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Policy No.: 3-4 This policy applies to:
Policy Name: Overtime

Non-exempt staff
Effective Date: 08/01/04     Exempt staff
Revised:     Faculty


All non-exempt employees are paid time and one-half for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek as required by law. The difference between 37.5 hours and 40 hours is paid as additional straight time. Time paid but not worked such as holidays, vacation, sick leave, funeral leave etc. will not count as hours worked toward overtime.

Overtime work for non-exempt employees must always be approved before it is performed. Nonexempt employees should not: (1) begin working prior to the employee‘s scheduled starting time, (2) work after their scheduled stop time, or (3) take work home, without prior authorization from their supervisor to work extra time. Any extra time worked must be recorded on the time sheet. Under Federal Wage and Hour Law, “Compensatory Time” is not legally permitted outside of the same workweek.


Overtime hours in excess of 40 hours should be recorded on the time sheet as “OVT”.