Frequently Asked Questions

Self-Directed Employee

Question:

I am currently working for the consumer who is transitioning into Fee-For-Service, and will be staying with Fiscal Management Services, do I need to complete another application packet?

Answer:

No. However, there are new requirements or trainings that will need to be completed.  Information will be sent to your Managing Employer to review with you. If you have additional questions, please contact our customer service representatives.


Question:

How many hours can I work in a week?

Answer:

Once hired, you will be informed by your Managing Employer of the number of hours you are authorized to work. Your timesheet will also display the number of authorized weekly hours as well.


Question:

What happens if I work more than the authorized hours?

Answer:

Your managing employer becomes responsible for payment if you work more hours than authorized.


Question:

Do I get Paid Time Off (PTO)? What can I use it for?

Answer:

All SDEs are entitled to PTO. Calculations are based on the number of years you have worked under Fiscal Management Services and the number of hours you are working. You can use PTO for any reason, like illness, a child’s illness, a doctor’s appointment, etc. Please discuss the process of requesting PTO with your Managing Employer. Don’t forget, they need time to make alternate arrangements if you aren’t working.


Question:

Can I take a picture of my timesheet and send it to Fiscal Management Services for processing?

Answer:

It is the responsibility of your Managing Employer to submit timesheets and timesheet notes to Fiscal Management Services for processing. Pictures are NOT an acceptable method of transmission.