Overtime and Compensatory Time

 See the section on exempt and non-exempt employees for further information.

For non-exempt positions, department heads or supervisors must authorize any extra hours worked beyond the regularly scheduled and budgeted hours. If a non-exempt employee works additional hours in any work week, but does not work over 40 hours, the additional hours must be taken off as compensatory time within the same two-week pay period. If it is not possible to take the compensatory time off within the same pay period it is earned, the individual should be paid for the additional hours worked within the same pay period. Such hours should be added to the timesheet. If you work overtime during a week in which you have taken a holiday and have not worked that holiday, those holiday hours will be considered as ―hours worked for the purpose of calculating overtime pay. If an employee works over 40 hours, these hours should be reported on timesheet as overtime hours to ensure appropriate overtime wages are paid.

It is the policy of the College to accomplish its work within normal work schedules without unreasonable overtime; however, administrative and professional positions, by the very nature of their duties and responsibilities and the demands of the academic year, often require irregular and heavy work schedules. Because most administrative and professional positions at the College are classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the College is not required to and does not pay for overtime.