Overtime pay is required whenever a non-exempt (hourly paid) employee works more than forty (40) hours in one week. The overtime rate is one and one-half times the regular hourly rate. All overtime hours must be pre-authorized by the employee's supervisor.
All hours worked, including those in excess of forty (40) in one week, must be reported on the time report. Paid sick leave, annual leave, and holidays are considered as time worked when computing overtime pay.
Compensatory ("comp") time (i.e., time off with pay on one day in lieu of overtime
pay for hours worked on another day) is not allowed under University pay policy. For hourly-paid
employees, all hours worked in a day must be duly recorded and paid, including eligible overtime,
for the day during which the work was performed.
Supervisors can and should adjust the working schedules of exempt (salaried) employees who are required to work an extraordinary number of hours. Human Resource Services should be consulted regarding reasonable and appropriate arrangements.
The University has three (3) shift schedules. Most employees work the day shift; however, employees
may be assigned to afternoon or night shift, depending upon departmental needs. Certain hourly
paid individuals may receive a shift premium when regularly assigned to work the afternoon or
night shift. Assignment of a shift premium is at the discretion of management.
Shift Hours and Differential
|Day||Starts at or after 5 a.m., but before 2 p.m.||None paid|
|Afternoon||Starts at or after 2 p.m., but before 9 p.m.||Forty cents ($.40) per hour|
|Night||Starts at or after 9 p.m., but before 5 a.m.||Fifty cents ($.50) per hour|