Known Issue: The FICA exemption integration from myWSU to Workday caused some students to be incorrectly marked as non-exempt for the first FLSA sub-period of the first pay cycle of the fall. If a student should be exempt from FICA, we will move non-student hours to student hours or work-study to correct this.

Estimated Time to Resolution: Before next payday on 9/24/2021

Details: In order to capture the correct student FICA status for the last pay cycle of the summer, 8/1/2021 to 8/15/2021, The FICA exemption integration for the fall 2021 term was run on 8/20/2021. If a student entered time from 8/16/2021 to 8/19/2021 and should have been exempt from FICA, their hours were paid as non-student hourly. If exempt from FICA, any hours entered after 8/20/2021 would have been paid as student hourly or work-study.

If the student should have been FICA exempt from 8/16/2021 to 8/19/2021, we will move non-student hours to student hours or work-study hours (if eligible). No action is needed from the student or department.

To resolve this issue in the future, we are shifting the FICA exemption validation in Workday from Time, Leave, and Absence to Payroll.