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Since 1992 there have been various memoranda and letters documenting agreements about the application of the twelve-hour shift in Duluth. The purpose of this agreement is to document those areas of the current collective bargaining agreement which the parties have agreed shall be modified or waived for Police Officers on the Duluth campus assigned to a twelve-hour shift. This Memorandum, in conjunction with the current collective bargaining agreement between the parties, shall supersede all prior documents related to the application of the twelve-hour shift for Duluth Police Officers.
Minnesota Public Employees Association, Inc. and the University of Minnesota agree to the following waivers and/or modifications to the collective bargaining agreement between the parties. These waivers/modifications shall apply to Officers of the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus who are assigned to a twelve-hour shift:
Article 21.5 – Employees regularly assigned to a twelve-hour shift shall receive time and one half for all hours worked on a holiday. Such employees shall be paid double time only to the extent their time worked on the holiday exceeds sixteen hours.
The “Note” in Article 21.5 does apply to employees assigned to a twelve-hour shift.
The parties agree that these provisions apply as long as the twelve-hour shift is in effect, and that it is the Employer’s right to determine the length of the assigned shift.
This agreement is based on the current twelve-hour shift schedule of four days on and four days off, followed again by four days on and four days off. For purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act, it is understood that this schedule is adopted in accordance with Section 207(k) of the FLSA and C.F.R. Part 553. The designated work period for each employee shall be 24 days.
It is also understood by the parties that the “four day on, four day off” pattern shall be modified to include an additional two days off (24 hours) per officer in each block of six pay periods. Management shall determine the method of distributing these additional days off.
It is also understood by the parties that any hours worked beyond eighty in a pay period shall be tracked by payroll. For any pay period in which a full time Officer’s hours worked falls short of eighty, the necessary hours shall be deducted from these separately banked hours in order to provide a full eighty hours of pay in each pay period.
The parties agree to this Memorandum on this 12th day of May, 2014.