University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Article 29 Premium Pay

29.1 Any full time employee who works on a shift beginning earlier than 6:00 a.m. or ending later than 6:00 p.m. shall be entitled to receive a night differential for the entire shift, provided at least five (5) hours of the shift are worked between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The night differential will be fifty-five cents ($.55) per hour.

  1. An additional fifteen cents ($.15) per hour, resulting in a shift differential of $ .70 per hour, shall be paid to employees working on an assigned regular shift that begins between 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.

29.2 Employees working a continuous rotating shift schedule, or a continuous alternating shift schedule (as defined in a separate document) shall receive a fifty cent ($.50) shift differential per hour.

29.3 Employees scheduled to work a shift that is eligible for shift differential pay will receive the shift differential payment for an absence that is due to a legitimate usage of sick leave, if the employee has a minimum balance of 25 sick days accrued and available for use.

29.4 Employees shall not be scheduled to work more than twelve (12) consecutive hours except in emergency situations declared by the Chief. If such an emergency occurs, compensation for each continuous hour worked in excess of twelve (12) consecutive hours shall be compensated at the rate of double (2) times the employee's base rate of pay.

29.5 On the Twin Cities and Duluth Campuses, work shall be rotated so that employees shall receive every other Sunday off whenever possible. If an employee on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses is required to work on a second consecutive Sunday he/she shall be compensated at one and one-half times his/her regular rate for the hours worked on the second consecutive Sunday.

29.6 An employee who is designated and trained as a Field Training Officer shall receive 1 ½ hours compensatory time per shift worked with a probationary officer. An employee who is certified to instruct and assigned by management to an approved training session shall also receive 1 ½ hours compensatory time per work shift of training. Compensatory time hours shall be prorated for training assignments lasting less than a full shift. This compensatory time will be accrued in a separate bank that cannot be liquidated for cash payment, and will be taken at times mutually agreed upon by employer and employee.

29.7 Canine officers will utilize one hour of their regularly assigned shift as canine maintenance. This compensation arrangement is intended to compensate canine officers for canine maintenance time on off days or well as active duty days.