Overtime

Non exempt employees are eligible for overtime pay. Non exempt employees may be hourly or salaried. The College pays 1 1/2 times an eligible employee's regular rate for hours worked over 40 in any one-work week. Holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave are not considered as work time for the purposes of calculating overtime pay. To accurately track hours worked, all non exempt employees, both hourly and salaried, must submit a signed timesheet to payroll in accordance with College policy on timesheets. Employees are expected to report actual hours worked as well as holiday, vacation, personal or sick time for each week.

Because of the business needs of the College or to accommodate individual department events, it may be necessary to schedule employees to work overtime. An employee is expected to work reasonable and necessary overtime when scheduled by the supervisor. Extra hours worked between 35 and 40 in a week are not considered overtime. Per the College Policy on work schedules, normal office hours are Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. (35 hours/week); however this may vary by individual department and/or the needs of the College. Salaried, non exempt employees may need to adjust their schedules to meet the needs of their department, which may necessitate working more than 35, but not more than 40 hours per week. When this happens, there will be no additional compensation. If it becomes necessary for these individuals to work more than 40 hours in any given work week, they will be compensated at the overtime rate (1 1/2 times their regular hourly rate.)

Even though an employee works more than eight hours in a work day, the supervisor may find it necessary to adjust the employee's work schedule so he or she does not work more than 40 hours in that work week. Non exempt employees should not work late, report to work early or work during their lunch periods without approval in advance by their supervisor. The supervisor should approve all schedule deviations in advance, to control department budgets and ensure department goals are met.