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In accordance with state and federal wage and hour regulations, overtime is time worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. A workweek is defined by law as 7 consecutive 24-hour periods. The UCM workweek is Sunday, 12:00:01 a.m. through Saturday, 12:00:00 midnight.
Supervisors are responsible for planning the work in their units so all duties can be completed by nonexempt employees during the normal work periods. However, employees may be required to work overtime when necessary for the efficient conduct of UCM business.
Any hours worked over 40 hours during the workweek must be compensated at one and one-half times the regular hourly rate after completion of the workweek. If the schedule is adjusted and the employee takes time off during the same workweek he or she worked overtime, the time off is on a one hour for one hour basis--not one and one-half times the regular hourly rate.
Nonexempt employees initially will be given the opportunity to volunteer for overtime work assignments. Overtime assignments will be distributed as equitably as practical to all employees qualified to perform the required work.
Employees who are assigned to work overtime may decline provided there is another qualified employee available and agreeable to perform the work, and the exchange is approved by the supervisor.
All overtime work must receive the supervisor's prior authorization and must be recorded on the employee's time sheet as overtime. Failure to obtain prior authorization to work overtime can subject the employee to disciplinary action.