Employees employed in twenty-four hour operations who are assigned to work a shift of 8 hours or more which starts between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. shall be paid at shift differential rates for all hours worked during such shift. Communications Dispatchers frequently work a shift from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm and then work a partial overtime shift beginning at 6:00 pm that does not exceed 8 hours. Due to the operational uniqueness of the 911 Dispatch system, the County agrees that in such situations, Dispatchers will be paid shift differential for hours past 6:00 p.m. The parties agree that this provision only applies to Communications Dispatchers.

For all other departments, shift differential will be paid for all hours worked between 6 pm and 6 am regardless of when shift begins.

All Grandfathering agreements between the parties regarding shift differentials, including the side letter dated November 4, 2006, are hereby terminated.