The JPL Ethics Office

Timekeeping and Financial Integrity

Accounts Charged:

  • Prorating hours between accounts without regard to what the employee was working on.

  • Charging time to an account with funding because your account has run out, even though you are not working on the task covered by the account you charged.

Hours Recording:

  • Instead of prorating all hours worked, an employee worked "off the clock" on one project and charged all time worked for that day to another project which he had worked on during regularly scheduled hours.

  • A salaried, non-exempt employee charged 8 hours on the timecard but only worked 6 hours at the Laboratory.

  • Charging a project for hours worked when you were not working but taking "comp time" for extra hours you put in another day.