion instructions.

The department enters the employee's hours into the Positive Pay Time Entry application in online DEPPS. Refer to 55.22 for instructions regarding Positive Pay Time Entry.


Refer to the Payroll Documents Calendar for submittal deadlines. Use the deadlines indicated for faculty timecard documents. See 55.04.