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How will the city’s new overtime schedule affect on-call personnel?


City spokeswoman Megan Gilliland answered: The new overtime policy does not change the city’s existing on-call or call-back policies. Employees who are placed “on-call,” including utilities operators, will continue to receive one hour of pay at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay during the week and two hours of pay at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay per weekend day and holidays. Call-back is applied to emergency situations when a city employee is called back into work after a regular shift. Call-back pay provides for pay at a rate of 1.5 times the regular rate and a two-hour minimum regardless of where the employee is in the accrual of regular hours during the week. The continuation of the call-back policy will ensure prompt response in emergency situations that disrupt an employee’s nonwork hours.

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