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OVERTIME

OVERTIME MUST BE AUTHORIZED IN ADVANCE

Method of compensating a non-exempt employee for time worked over a set amount of time in a day, week or other set period in cash at a rate of time and one-half.

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ELIGIBILITY

Typically, overtime is based on time worked in excess of:

  • Eight hours in one day; or
  • Eight hours in any 16-hour period.

If an employee completes a Request for Variable Workday Schedule form, overtime is based on time worked in excess of:

  • Forty hours in a week

Based on federal and State law, some types of positions (e.g., law enforcement, firefighters) may have another basis for calculation of overtime.

APPROVING/REJECTING REQUESTS

When determining whether to APPROVE or REJECT a request to earn overtime, consider the following factors:

  • Why is the overtime being requested?
  • What would be the consequence of the overtime not being approved?
  • Do the notes (yellow sticky note image link on the timesheet) agree with the hours requested and information entered in the Additional Description: field?
  • Will you be violating any policies by approving or rejecting the overtime?

Technical (step-by-step) guide for both approving and rejecting requests to earn overtime: See the NEATS Timekeeping procedure (01.30.10) and NEATS tutorials.

See your agency's policies, procedures or regulations for any agency specific processes (e.g., required hard copy form).

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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