For Exempt Employees: Exempt employees are salaried employees and are not eligible for overtime compensation. However, the Director of Human Resources may in some cases approve additional compensation for exempt employees.
For Non-Exempt Employees: Non-exempt employees will be compensated for any overtime worked when such compensation is required by law.
Overtime Pay: Generally, overtime is any time worked in excess of forty (40) hours in a week. However, a Department Director may utilize any overtime standard permitted by law if the Director of Human Resources has approved it. Employees will not be permitted to donate work time to the City. Overtime will be paid at one and one-half (1.5) times the employee’s regular rate of pay.
Compensatory Time Off: A Department Director may choose to use compensatory time off in lieu of cash payment for some or all of the department’s employees. Before the overtime is worked, employees must be informed that they will be compensated with compensatory time off rather than cash. Compensatory time shall be credited at the rate of one and one-half (1.5) hours for each hour of overtime worked. Any additional overtime will be paid in cash. An employee who requests the use of accrued compensatory time shall be permitted to take such leave within a reasonable period after making the request, unless the employee's absence would unduly disrupt the operations of the department.