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IX. Overtime

As a condition of employment, employees may be required to work overtime. Overtime is the time worked in excess of 40 hours per work week on one or more jobs. Overtime worked at the request of the supervisor may be compensated for either by pay or by time off.

All employees shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half for work in excess of 40 hours per work week on one or more jobs.

Instead of being paid, employees may choose to take compensatory time off at a later date at the rate of time and one-half. An employee may use compensatory time within a reasonable period after a request to do so unless the use would unduly disrupt the operation of a department.

Departments have full discretion to reasonably restrict the amount of compensatory time off that can be accumulated and the length of time a compensatory time-off balance can be carried forward, except that the maximum limits imposed by statute will be strictly followed.

When overtime is required, the employee who usually performs the work shall be given first opportunity to work the overtime (including holidays). If the employee chooses not to accept overtime, other employees in the same work unit who are able to perform the work and wish to work overtime shall be permitted to work such overtime in classification seniority order with the most senior employee in that classification being given first consideration. If all employees decline to work such overtime, the person able to perform the work with the least amount of classification seniority shall be given first consideration. If all employees decline to work such overtime, the person able to perform the work with the least amount of classification seniority in the same work unit shall be required to work the overtime. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the interruption of work in progress.