434.6 Out-of-Schedule Premium
Out-of-schedule premium is paid to eligible full-time bargaining unit employees for time worked outside of and instead of their regularly scheduled workday or workweek when employees work on a temporary schedule at the request of management.
434.612 Timely Notice
Payment of out-of-schedule premium is dependent on timely notice being given by management of the temporary schedule change, as follows:
a. If notice of a temporary change is given to an employee by Wednesday of the preceding service week, even if this change is revised later, the employee’s time can be limited to the hours of the revised schedule, and out-of-schedule premium is paid for those hours worked outside of and instead of his or her regular schedule.
b. If notice of a temporary schedule change is not given to the employee by Wednesday of the preceding service week, the employee is entitled to work his or her regular schedule. Therefore, any hours worked in addition to the employee’s regular schedule are not worked “instead of” his or her regular schedule. The additional hours worked are not considered as out-of-schedule premium hours. Instead, they are paid as overtime hours worked in excess of 8 hours per service day or 40 hours per service week.
Out-of-schedule premium hours cannot exceed the unworked portion of the employee’s regular schedule. If employees work their full regular schedule, then any additional hours worked are not “instead of” their regular schedule and are not considered as out-of-schedule premium hours.
Any hours worked that result in paid hours in excess of 8 hours per service day or 40 hours per service week are to be recorded as overtime (see 434.1).
See Exhibit 434.614 Below
Example: An employee is notified by Wednesday of the preceding service week to work a temporary schedule the following service week from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., instead of his or her regular schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The employee is paid 2 hours out-of-schedule premium for the hours worked from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 6 hours’ straight time for the hours worked from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If in this situation the employee continues to work into or beyond the balance of his or her regular schedule (2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.), then he or she is to be paid for hours worked in accordance with Exhibit 434.614.
Example: An employee’s regular schedule is Monday through Friday and he or she is given a temporary schedule of Sunday through Thursday. The hours worked on Sunday are out-of-schedule premium hours provided they are worked instead of the employee’s regularly scheduled hours on Friday. If, however, the employee also works his or her regular schedule on Friday, then there can be no out-of-schedule premium hours; the hours worked on Sunday would be paid as regular overtime hours worked in excess of 40 in the service week.
Computing Out-of-Schedule Premium Hours
|Hours Worked||Total Work Hours||
Schedule Premium Hours
|Straight Time Hours||Overtime Hours|
|6:00 AM-2:30 PM||8||2||6||0|
|6:00 AM-3:30 PM||9||1||7||1|
|6:00 AM-4:30 PM||10||0||8||2|
|6:00 AM-5:30 PM||11||0||8||3|