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Article 16 Overtime

 

16.1 For employees other than Dining Services employees:

Employees will be compensated in pay or equivalent time off (at the employee‘s option) at one and one-half (1½ ) times the employee’s regular base rate for hours worked in excess of the employee’s normal full-time work period as specified in Article 14.1. However, when an employee’s accumulated time off equals one hundred and twenty (120) hours, the employer shall have the option of determining whether the employee will be compensated in pay or equivalent time off for the period of time that the accumulated hours remain at or above the one hundred and twenty (120) hour level. Equivalent time off must be taken at a time that is mutually agreed between the employee and his/her immediate supervisor. The employer may choose to pay out all accumulated compensatory time off, except for sixty (60) accumulated hours, on or after the employee’s anniversary date in any fiscal year.

For Dining Services employees:
Employees will be compensated in pay or equivalent time off (at the employee’s option) at one and one-half (1½ ) times the employee’s regular base rate for hours worked in excess of the employee’s normal full-time work period as specified in Article 14.1. However, when an employee’s accumulated time off equals two hundred forty (240) hours, the employer shall have the option of determining whether the employee will be compensated in pay or equivalent time off for the period of time that the accumulated hours remain at or above the two hundred forty (240) hour level. Equivalent time off must be taken at a time that is mutually agreed between the employee and his/her immediate supervisor. The employer may choose to pay out all accumulated compensatory time off, except for sixty (60) accumulated hours, on or after the first of September of any academic year.

The provisions of Articles 16.1 and 16.2 are not applicable to employees in the classifications of Maritime Worker I and II. Such employees shall be compensated in accordance with applicable federal law.

16.2 Compensation for each continuous hour worked in excess of twelve (12) consecutive hours shall be paid at the rate of double (2) times the employee’s regular rate of pay.

16.3 Employees shall not work overtime unless authorized to do so by the assigned supervisor.

16.4 Overtime shall be voluntary, based on master seniority within an assigned first level supervisor’s area, but may be assigned on the basis of inverse seniority, within a classification, and assigned to the first level supervisor's area. Or, at the supervisor’s option, prior to assigning overtime to the least senior, the overtime may be offered by master seniority in another supervisor’s area (or supervisor’s areas). This provision shall not be construed to require the employer to break in on work in progress, nor shall it be construed to require either a call back or the assignment of an employee not qualified to do the work. Overtime offered, but refused, shall be noted for purposes of overtime rotation.

16.5 In those first level supervisors' areas where overtime hours worked by employees are currently posted on a quarterly basis, such postings shall continue.

16.6 Overtime which can reasonably be scheduled at least seven (7) days in advance of its occurrence shall be posted in the first level supervisor's area in which the overtime is to be worked.

16.7 Overtime will be calculated to the nearest one-tenth (1/10) hour.

16.8 Employees who are authorized to work two (2) or more hours beyond their regular quitting time into the next shift shall be granted a fifteen (15) minute rest period before they start to work on the next shift unless emergency conditions would make granting this rest period unreasonable. In addition, they shall be granted the rest periods that would normally occur during that shift.

16.9 Any employee required to report for assigned overtime of a duration of more than four (4) hours shall be guaranteed at least four (4) hours at time and one-half, if the assigned overtime work is not available.

16.10 No Pyramiding. Compensation shall not be paid more than once for the same hours under any provisions of this agreement.

16.11 Scheduled overtime does not, under any circumstances, qualify for call back pay.