When a non-exempt employee is required to carry a designated “on call” pager or cell phone during unscheduled hours of work, that employee is considered to be on-call. The on-call employees are free to go about their regular activities in the community, provided that they can respond to a page or call in a timely fashion. The on-call employee will be paid for one (1) hour per shift at the premium rate of time and one-half for on-call duty. If that employee returns to campus during off duty hours, in addition he/she will be paid a minimum of two (2) hours at the overtime rate*. Any additional hours actually worked over the minimums described above, will be paid at the regular wage rate unless the hours worked are over 40 for the week in which case the employee will be paid at the overtime rate for those hours over 40. This includes situations related to inclement weather.
* Travel time is not considered part of the (2) hour minimum. For example, if you are called back to work via the on-call pager or cell phone, the 2 hour minimum begins when you reach campus. Paid work time ends when you finish the job or leave campus. You will not receive additional compensation for the time it takes you to arrive to campus and return home again.