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Howard Community College employees may occasionally be called in by the supervisor or other designated authority during their off-hours for emergency work. Emergency work is defined as anything that cannot reasonably wait until the employee's next scheduled work shift.  When emergency call-ins occur, employees will be credited with a minimum of four hours of work, even if four hours of work are not needed.

Exempt employees who are called in for emergencies will be granted compensatory time off on an hour-for-hour basis for a minimum of four hours.  Non-exempt employees will be paid at straight time for all hours worked up to and including 40 hours in a workweek, and at time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.  However, hours not worked but paid to ensure a minimum number of four hours of emergency call-in pay will be paid at straight time regardless of whether those hours cause the employee to exceed 40 hours in a workweek.

Employees are encouraged to pursue their personal schedules and plans.  Employees who are called and come in for emergencies are expected to report to work in a timely fashion, preferably within one hour from the time they are called.  Because the employee's personal schedule is not significantly restricted, the employee is not paid for time off-duty prior to an emergency call-in.

Effective Date:  09/13/13