Effective 7/1/15 - 6/30/17
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 schedules will be allowed in difficult scheduling situations; however, it is the intent of the Department to avoid such changes if not voluntarily requested by the employee and mutually agreed upon by 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 upon by 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.
Employees qualify for overtime compensation under the following conditions:
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 one and one-half (1.5) times the regular rate of pay. 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 Administrative Assignments.
When employees are required to be available for proceedings in a criminal court, civil court, administrative hearing, student conduct board, or Department of Licensing hearing either in person or telephonically during off duty hours as a result of their employment with the Employer, they will receive payment as follows:
15.8 Overtime Assignments.
General overtime needs shall be determined and scheduled by the Employer.
The parties agree that overtime staffing and assignment issues are appropriate topics for the Joint Labor-Management meetings as described in Article 4, and that the parties will continue the discussion of overtime staffing in that setting. These meetings will include discussions of the overtime staffing model for football events and other special events. In particular, the parties will address the ability to opt-out of overtime shifts for football events and other special events, including the eligibility for opting out, the types of events to which the opt-out will apply, the procedure for approval of opting out, and the optimal method to preserve regularly scheduled days off. Furthermore, the parties acknowledge that contracting with outside law enforcement officers is necessary in some instances and will discuss appropriate methods for determining when to contract with these officers in cases where there is an insufficient number of bargaining unit officers to cover operational needs.
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 April 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 on the schedule nearest to July 1st.
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:
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 seventy-two (72) hours' notice.