(a) Each department which has responsibilities requiring work around the clock will set up 3 shifts; the normal morning to afternoon is known as the “day shift”; the shift beginning in the afternoon into the evening is known as the “swing shift”; and the late night to morning shift is known as the “graveyard shift”.

(b) Employees regularly scheduled to the “swing shift” receive an additional $.15 per hour for each hour of work on that shift.

(c) Employees regularly scheduled to the “graveyard shift” receive an additional $.25 per hour for each hour worked on that shift.

(d) The shift differential is given only when the employee actually works on either the swing shift or the graveyard shift. If, for any reason, an employee assigned to either the swing or graveyard shift fails to work that shift, taking either annual or sick leave, he or she does not receive the extra $.15 or $.25 for that shift.

(e) On the other hand, if an employee employed on any shift is forced to work 2 shifts in one day, the employee should not receive the extra shift differential but must be paid the overtime of time and a half. For example,

(1) an employee, regularly scheduled to work the day shift who is required to continue work on the swing shift because of the absence of the regularly scheduled swing shift employee, is entitled to 1-½ times his or her regular day shift pay.

(2) An employee regularly scheduled to work the swing shift who is forced to continue to work on the graveyard shift because an employee failed to show up, is entitled to 1-½ times his or her swing shift rate.

(3) An employee, regularly scheduled to work the graveyard shift who continues to work the day shift because an employee failed to show up is entitled to 1-½ times his or her graveyard shift rate.

History: Rule 11-84, eff 19 Dec 84, (part).