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Policy Corner

Staff Senate receives numerous questions about labor law and UW policy. We've created Policy Corner to share some resources and information with you that may be of help. For further questions or concerns, employees can contact Human Resources or browse the information available at the US Department of Labor website or the Wyoming Workforce Services page.

Does the Fair Labor Standards Act apply to UW?

As a public agency, the University of Wyoming is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Department of Labor defines public agency as “the Government of the United States; the government of a State or political subdivision thereof; any agency of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision of a State; or any interstate governmental agency.”

Among other requirements, public agencies are required by the FLSA to pay all non-exempt employees at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, to compensate for any hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek at a rate of time and a half as either overtime pay or compensatory time, and to comply with all recordkeeping requirements.

For more information on public agencies under the FLSA, see Fact Sheet #7. For information on the recordkeeping requirements, see Fact Sheet #21.

Ask us

Do you have a specific question that you would like us to investigate and post information on? Send it to us at staffsen@uwyo.



Policy Bulletins

The Leave Time Taskforce has issued several Policy Bulletins in conjunction with Human Resources. You can view them here:

Bulletin on Comp Time    Bulletin on Time Reporting  

Bulletin on On-Call and Essential Employees  

Wyoming Workforce Services

FLSA, pt 1

Fair Labor Standards Act

FLSA, pt 2

Fair Labor Standards Act

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