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Teamsters 117 Contract (Effective 7/1/13 - 6/30/15)
Article 15 - Hours of Work and Overtime

15.1 Standard Workday/Regular Work Schedule.
The standard workday/schedule for full-time bargaining unit employees shall consist of ten (10) hours of work over four (4) consecutive days within a seven (7) day period. The only exception is that the Administrative Officer shall have a standard work schedule of eight (8) hours of work over five (5) consecutive days within a seven (7) day period. Modifications to schedules shall be negotiated between the parties.

15.2 Temporary deviation from the regular work schedule will be allowed in difficult scheduling situations; however, it is the intent of the Department to avoid such changes if not voluntary requested by the employee and mutually agreed between the employee and supervisor. If the Department must alter a shift, the employee must be given a minimum of seventy-two (72) hours notice of the change. All hours that deviate from the regular work schedule with less than seventy-two (72) hours notice will be compensated at one and one-half (1.5) times the regular rate of pay unless mutually agreed between the employee and the supervisor.

15.3 Rest/Lunch Periods.
Employees in the bargaining unit shall be granted a paid fifteen (15) minute rest period within each half of the workday, and a paid lunch period of thirty (30) minutes. Rest and lunch periods will be considered work time and overtime will not apply. Employees shall remain on duty, in radio contact, and within the geographical boundaries designated in the Policy and Procedures Manual.

15.4 Overtime.
Employees qualify for overtime compensation under the following conditions:

  1. Work in excess of the number of hours in the assigned work shift, or work in excess of forty (40) hours in a work week.
  2. All time that the employee is in a pay status, such as sick leave or vacation leave or compensatory time use, shall be used for purposes of calculating the workday and workweek.
  3. Overtime work must be approved in advance by the Employer and shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half (1.5) times the employee's regular rate. Overtime shall be compensated on a salary basis unless the employee requests compensatory time and the request is in compliance with Article 16.
  4. The Employer may establish FLSA Section 7(k) work periods for members of the bargaining unit. If the work period involves a schedule other than as provided in Section 15.1, mutual agreement shall be required to establish the new work period.
  5. Overtime shall be earned at a minimum of four (4) hours per assignment for planned overtime or similar "re-charge" or overtime events. Recharge events are defined as having a cost charged to any University department for services provided by the UWPD including, but not limited to, police services, security, or public safety.
  6. Employees will be compensated at straight time for overtime shifts cancelled with less than seventy-two (72) hours notice.

15.5 Call Back Pay.
When an employee has left the University and is called to return to the work station outside of regularly scheduled hours to handle emergency situations which could not be anticipated, he/she shall receive two (2) hours of bonus "call back pay" plus time actually worked. The bonus call-back pay shall be compensated at the regular rate; while the actual time worked shall be compensated at time and one-half (1.5). Time worked immediately preceding the regular shift does not constitute call back, provided the time worked does not exceed two (2) hours or notice of at least eight (8) hours has been given. An employee on standby status called to return to the work station does not qualify for call back pay.

15.6 Standby Pay.
Compensation for a scheduled or nonscheduled work period employee required to restrict off-duty activities to be available for duty will be three dollars and seventy-five cents ($3.75) per hour.

15.7 Scheduled Court Assignments.
When employees are required to be available for court during off duty hours as a result of their employment with the Employer, they shall receive a minimum of four (4) hours pay at the applicable rate, unless:

  1. The court assignment is contiguous with the officer's regularly scheduled shift, starting or ending. When the court assignment is contiguous with the officer's regularly scheduled shift, the officer shall receive the applicable rate for all hours of the court assignment with no minimum.
  2. The court assignment falls during the officer's regularly scheduled shift. When the court assignment falls during the officer's regularly scheduled shift, the court assignment shall be considered a normal part of work.

15.8 Overtime Assignments.
General overtime needs shall be determined and scheduled by the Employer.

Football Events.
Assignments for football events shall be awarded based on seniority. If no officer desires the assignment, the overtime will be assigned on a rotating basis. All officers will routinely be assigned to work football events unless such assignment is specifically changed by the Chief or the Chief's designee. Officers who are assigned to a shift the night immediately before a football event or the night immediately after the event will not be required to work the football event.

15.9 Shift Selection.
Employee assignments within the Patrol Bureau will occur on the first Monday following the end of the quarter in June and shall be awarded based upon seniority. Approximately three (3) months before then the Department will publish a call for written requests on shift assignment. Employees will make their first three (3) choices known. Employees will learn of the assignment, including days off associated with their assignment, immediately after the bidding process is completed. Assignments will take effect near the end of August or beginning of September. In general, the Labor Day holiday will signal the start of the new shift assignments.

Residence Hall assignments will be made prior to all others. Assignment of the remaining officers will begin with selection(s) for day and night shifts. The bid for assignments will continue until all positions are filled. The following general rules apply to assignments:

  1. During the term of this Agreement, no employee will be reassigned to a different shift other than the shift awarded by seniority except in situations where the University cannot continue to provide police services. In the event a shift reassignment must occur, it will be offered to volunteers based on seniority. If there are no volunteers it will be assigned to the least senior officer in the department.
  2. Shift selection shall be an appropriate subject for the Joint Labor/Management Committee.
  3. If a shift becomes available as a result of trainees being released for duty, and if there is at least four (4) months until the next shift change, the shift will be posted and awarded by seniority. The new trainee released for duty will take the senior officers shift. If no employee desires the shift, the trainee scheduled for assignment will be assigned that shift. The parties recognize that for the betterment of the Department it may be necessary to assign a trainee to a specific shift.
  4. Voluntary shift trades will be allowed as long as overtime costs are not incurred.
  5. Except in a bona fide emergency, no employee shall be assigned to work more than sixteen (16) hours in a twenty-four (24) hour period, provided however employees may volunteer to work up to eighteen (18) hours in a twenty-four (24) hour period.

15.10 Posted "Pre-Scheduled" Mandatory Overtime Shift Assignments.
The current mandatory overtime process will be maintained. Officers required to work "pre-scheduled" mandatory overtime will be given a minimum of three (3) days notice.