Section 08. Shift Differential
8.1. Shift differential pay, for the purpose of this Section, is defined as pay at a rate which is one step (5.74%) above the employee’s base pay in the salary range for their classification. If the base pay is at the top step, shift differential pay shall be computed at one step (5.74%) above such base pay.
Notwithstanding the paragraph above, the monthly shift differential pay for full-time employees shall be at least $35.00 above the employee’s base pay, to be prorated for part-time employees.
8.2. Full-time employees who are regularly assigned by a supervisor to work a shift of eight (8) hours or more that starts between11:59 a.m. and before 1:01 a.m. shall be paid at shift differential rates for all hours worked during such shift. To be eligible for shift differential, such shifts must be approved by the Department Head or designee. Time worked on a flexible schedule requested by the employee and approved by the supervisor shall not be eligible for shift differential.
8.3 Deputy Probation Officers (DPO’s) assigned by their supervisor to perform night operations as part of their regularly assigned job duties to accommodate department needs (not for personal preference), DPO’s for whom it is mandatory to participate in night operations, and DPO’s who volunteer for night operations upon Department request, shall be eligible to receive shift differential if the scheduled hours meet the criteria as outlined in Section 8 of this MOU.
8.4 Application of Differential
Employees who have been regularly working a shift described in Section 8.2 or 8.2 above for thirty (30) or more days immediately preceding a paid holiday, or the commencement of a vacation, or the commencement of a paid sick leave period, or compensatory time off, as the case may be, the applicable differential shall be included in such employee’s holiday pay, vacation pay, paid sick leave or paid compensatory time. The vacation, sick leave, holiday and compensatory time off pay of an employee on a rotating shift shall include the differential such employee would have received had he/she been working during such period.