The District compensates overtime for nonexempt employees in accordance with federal wage and hour laws. Only nonexempt employees (hourly employees and paraprofessional employees) are entitled to overtime compensation. Nonexempt employees are not authorized to work beyond their normal work schedule without advance approval from their supervisor. A nonexempt employee who works overtime without prior approval will be subject to disciplinary action.
Overtime is legally defined as all hours actually worked in excess of 40 hours in a work week and is not measured by the day or by the employee's regular work schedule. Nonexempt full time employees that are paid on a salary basis are scheduled and paid for a 40-hour work week and do not earn additional pay unless they work more than 40 hours.
For the purpose of calculating overtime, a work week begins at 12:00 a.m. Saturday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday.
Employees may be compensated for overtime at time-and-a-half rate with compensatory time off (comp time) or direct pay. The following criteria apply to all nonexempt employees:
- Employees can accumulate up to 60 hours of comp time
- Comp time must be used in the duty year that it is earned
- Use of comp time many be at the employee's request with supervisor's approval as workload permits or at the supervisor's discretion.
- An employee may be required to use comp time before using available paid leave (e.g. sick, personal, vacation).
- Weekly time records will be maintained on all nonexempt employees for the purpose of wage and salary administration.