Are You Aware Of Your Responsibility To Accurately Report Time Worked?
University Policy 2610 states that, “non exempt employees must accurately record the time they begin and end their work, as well as the beginning and ending time of each meal period.” To follow this policy, report only actual hours worked, or approved leave taken, on your time sheet.
Examples of Internal Audit report findings are:
- reporting scheduled work hours when they were not worked,
- reporting more hours than are actually worked, and,
- adjusting hours reported to reflect an unofficial increase in pay.
Please note when the University identifies a situation where an employee is paid for hours not worked, the University is required by New Mexico statutes to notify the State Auditor’s Office. If Internal Audit becomes aware of the situation, The University of New Mexico Regent’s Policy 7.2 requires Internal Audit to report to the UNM Police Department. These steps are taken because it is a prosecutable offense to pay or receive payment for hours not worked, and/or to falsify a public document.