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Timekeeping guides

Timekeepers across the university help maintain compliance with federal laws and regulations and ensure staff and faculty are paid on time. Timekeeping responsibilities include monitoring hours and supporting compliance with federal, state, and VCU policies and guidelines. VCU RealTime is the timekeeping management system used by employees and managers to record time, submit leave requests, approve overtime, etc. Time sheets are required to be approved by 10 a.m. on the published dates

VCU RealTime user guides:

RealTime user guide

RealTime Timekeeping Guide

RealTime on-call pay guide

VCU RealTime training:

For managers/timekeepers: Visit and search "RealTime" (no spaces) and register for in-person training.

For employee users: Log into Blackboard and search "RealTime" (no spaces)  in the course search under Courses and Organizations. 

VCU RealTime forms:

>>See all timekeeping forms and/or search RealTime under VCU Human Resources forms.

Timekeeping guides:

The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act

2016 FLSA guidelines for VCU

FLSA exemption tests

Leave types - quick reference

Overtime guidelines

Overtime FAQ's

Overtime leave option for non-exempt classified employees (see VCU HR guidelines)

Timekeeping and payroll processing deadlines

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VCU Learning and Development (training and professional development)


Weekly Timesheet (non-exempt classified)





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