When operating requirements or other needs cannot be met during regular working hours, employees may be given the opportunity to volunteer for overtime work assignments. Based on the needs of the department, employees may be asked to work overtime. Advance notice will be given as early as possible. All overtime work must receive the supervisor's prior authorization. Overtime is defined as all hours over 40 in a single workweek. Overtime assignments will be distributed as equitably as practical to all employees qualified to perform the work.

Overtime compensation is paid to all non-exempt employees in accordance with federal and state wage and hour regulations. Overtime pay is based on actual hours worked and is equal to one and a half times base pay. Time off on sick leave, vacation leave, or any leave of absence will not be considered hours worked for purposes of performing overtime calculations. Overtime will be paid on the next regular payday.

In accordance with federal and state wage and hour regulations, exempt employees are not eligible for overtime compensation.

Overtime worked without prior authorization from the supervisor may result in disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination of employment.

Policy No.  507  Effective Date:  9/1/2000         Revision: 2/26/2010