8.1.  Definition

(1)        For this Section, shift differential is defined as a pay rate that is eight percent (8%) above the employee’s base pay in the salary range for their classification.  Employees are not eligible for shift differential when they are out on sick leave.

(2)        Notwithstanding paragraph (1) above, the monthly shift differential pay for full-time employees shall be at least Thirty-Five Dollars ($35) above the employee’s base pay, to be prorated for part-time employees.

8.2.  Full-Time employees who are assigned to work a full day, a portion or all of which is between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. shall be paid at a shift differential rate for all hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. during such a shift, up to forty (40) hours per week.

Full-Time employees who work between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. which said time is calculated as overtime hours, shall not be paid shift differential pay for said hours.

Full-Time Employees shall not be paid shift differential pay if the hours of work have been adjusted at the request of or for the convenience of the employee (i.e. such as a four-ten (4/10), nine/eighty (9/80), or other variable time schedule). The Department Head or designee shall determine when a schedule has been adjusted for the convenience of the employee.

8.3. A split shift is defined as a normal daily shift which is worked over a span of more than nine and one-half (9 ½) consecutive hours. Employees required by proper authority to work a split shift shall be paid One Dollar ($1.00) for each such split shift worked in addition to all other compensation.