Exempt employees are not eligible for additional pay for time worked beyond that which is regularly scheduled. In recognition of the fact that exempt employees work beyond regularly scheduled hours, the university has established a liberal vacation plan for these employees.
Supervisors may adjust the work schedule within a work week as may be reasonable and prudent to avoid exceeding the forty-hour limit for staff (nonexempt) employees. So long as the forty-hour limit is not exceeded, overtime pay is not required.
When working hours cannot be held to forty hours in one work week, staff employees are entitled to overtime compensation at the rate of 1 1/2 times the regular pay. This requirement is based on State and Federal law. The supervisor must authorize overtime work in advance. The university reserves the right not to pay unauthorized overtime that the university did not know or permit to be worked.
While the university recognizes that work in excess of 40 hours per week may be unavoidable due to the nature of certain jobs, it is in the best interests of the individual employee to limit overtime worked. An employee who consistently works more than 40 hours weekly does not have adequate time away from the job in which to rest and relax. Over extended periods of time, this can affect not only job performance but ultimately the physical and mental health of the employee.