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IV.C. Compensation

IV.C.1. Compensation Practices

IV.C.1.1. Policy

All College employees are paid according to a salary schedule established by the Chancellor effective the start of the fiscal year after the Board of Trustees approves the budget. The Chancellor is the only College employee with discretion to grant a salary schedule exception. The Chief Human Resources Officer will identify direct reports who successfully request variances on the Board’s Monthly Agenda under Personnel Reports.

IV.C.1.2. Definitions

  1. Compensatory Time means paid time off in the amount of 1.5 hour for every 1 hour of overtime worked.
  1. Overtime Hours means all hours worked over 40 hours in the standard workweek.

IV.C.1.3. Working Overtime Hours

The College’s standard workweek is midnight Sunday through 11:59 p.m. (CT) the following Saturday. Any time beyond 40 hours worked in a standard workweek is considered overtime hours. Employees assigned to non-exempt positions must be compensated for overtime hours worked. Hours taken as vacation, sick, compensatory, or other leaves are not considered hours worked. All overtime must be pre-approved in writing by a direct-line supervisor overseeing that non-exempt employee’s work. The overtime-distributing supervisor must objectively distribute overtime hours in an equitable manner. All non-exempt employees must record their time; their supervisors must ensure the timely and accurate submission of hourly records to the payroll office.

IV.C.1.4. Getting Paid for Overtime Hours

Overtime hours are paid through (a) compensatory time off at a 1.5 hour rate for every 1 hour of overtime hours worked; or (b) cash payments at the rate at 1.5 times the regular rate of pay for all overtime hours worked. Each stands alone. Compensatory time may be accrued up to a maximum of 240 hours. Employees must be paid for compensatory hours in excess of 240 hours at their current rate of pay. Compensatory time for public safety employees may be accrued up to a maximum of 480 hours with hours in excess of 480 compensated in cash at their current rate of pay. Accrued compensatory time is applied before vacation leave during an employee absence. Employees who have requested to use accrued compensatory time must be permitted to use it within a reasonable time period. If an employee is terminated or transferred to another cost center, he or she is entitled to be paid for all unused compensatory time.

IV.C.1.5. Payroll and Salary Deductions

The College allows its employees to take salary deductions under circumstances outlined and documented by the Chancellor or a designee. Conversely, routine payroll deductions from employee salaries are made when required by law. Full-time employees and adjuncts are paid twice a month, near each month’s mid-point and end. All employees receive their pay by direct deposit to a bank account of their choice or a Direct Pay Card. Part-time and work-study employees are paid every 14 days.

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