Overtime and Compensatory Time Off

  • Policy - 4404

    Eligible employees are defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1933 (FLSA) as non-exempt employees.

    • The work period for determining overtime compensation is based on a regular work week (Saturday 12 midnight through 11:59 pm on the following Saturday).
    • Overtime hours are defined as those hours actually worked (excluding a duty free meal break) which exceed 40 hours during a seven day work week.
    • All non-exempt service employees are required to record the number of hours worked per day (including overtime/compensatory time) on time cards or time sheets.
    • Employees must receive prior approval from their supervisor to perform overtime work.
    • Overtime compensation at the time and a half rate will be based on hours actually worked. Examples of non-working hours which would be excluded from overtime computation include: vacation leave, sick leave, jury/witness leave, holiday leave, and suspension.
    • Overtime of less than one quarter hour on a regular work day will not be compensated. Overtime work of over one quarter of an hour will be compensated to the nearest half hour.
    • Employees may not accrue more than 40 hours of compensatory time.
    • Accumulated compensatory time will be paid at the end of each fiscal year.