Overtime and Compensatory Time-Off

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Departmental needs may make it necessary, on occasion, for employees to work beyond their scheduled work hours. Your supervisor will attempt to provide you with reasonable notice when the need for work outside your regular work schedule arises. Please remember, however, that advance notice may not always be possible.

Non-Exempt Employees: Overtime compensation is provided to non-exempt employees only. If you are unsure of your exemption status, check with the Office of Human Resources. Except as may otherwise be required by applicable state law, non- exempt employees are paid at a rate of 1.5 times their current hourly rate for all hours in excess of 40 hours worked in their established workweek. For employees in positions with a scheduled 35-hour workweek, hours worked beyond 35 but less than 40 will receive additional straight-time pay. Non-exempt employees must be paid additional straight-time and overtime for all hours worked and cannot receive compensatory time instead. All overtime and additional straight-time must be approved in advance by the department head. It is not permitted for employees to work additional hours without authorization, or to fail to accurately report hours on time sheets.

Exempt Employees: To the extent it is operationally possible, compensatory time may be given to employees exempt from overtime pay who are required to work excessive amounts of additional time on a prolonged or regular basis or who are required to regularly work on scheduled days off. All compensatory time must be approved in advance by the department head. This compensatory time off is not intended to be an hour-for-hour equivalent, but a good faith effort to recognize extraordinary circumstances. Employees are not paid in lieu of compensatory time off in the event that it cannot be granted.