CTO which accrues in excess of eighty (80) hours must be liquidated by monetary payment. Utilization of compensatory time off shall be by mutual agreement between the department head and the employee. The smallest increment of CTO which may be taken off is 6 minutes.
Effective January 31, 2016, the maximum compensatory time off accrual shall be increased from the current amount of eighty (80) hours to ninety-six (96) hours. This provision shall be in effect for six (6) months. At the end of the six-month period, the Department will compare overtime usage for this past six-month period with the same six month period in 2015. The overtime usage to be compared will be only that used to back fill for members who are absent from work due to the use of accrued comp time off. If the comparison shows a minimum of 15% increase in overtime usage for the specific reason noted above, the comp time accrual limit will revert to eighty (80) hours. If the result is less than a 15% increase, ninety-six hours will become the new cap for CTO accrual.